Alice “Sue” Hoffman

Alice “Sue” Hoffman

August 31, 2014


Alice “Sue” Hoffman, a resident of Holy Family Residence, formerly of Petersburg Section of Scranton, died Sunday afternoon in the residence.  She was the widow of Harry Hoffman.

Born 1918 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John M and Mary Swartz Stone.  She was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School and was a member of the former Myrtle Street United Methodist Church where she was very active in it’s numerous groups.   After high school Sue went on to work in the Petersburg Silk Mill and also went on to head the volunteers at former Hanneman Hospital.  She had an affiliation with the hospital for over 50 years.

Surviving are a son Bill Hoffman and his wife Mary of Sarasota, FL; two grandsons William “Chip” Hoffman, Jr. and his wife Pat of Atlanta, GA and Scott and his wife Jennifer of Bakersfield, CA;  great grandchildren William, III,  Cate, Cristen, Robert, Colin and Elsie; a brother James Stone of Norristown; nieces and nephews.

Sue was preceded in death by sisters Betty Black and Jean Snyder.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30pm in the Maloney Lounge at the Holy Family Residence 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton officiated by Rev. Betty Reilly.

Friends may call Friday from 12:30pm until time of service in the Maloney Lounge.

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Holy Family Residence 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509.

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  1. Mary Ann Doherty

    I am sorry about the passing of Auntie Sue. I know she was loved by many and this should give the family comfort at this sad time.

  2. Rene' Cullen

    You were a wonderful positive Aunt that guided me through several difficult times, I will always remember you for that and many whimpie sandwiches you made for Jason and me when we would visit on James Ave. I always admired your happy content and relaxed feeling when you were making major changes in your life and how you dealt with it, you will be a role model for me forever, love you Auntie Sue and I will surely miss our many conversations about life. watch over us in heaven and take care of my Mom up there…

  3. Debbie (Ormiston) Taylor

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sue was a beautiful person, inside and out and truly left her mark on this earth. She will be missed by many.

  4. Jim Sweeney

    I am sad to hear of Sue passing. She was a very kind women, great family friend and wonderful neighbor. My prayers are with Bill, Chip, Scott and all your families.

  5. Tom and Cathy Matkosky

    We were so saddened when Sister Kathleen called to tell us the news of Sue’s passing. Since Dad arrived at Holy Family in 2006, Sue and others were so kind and sweet to us, we felt as if they were our new extended family. Every time, Sue would greet us with her smile and twinkling eyes, and regardless of her mood or condition, she was gracious and welcoming, always wanting to know how we were, how we were feeling and how we were doing. Whether just by giving a hello and wave, or taking a few minutes to chat, every visit with Sue was a gift to be cherished. She was and will always will be a truly dear friend, and our days and lives are better by having had her presence with us.

  6. Beth Black Batchelder

    My heart is sadden that you have gone, All I can say is, when I lost my grandma, you became my grandma, when I lost my mom, you became my mom. I’m so blessed that I could have an Aunt that could take on all those roles. It must be exciting for you to meet up with Uncle Harry after all these years. I bet his Spiritual heart skipped a beat when you appeared. I will miss you physically, but I will hold on to that special love you always gave!

  7. Marjorie Black Nishan

    Whenever I was with you, Auntie Sue, I was home in a comforting, peaceful, light-hearted place. No matter what was happening in my life you were able to give me a new perspective and a renewed confidence, (usually with a sense of humor). I don’t know how you did it, but I know that you made me feel as if I was the most important person in your life. What is more awesome is that you did that for so many others. Now that you are with Jesus, I am sure you have heard the best words, “Well done, good and faithful servant” I love you.

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