Doris A. Hoffman, owned grooming business, traveler

By on June 26, 2013

Doris A. Hoffman, 84, of Ephrata passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduating from Riverside High School in 1947, she was the daughter of the late Leonard G. and Anna B. Merckel. Doris was the loving wife of Franklin J. Hoffman for 64 years. Their wonderful life together included time on the island of Saipan following World War II and Duluth, Minnesota.

Doris was a homemaker who groomed poodles out of her home-based shop for 25 years. She loved her family, ball room dancing, traveling the world, and her many pets over the years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three children: David F. Hoffman, husband of Helene E. Hoffman of Elizabethtown; Michael L. Hoffman, husband of Cynthia Hoffman of Akron; and Barbara A. Hoffmann, wife of Eric J. Hoffmann of Ephrata; three grandchildren: Lori M. Hunter, Barbara A. Murphy and Jason M. Long; and three great-grandchildren. Doris was predeceased by her only sister Carol Tallar of Wisconsin and grandsons Steven L. Long and Patrick M. Hoffman.

A life celebration for Doris will be held at the Eicher Arts Center, 407 Cocalico St., Ephrata June 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. Bring your memories and fond stories of Doris to share with others. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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