Donald R. "Butch" Hoffman, of Savage Rd., Chaffee, died Saturday March 17, 2018 in the V.A. Medical Center, Buffalo at the age of 84.
He was born February 4, 1934 in Arcade, New York a son of the late Philip and Grace (nee Fuller) Hoffman. He was a US Army veteran serving from August 23, 1954 through August 22, 1956 and was a Parachuter during the Korean War.
He was a Millwright for over 40 years at the Robinson Knife Co. in Springville. He enjoyed NASCAR, raced stock cars in the 1960's, like Euchre card playing, fruit-vegetable-flower-tree planting, bird watching, orchestra music, Susan Boyle's singing and loved time with his grandchildren. He could build or create anything out of wood, steel or plastic. He was a plumber, mason, electrician, farmer and builder - having built his own home and that of others. He raised and processed beef, pork and chicken, smoked ham, bacon and pork loins. He owned and operated 2 businesses - Hoffman Processing and the Sardinia Inn bar and restaurant with his wife. He was a member of the Springville Moose Club and VFW, loved going to farmers', car, tractor and house auctions. He was everyone's best friend.
He is survived by his wife - Margery I. "Marge" (nee Gilbert) Hoffman whom he married September 21, 1957 in St. Judes Church, Sardinia; children - Bonnie (Phil) Osborne of Yorkshire, Dale (Patricia) Hoffman of Arcade, Jane (Lincoln) Smith of Freedom, Julie Platt of Chaffee and Judy (Scott) Slattery of Maryland; siblings - Helen (Pete Dell) Forrest of Springville, Barb (Dick) Pac of Gainesville, twin brothers - Bern (Barb) Hoffman of Arcade & Bruce (Rose) Hoffman of Buffalo; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law - Michael Platt who died July 12, 2015 and a sister and brother-in-law - Phyllis and Al Dean.
There are no calling hours. Private graveside services in Sardinia Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.