Louis G. Hoffman, 58, of Scranton died Wednesday evening at home.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Louis and Alice Richards Hoffman. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School Class of 1980. Prior to retirement, he was employed as chef and he proudly taught his nephews this trait. Lou was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, something his friends and especially his nephews teased him about. He was also an avid fisherman.
Lou never married or had any children. Instead, he treated his nephews like they were his own, especially in their younger years. He had special nicknames for everyone, especially his family. The special bond he shared with his sister and niece Carri will forever be cherished.
Louie was always looking out for others throughout his life. He would invite co-workers, and other less fortunate individuals he knew that may have not had any one in their life or anywhere to celebrate a holiday to his family functions.
He took great pride and passion in taking care of his mother and uncle Ed. Louie is now celebrating with his parents who he loved so much. Louie will be deeply missed.
Surviving are his sister Betty Newcomb and her husband Charles of Scranton; uncle Ed Richards of Scranton; nephews Charlie Newcomb and his wife Carri of Scranton and Ed Newcomb and his wife Jenny of Dickson City; great nieces and nephews Ryan, Paige, Alison, and Declan Newcomb.
He was preceded in death by his best friend David Newcomb, and his beloved dog, Jack.
Due to the current health crisis, a future graveside service will be held in Washburn Street Cemetery at future date.