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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

John James "Jim" Hofer

1943 - 2021

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John “Jim” Hofer, 77, of Lisbon passed away at his home at 3:36 am, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 following a brief illness. 

 

He was born in Alliance, Ohio, on November 7, 1943; a son of the late Walter and Dorothy (Grimes) Hofer.

 

Jim graduated from Leetonia High School in 1962.  He was in the Army Reserves from 1964 to 1970.  He married Shirley Taylor on July 16, 1964.  Together they had two children, Michelle and John. 

 

Jim was a machinist at Fordees Manufacturing in Leetonia from the time he was in high school until the shop closed in 1992.  He then drove semi-truck for R&R Transport and Murray Trucking. 

 

He married Jane (St. Clair) Woodard on April 30, 1994, and became a father to Jane’s two sons Keith and Shane. 

 

In his spare time, Jim enjoyed working on cars, riding his motorcycle, and going to the Rogers sale. 

 

Jim was also preceded in death by his son, John Hofer; an infant daughter, his parents, Dorothy and Eugene Gauding; and his half-brother, Randall Gauding. 

 

He leaves behind his wife Jane; daughter, Michelle (Brook) Andreoli of Ridgecrest, California; step-sons Keith (Missy) Woodard of Salineville, Ohio and Shane (Tanda) Woodard of Princeton, West Virginia; sister Judith (Robert) Martin of Columbiana; grandchildren Brandy and Ryan Andreoli of Ridgecrest, California, and Tyler, Kolton, and Aniyah of Princeton, West Virginia; and two nephews. 

 

Jim also leaves behind two beloved dogs, Babe and Bubba.  Every dog he ever had was his “best dog ever.” 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals.

 

There will be no services, as he wished. 

 

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Angels for Animals
4750 West South Range Rd., Canfield OH 44406
Tel: 1-330-549-5634
Web: http://angelsforanimals.org

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Leslie (Zellers) McConaughy

April 24, 2021 1:56 PM

Prayers for the family. They were my neighbors growing up. RIP Jim.

Jim Bricker

April 16, 2021 12:56 PM

To Jim's family my sincere condolences. We had many great times as teens and again at Fordees.

MARY E. DAVIS

April 14, 2021 5:50 PM

MICHELLE AND FAMILY
MY DEEPEST AND SINCEREST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY
MARY E. DAVIS

Shirley Hofer

April 14, 2021 4:34 PM
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Remembering the good times.  Love, Shirley

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