Leonard R. ‘Skip’ Hoffman Jr.

Mr. Leonard R. “Skip” Hoffman Jr., 66, of Old Trail Road, Johnstown, New York passed away unexpectedly, on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

Born on April 12, 1951, in Cooperstown, NY, he was the son of Leonard Hoffman Sr. and Elsie Thompson Hoffman. He was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, class of 1970 and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Hoffman was a dairy farmer in the area for his entire life.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, obtaining the rank of Specialist 4.

Skip enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter and great-granddaughter. He had a passion for anything regarding farming.

On June 5, 1971, at the Freysbush United Methodist Church, Skip was married to Linda R. King. Together they celebrated over 46 years of marriage.

His brother, John Hoffman; and sister, Jeanette L. Smith predeceased him.

Mr. Hoffman is survived by his wife, Linda R. Hoffman of Johnstown, NY; four sons, Bobby-Jon Hoffman of Gloversville, NY, Chad Hoffman of Gloversville, NY, Brian Hoffman and Deanne Gebo of Wichita Falls, TX, Scott Hoffman of Johnstown, NY; sister, Ellen and Benny Poe of Albany, OR; granddaughter, Kyra Hoffman; great-granddaughter, Harper Hoffman; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY, with Darlene Spaulding officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, April 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Fort Plain Cemetery with military honors.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Leonard R. Hoffman Jr. may be made to the Town of Mohawk Fire Department, 2553 St. Hwy. 30A, Fonda, NY 12068, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Please sign the online guestbook for Mr. Hoffman at www.houghtalingandsmith.com.