Hal Hoffner, 69, of Midlothian, MD, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at his home.
Born on October 25, 1946, in Michigan, Hal served his country proudly in the USAF in Vietnam and later in the Army Reserves and Air National Guard in New Hampshire.
Hal was a resident of New Hampshire for 25 years where he was employed as a public TV engineer. After moving to Western Maryland, he was employed by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for 10 years. A lover of history, Hal especially enjoyed participating as a chaplain in many Civil War reenactments.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rebecca “Becky” (Rabold) Hoffner; sons, Michael and daughter-in-law, Michelle, of Louisiana, and Steven and daughter-in-law, Faye, of New Hampshire; brother Jay and wife, Kathrine, of Texas; seven wonderful grandchildren, Kyle, Justin (serving in the USAF in Texas), Cathryn, Joshua, and Jackie of New Hampshire, and Ashle and Sarah of New Mexico.
A faithful son and servant of Jesus Christ for over 50 years, Hal was a member of LaVale Assembly of God for 4 years and a member of God’s Ark of Safety Church for the past 8 years.
In order to help others, Hal donated his body to the Maryland State Anatomy Board for medical study. His family wishes to thank the VA hospice staff for their compassionate care given to Hal in recent weeks as well as to his church family, friends and neighbors for all their love and support.
A memorial service will be conducted at God’s Ark of Safety, 18606 Cherry Lane, Frostburg, at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, with Rev. Everett J. Spence officiating. Friends will be received at the church an hour before the service.