Calling Hours:
Friday, December 6, 2019, 3:00-5:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00-11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Linda Miller-Pretz, officiating
Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military honors
at the conclusion of the service

Burial with committal and military honors rendered by
Greenville VFW Post #3374 in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Merle J. Hoffman, age 98, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 3, 2019 in St. Paul's Senior Living Community.

He was born on July 22, 1921 to Clyde and Mabel (Keppel) Hoffman. Merle was a 1939 graduate of Penn High School, attended Keystone Engineering in Pittsburgh, and served his country from 1942-1945 in the U.S. Army 629th Engineer Co. He had been employed for over 35 years in sales at the former Greenville Steel Car and had been a photographer in the Greenville area for 15 years.

Merle was a member of First United Methodist Church, Greenville, where he was active with the Methodist Men, taught Sunday School and was a youth advisor. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with F&AM #290, was a past member of Greenville Kiwanis Club, was a member and past president of the Greenville Historical Society and had served as an Assistant Scout Master with Troop #51.

On December 11, 1945 he married the former Betty Christy, she preceded him in death on March 20, 2007. He is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Macierowski and her husband Jay of Frederick, MD and a son, Kip Hoffman and his wife Rose of Greenville, four grandchildren, Matt Hoffman and his wife Jinna, Annie Hoffman and her fiance Raj, Derek Macierowski and Leigh Ann Midkiff and her husband Brian and a great-granddaughter; Ada Hoffman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two infant sons; Kim and Kerry.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Senior Living Community, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Alissa Bouch Alissa Bouch
    December 5, 2019    

    Very sorry for you loss.

  2. Rise L Webber Rise L Webber
    December 5, 2019    

    So sorry for your loss. Many years ago I occasionally worked with Betty. Merle was always friendly.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 5, 2019    

    What a great friend. We did many things at church together.
    Blessings to Sylvia and Kip.
    Jerry Hodge

  4. Janet Dill Janet Dill
    December 5, 2019    

    Sylvia, Jay, and family, we are all thinking of you at this difficult time.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 5, 2019    

    Merle and my Grandma were friends at St Paul’s when he lived on the 2nd floor. I always loved seeing Merle when I visited my Gran. He always had a big beautiful smile and kind words! I’m so sorry for your loss and actually my Grandma passed the next day. . So sad to see them both go but they’re happy in their heavenly homes now I know.

  6. Carole Magargee, Skylee(rainbow bridge) & Toree) Carole Magargee, Skylee(rainbow bridge) & Toree)
    December 6, 2019    

    If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. Nettie Pantall and Merle will be having their good times again. I always enjoyed visiting with both of them and my fur babies put smiles on their faces

    With sincere sympathy

  7. Kathy Peebles Finney Kathy Peebles Finney
    December 6, 2019    

    Lovely man. Peace to Sylvia, Kip and their families. Loved the life review photos including Betty and Merle’s parents who lived up the street from me when I lived on Vance Street.

  8. Dori Miller Dori Miller
    December 6, 2019    

    Thinking of you and your family at this time. Sending warm thoughts and prayers your way. Hugs.

  9. Diana Strosser Miller Diana Strosser Miller
    December 8, 2019    

    To the Hoffman family, you have my sincere sympathy over the passing of your dad/grandfather.

  10. Doug McElhinny Doug McElhinny
    December 9, 2019    

    Kip. Sorry for your loss

  11. Jane Gosnell-Maningo Jane Gosnell-Maningo
    December 16, 2019    

    Peace and fond memories for you Sylvia, Kip and your families. I was blessed to know both your mom and dad.

  12. Bunmi Bunmi
    December 20, 2019    

    I am deeply sorry for your loss.  My heartfelt sympathy goes to your entire family during this difficult time. You can have the great joy of seeing your loved one again in perfect health in paradise with no more sickness, pain or death according to Revelation 21:4. May God give your entire family peace and comfort during this time of grief.

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