George John Hoffman, Jr., 80, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011at Harbour Health Center in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Born January 29, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey, George was raised and went to school in Union, New Jersey, but lived in Metuchen, New Jersey for 34 years until relocating to Punta Gorda in 1990. A graduate of Rutgers College of Pharmacy, he worked for Boyt Drugs in Metuchen, before opening his own drug store in Cranford, New Jersey, as well as various chain drug stores until Post Polio symptoms ended his career. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Cranford, B.P.O. Elks Lodges of Metuchen and Punta Gorda, and was a member and Past President of the Metuchen Board of Health and former member of the Board of Education in Metuchen. George was also a member and Past President of the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association Fishing Club, Punta Gorda, and as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, served as an Elder and Clerk of Session.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan; four children, George “Jack” (Debra) Hoffman of Winter Springs, FL, Gail Chernick of Metuchen, NJ, Kenneth Hoffman of Pittstown, NJ, and Janet (Daniel) Blair of Piscataway, NJ; and four grandchildren, Kenneth and Julia Hoffman, Daniel Blair, and Jaclyn Hoffman.
A Memorial service will be held for George at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.