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Joseph Richard Hoffman Jr., 57

June 17, 2009

OCT. 27, 1951-JUNE 15, 2009

Joseph Richard Hoffman Jr., 57, of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born, Oct. 27, 1951, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Joseph Richard Sr. and Francine (Fair) Hoffman.

He was an active member of Broadfording Church of God, Hagerstown.

Joseph attended South High School, Hagerstown.

He worked as a sales manager for Home Mutual Insurance Co.

He was the founder and lead singer of the gospel group Light House Singers. He was a talented vocalist. Joseph was also the president of the Residents Council at NMS Healthcare Center and a former volunteer at Antietam Fire Co. He also liked to volunteer at the local SPCA.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Mary L. (Sampsell) Hoffman; children by a previous marriage; a daughter, Debbie Hoffman; four sons, Eugene Gregory, Jeffrey Hoffman, David Hoffman and Robert Hoffman; a stepson, Anthony Campello; a brother, Harry Vaughn; a cousin, Michael Fair, and his companion, Melinda Cardenas; 11 grandchildren; and many other extended family members. He will be missed most by his beloved German shepherd, Sonnyboy.

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He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Hoffman.

A memorial service will be held at Broadfording Church of God, 16109 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, with Pastor William Crowe officiating. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Dialysis Assistance Inc., 12931 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to Ezra Ministries, c/o Caleb Massey, 593 Madison 6415, Huntsville, AR 72740.

Arrangements by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel.

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