Anthony Hoffman, 57, passed away January 16, 2020

Anthony “Tony” Hoffman, 57, of St. Joseph, passed away, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, surrounded by his loving family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 21 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Brian Robbins officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society Those wishing to sign Tony’s Memory Book online may do so at

Tony was born February 19, 1962 in Benton Harbor to Frank & Dorothy (McNealy) Hoffmann. He graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School, Class of 1981. Tony enlisted in the Army National Guard and served his country for six years. On July 3, 1982 he married the former Saundra Martin in Benton Harbor. Tony was employed as a maintenance technician for St. Joseph Public Schools for the last thirty-three years. Tony was an active member of the former First Church of the Nazarene in St. Joseph, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher, youth leader, sound tech and cook for many Church functions. He loved his job and cooking for the Church and his family. Tony devoted his life to his family. He attended all of their sporting events to cheer on his children and grandchildren from the sidelines. Tony was always there for whomever needed assistance-family or friend.

Tony is survived by his wife Saundra; his children-Jerry Hoffman of Lansing, MI Heather Escobar of Lawton, MI; four grandchildren-Gabriella & Abigail Escobar, Antonio & Daniel Hoffman; his mother Dorothy Hicks of St. Joseph; his sister Renee (Denver) Nower of St. Joseph; his brother Joe (Nancy) Hoffmann of Baroda; his mother-in-law Gwen Little of St. Joseph; his brother-in-law Joe (Tina) Martin of St. Joseph; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins; and his canine companion Gordo. Tony was preceded in death by his father Frank Hoffmann. 

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