Shirley E. Hoff
Shirley E. Hoff entered heaven’s shores on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
She was born on September 21, 1927, to Richard G. and Margaret (Reynolds) Tyrrell at the family home on Tyrrell Hill in the town of Mayfield, NY. Mrs. Hoff was educated at Mayfield Central School. She left school just weeks before graduation in order to take a job to support her ailing mother.
She married Albert W. Hoff on October 13, 1945. Together they raised seven children. Shirley spent most of her working career making and designing gloves at Ambroson Gloves in Gloversville, NY. She retired in her late 60s but still enjoyed sewing and quilt making until recent years. A woman of strong Christian faith, she was a member of the Perth Bible Church, Adirondack Baptist Church and most recently, the Westport Bible Church, where her late son, Dick, served as pastor for 40 years.
She is survived by these children, Dawn (Bob) Berry of Staunton, VA, Cheryl (Doug) Bauman of Stevensville, MT, Evelyn (Bob) Procita of Reidsville, NC, Mike (Janet) Hoff of Elizabethtown, NY and Barb (Dave) Wager of Lincolnton, NC; daughter-in-law, Lynn Hoff of Westport, NY; plus 39 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hoff was predeceased by her husband, Albert; daughter, Nancy McAllister; and son, Dick Hoff.
Her family would like to thank Lynn Hoff, Sally Burdo, Maria Bledsaw, Yvonne Ashline, Meadowbrook Nursing Home and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital for their tender care of our Mom in her last months and days. Your compassion and love for our Mom was apparent in everything that you did.
There will be a memorial service given in her honor on Saturday, October 12, at the Westport Bible Church, 24 Youngs Road, Westport, NY at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, her family is requesting donations to the Elizabethtown-Lewis Ambulance Service who has provided excellent care and service to our Mom in recent days. Contributions may be mailed directly to: Elizabethtown-Lewis Rescue Squad, 8143 U.S. Route 9, Lewis, NY, 12950.
A private burial service will be held for the family at a later time.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, (518) 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Shirley Hoff, please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com.