James Hoffman

James L. Hoffman

1937 - 2020

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James L. Hoffman Allegany, NY James L. Hoffman, 83, of 3095 Smith Hollow Rd., passed away peacefully Monday (September 7, 2020) in the loving presence of his wife and family. Born May 19, 1937 in Olean, he was the son of Albert and Rhea Thorn Hoffman. On May 7, 1960 at the former Sacred Heart Church in Portville he married Sylvia M. Peasley, who survives. Jim attended Olean High School and soon after, joined the US Army where he served in Germany during the Korean War. Jim was an outstanding athlete and his talent was noticed by Army personnel. During part of his enlistment time, he was stationed at West Point where he proudly played football on the team's practice squad. He was a member of the Teamster's Union during his whole career and began delivering bulk mail for the former Hazard Truck Lines in Portville that sub-contracted with the US Post Office. Most of his career was with Allegany Beverage Co. where he delivered to area businesses for many years, and to which he served as a union steward, prior to his retirement. While at Allegany Beverage, he also worked part time for St. Bonaventure University Security Offices. Jim was a member of the Eagle's Club in Olean and the Allegany American Legion. While still working, he was active with the Teamster's United Rank and File. Most of all, especially in retirement, he loved being at home, enjoying country life and hunting and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored. He leaves behind his loving wife Sylvia to whom he was married for 60 years; 1 son Robert (Gina Coletti) Hoffman of Olean; 1 daughter Lori Hoffman of Orchard Park; 7 grandchildren Jessica Shaffer, Michael (Lisa) Grimes, Cara (Jamie) Grimes-Reagan, Bradley Witter, Kaytie (John) Bennett, Kyle (Shauna) Hoffman, Nolan (Abby Hill) Hoffman and Beth (Brian) Buzzendore; 5 great grandchildren Luke, Turner, Claire, Johnathon and Brady; 1 sister Beverly (Walter) Barton of Zephyr Hills, FL; 1 brother Richard Hoffman of Pompano Beach, Fl and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Lynn M. Witter on August 23, 2006; 3 brothers Albert Hoffman, William Hoffman, and John Hoffman and 6 sisters Virginia Hegedus, Eleanor Kolasinski, Alberta Keefe, Rhea Scicchitano, Wilma Kennedy and Dorothy Kincaid. The family will be present to receive friends on Friday from 5-8pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean. Funeral services will be held Saturday (September 12, 2020) at 10:00am in the funeral home. Rev. Pat Melfi, pastor of St. John's Church in Olean, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The use of a mask will be required while visiting at the funeral home. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St. Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Friday
11
September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 11, 2020
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States
Saturday
12
September

Funeral

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States