Louis G. Hoffman

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.


  1. Janice

    He was special to lots of people…He was loved and will be missed by everybody. RIP

  2. So sorry my condolences to the family beautiful man. Peace and love to the friends and family.

  3. Lisa Semon Murphy

    Lou was such a wonderful guy I’ve known him since I’m five…. we went to separate elementary schools and then met up again in junior high school and also again at Scranton Central he was a wonderful caring soul.

  4. Kurt Francis

    This comes as quite a shock. Louie, Bruce and I were the best of friends. I will never forget this man. Great human being. You will be missed by all my friend. Kurt “Hammer” Francis

  5. Mary Jo Conserette

    My Louie! Such a Beautiful and Kind Soul. We met at Marywood Dining Services. I will Pray for his Journey to Paradise where he will be reunited with our Lord and his Loved ones…especially Mom, Dad and his Beloved Jack.

  6. Sharon Maines Valvano

    I am so sorry for your loss .
    I’ve known Louie since grade school .
    He was such a great person.
    May he Rest In Peace

  7. Fran Czyzyk

    So sorry for your loss prayers for your family♥️♥️🙏🙏

  8. Donna and Dan Gardner

    Such lovely thoughts. Hold them in your heart and Louis will always be near. Our condolences to you and all your family at this most difficult time.

  9. Diane Grambo

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Louie and I have known each other since kindergarten at Robert Morris. It is tragic to lose a family member at such a young age … my heart breaks for you. I pray for your comfort and your pain to ease knowing that Louie is with your family.

    Diane Dudick Grambo

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