Patsy L. Hoffman

| March 27, 2019

Patsy L. Hoffman, 74, of Franklin died peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at UPMC-Hamot, following a brief illness.

Born Alma Mae Campbell on August 30, 1944, in Tionesta to the late Frederick C. and Clara June Campbell, she was adopted at the age of 5 and was renamed Patsy Osten.

Patsy grew up in Oil City and was a 1962 graduate of Oil City High School. She was married on October 9, 1965, to the late William N. Hoffman. The couple was happily married for just under 49 years prior to his death on October 7, 2014. They raised two sons in Franklin.

Patsy was employed for 30 years as a Secretary in the Franklin Area School District, beginning her career in the Title I Reading program. She later worked at Polk Elementary and then Seventh Street Elementary until her retirement in June 2006. She most recently attended First Baptist Church in Franklin where she participated in the church’s American Baptist Women’s Ministries group. She also was a member of the Belles Lettres Club. Patsy survived and fought back from a major stroke in 2010. After her husband, Bill, passed away, she was able to live at home with the aid of some caregivers: Royanna Snow, Chris Fillgrove, Lori Ochs, all of Oil City, and Tina Weston of Titusville. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and playing card games with her caregivers. Patsy and the Hoffman family greatly appreciated the dedication of these women to her care.

She is survived by her two sons: Timothy W. Hoffman of Walpole, Massachusetts, and Daniel L. Hoffman (Kathy) of Franklin, and one grandson: William D. Hoffman, also of Franklin. She is survived by her siblings: Sally Ward of Largo, Maryland; Dawn Blaisdell of Lewis Run; Charles Campbell of Greer, South Carolina; Bonnie Santellelo of San Antonio, Texas; and, Sandra Pizzi of Painsville, Ohio, one sister-in-law: Linda Gleason of New Bethlehem, one brother-in-law: Randy Hoffman of Bellefonte, and several nieces and nephews, extended family members, and friends. She is also survived by two cousins of significant importance to her, Mary Emanuele and Georgia Staab, both of Oil City.

In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Betty Mackey, Flora Neatby, and Karen Kitterman, her brother: Fred Campbell, her sister-in-law: Jean Lutz, her brothers-in-law: James Hoffman and Richard Hoffman, and her husband’s parents: James and Mary Hoffman.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 1041 Liberty Street, Franklin with a memorial service to follow at 4:00 p.m. at the church. The Reverend Randy Powell will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either: The Franklin Public Library, 421 12th Street, Franklin, or First Baptist Church, 1041 Liberty Street, Franklin.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Timothy E. Hartle Funeral Home, 1328 Elk Street, Franklin.

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