Theodore Hoffman

Theodore Hoffman

Wednesday, March 30th, 1938 Thursday, November 26th, 2020

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Obituary for Theodore A Hoffman

Theodore (Ted) A. Hoffman, long time resident of Tuxedo, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 82. Ted was a retired history teacher from George F Baker High School in Tuxedo. His love for history was only surpassed by his love of his family, his faith and playing golf. He was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Tuxedo. He proudly served as Town of Tuxedo Supervisor 1976-77. He served on the Tuxedo school board, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Born March 30, 1938 in Manhattan, he moved to Tuxedo to start his teaching career and raise his family. Ted is preceded in heavenly grace by his parents, Theodore and Eva Hoffman, his wife MaryAnn Calabrese Hoffman, sister Mary Theresa Hoffman Kalos and son in law Timothy Crandall. He is survived by his brother F. Michael Hoffman and his wife Patricia of Delaware, his children, Theodore Hoffman Jr and wife Valerie of Binghamton, NY, Joseph Hoffman and his wife Dina of Greenwood Lake, NY, Donna Handy and her husband Michael of New Windsor, NY, Patricia McQuade and her husband Neil of Morris Plains, NJ, Michele Drake and her husband Robert of Greenwood Lake, NY and Paul Hoffman and his wife Khrystian of Tuxedo, NY. His grandchildren Stephanie Hoffman, Steven Hoffman, Scott Hoffman, Kristin Bryant, Kira Saltz (Michael Saltz), Kelly Handy, Katelyn Lovenberg (Matthew Lovenberg), Ryan McQuade, Jenna Brown (Robert Brown), Taylor McQuade, Daniele Cozens (Martin Cozens), Samantha Piazza (Jon Claude Piazza), Rebecca Crandall (Lucas Lomba), Dylan Porter, Lillian Hoffman and Zachary Hoffman. His great grandchildren Ellie, Luke, Logan, Matthew, William, Emma, Michael, James, Andrew, Donna, Kevin, Soren, Astrid, Thea, Lincoln, Nolan and Jack. As well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Scarr’s Funeral Home, Suffern NY Tuesday December 1st 5 – 8 PM. Due to COVID restrictions, the funeral home limits the number of people inside at one time, the family understands many would want to pay their respects, our father would want your health and safety be the priority, feel free to pay your respects on Ted’s facebook page or on the funeral home web site. Mass services will be private for family and close friends only. However, if you would like to link in an watch from the safety of your home the family is creating a Zoom video option. Please send your email address to Patricia MCQuade ( by no later than 12:00 noon Monday November 30, 2020, access and password will be sent to you prior to the mass.
In lieu of flower, family would ask you consider donations to support a scholarship fund the family is creating in his honor for a graduating senior of George F Baker pursuing a career in education. Donations can be made to Michele Drake, 1110 Route 17A, Greenwood Lake NY 10925. Or donations can be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Tuxedo NY in his name.

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    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Scarr Funeral Home
    160 Orange Avenue
    Suffern, NY
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    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
    5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Nikki & Jerry Papandrea, Robert Sassone Family, and other have sent flowers to the family of Theodore A Hoffman.
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Jerry Simonowits and Terry Moore

With deepest sympathies for the loss of your loving father/grand-father/great-grandfather. May his memory be for a blessing.

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Khrystian Hoffman

Thank you uncle Jerry!!
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John Whitehead

Mr. Hoffman was a pillar of the community in more ways than one (teacher and mentor to many, neighbor, town supervisor, and TALL). One day in school in 1973, he said it was his 35th birthday, and remarked that was half his life, assuming 70 years expectancy. So it is a happy thing that he made it much farther. I remember that moment clearly, because he looked at my sad expression and said, "John, are you thinking about what you will look like at age 35?" I could not bring myself to say what I was really thinking, namely that my own Dad was going to be 69 later in 1973, and then 70 in 1974 (he made it to almost age 80). In the 1980's and into the 1990's, my Mom told me about Mr. Hoffman's many visits to the Tuxedo library, where she worked part time after my siblings and I left town. When she passed away in 2013, he was in the Friday night gathering, and it was wonderful to see him and talk. May he rest in peace, and best wishes to the whole family and to Tuxedo.
-John Whitehead, THS class of 1977
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Tim and Pam (Montanye) Noonan

Our condolences to those who mourn the loss of Mr. Hoffman. He helped impress the importance of knowing history in the 20th and 21st centuries. He was an important part or our youth. Thank you Mr. Hoffman.
Comment | Posted at 01:00pm via Condolence

Barb Podunajec

Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a great history teacher. I graduated 1965. Barbara Atkinson Podunajec
Comment | Posted at 09:11pm via Condolence

Patricia McQuade

I believe that the best part of the person I have become came from you and mom.
I promise to love deeply, to serve always, and forgive.
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