The Life of David Albert Hoffman

David Albert Hoffman, age 82, of Kutztown, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was the loving husband of Miriam Irene (Levan) Hoffman for 56 years. David was a self-employed contractor, working alongside his brother, Harold, as Hoffman Bros. Building and Remodeling. He was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, and honorably served in the U.S. Navy onboard the U.S.S. Canberra. Raised on a farm in Krumsville, he learned woodworking from his father, and created furniture. He was frugal with himself, and generous with others, dependable, and hard- working. He enjoyed beekeeping for many years, as well as working in the woods gathering firewood for his wood burning stove.  He was an avid gardener and raised assorted livestock and unique fowl.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and good friends.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Miriam, and children, Darryl Hoffman, and wife Virginia (Kline), Kutztown, Kim (Hoffman), and husband Stuart Guinther, Macungie, and Karen (Hoffman), and husband Denis Newkirk, El Dorado, CA. David has eight grandchildren, Luke Hoffman, and wife Megan (Greiner), Anne (Hoffman), and husband Timothy Mills, William Guinther, and wife Carolyn (Letourneau), Andrew, Emily, and Rachel Guinther, Cooper and Jenneth Newkirk; two great-grandchildren, Emma Hoffman and Matthew Mills; and three siblings, Aldine Mantz, Harold Hoffman, and Evelyn Merkel.  He was predeceased by his parents, Claude T. Hoffman and Jennie I.(Hunsicker) Hoffman, sister, Thelma German, and brothers, Norman and Forrest Hoffman.

A funeral service to celebrate David's life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Pastor Timothy Valentino officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in New Bethel Zion Cemetery, Kutztown (Krumsville). Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. in the funeral home. 

The family requests contributions be made in David's memory to Samaritan's Purse International Relief, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or online at Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Good Neighbor

I will always remember Mr. Hoffman as one of the most kind and thoughtful people I knew when I was a child growing up on Kohler’s Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman always treated my family as though we were extended family to them. Mr. Hoffman always had a quick smile and seemed genuinely happy to see everyone he encountered. My family enjoyed chewing beeswax with honey and drinking iced mint tea, which the Hoffmans would bring to us in summer months. With gratitude and love, Kathy (Rhein) Hildebrand
Posted by Kathy H on 1/10/2018

Neighbor and Friend

The day we moved in and the van drove off; over walked Dave and Irene bringing dinner. From tilling our garden in the spring, to teaching me to level a mold board plow, to fighting our swamp to retrieve my tractor, he was always helping. I'll so miss his great sense of humor and know I'll be listening for the sound of his chainsaw for a long time to come. Love and condolences to all, Diana and Dave Rydzewski
Posted by Diana R on 1/12/2018