Alberta M. "Birdie" Hoffman
Alberta M. "Birdie" Hoffman, 95, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 1032 S. Michael Rd., died on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness. She was born Apr. 25, 1918 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Krieg Emmert. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial Schools.On Oct. 29, 1936, in the St. Marys Church, she married Wilfred J. "Biff" Hoffman, who preceded her in death on June 15, 1982. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Queen of the World Church, Rosary Altar Society and CD of A. She loved music and dancing, enjoyed playing cards, especially cinch, and enjoyed being with her family.She is survived by five daughters, Ruth Wendel of St. Marys, Susan Huff and her husband Llewellyn of Weedville, Barbara Brennen and her husband Bradley of St. Marys, Mary Eckert and her husband Gary of Cortland, N.Y. and Nancy Conway and her husband Lawrence of St. Marys; 17 grandchildren, Joanne Herzing, Cynthia Klein, Donald Wendel, Kevin Wendel, Craig Huff, Brian Huff, Michele Werner, Troy Huff, Tammy Todd, Cheryl Giacomino, Amy DeCarolis, Denise Pfingstler, Vicky Rupprecht, Molly Harrington, Kim Kelchner, Timothy Conway and Leanne Ryan; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law Edward Hoffman of Coudersport.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law Elmer Wendel; a brother Walter Emmert; and three sisters, Evelyn Scolari, Monica Heilberger and, in infancy, Ruth Emmert. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.A Mass of Christian Burial for Alberta M. "Birdie" Hoffman will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials can be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys or to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.