Edwin J. (Hap) Hoffman, Jr.

June 12, 1943 - July 12, 2016 Landenberg, PA | Age 73 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfahter, Brother and Friend.

Edwin J. (Hap) Hoffman, Jr., age 73, of Landenberg, PA passed away on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. He was the husband of Joan Pasqua Hoffman, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

He was born on June 12th, 1943 in Pottsville, PA, to the late Edwin J. Hoffman, Sr. and Doris White Hoffman.

He was a 1961 graduate of Pottsville High School. He was employed at Hewlett Packard for 34 years until 2001. He then became a Bailiff at the Chester County Courthouse.

Hap loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with them. His three granddaughters held a special place in his heart. Hap also loved participating in and watching sports. He especially enjoyed watching football and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He coached high school girl’s basketball and softball for the Kennett School District. One of his biggest accomplishments was leading the girl’s basketball team to three District championships. He also brought flag football to the Kennett area in the 1970’s.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Ed Hoffman and his wife Debbie of Maytown, PA and Scott Hoffman of Kennett, Square, PA; three granddaughters Taylor, Mollie, and Lauren of Maytown, PA; a sister Ruth Devlin of Pottsville, PA. and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister Gertrude Hoffman and by a grandson, Matthew.

In keeping with Hap’s wishes there will be no funeral services.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

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In keeping with Hap’s wishes there will be no funeral services


  1. Dear Joan, Ed, and Scott,

    I was so sorry to read about Hap’s passing. You have my sincerest sympathy. What wonderful memories you must all have! Thinking of you.

    Norma Cole

    Norma Cole | August 1, 2016 at 4:29 PM
  2. Joan,
    Was so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing, know his memories will stay with you and comfort your family. Worked with Ed for a number of years at HP and he was always making the work day enjoyable. Told him stories of knowing you from your AGHS office days and having to sign me in as being late a number of times, but then erasing the ‘mark’ to prevent me from getting detections – he’d always laugh about that. And then add, “she’d never of done that for our boys”….

    George Steele | July 29, 2016 at 10:50 AM
  3. So sorry to hear about Hap, he was a great guy ; you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Dot Shinn | July 24, 2016 at 4:34 PM
  4. Our prayers go out to the family, I am truly sorry I didn’t know him better. He sounded like an amazing man. He absolutely had to be to keep a happy family for 53 years. Wish you our best… .Judy and Flip

    Judy and Flip | July 24, 2016 at 4:30 PM
  5. Joan,
    So very sad to hear of Ed’s passing. As you know, he was a great guy! Always considered you and Ed friends even though we haven’t seen you in some time. Always remember all the fun times we had together!

    Bill and Joan Reader | July 21, 2016 at 12:38 PM
  6. Joanie,Eddie,&Scottie,
    We were very sadden when we heard about Haps passing. Rich & I were reminiscing about all the good times we had together. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. May Hap rest in peace.
    Rich& Terry Forte

    Terry forte | July 20, 2016 at 6:56 AM
  7. Hap was a good friend and we miss him dearly!

    Joe & Tammy Cairns | July 19, 2016 at 8:39 PM
  8. Joan and family,

    Very sad to hear of Hap’s passing. I grew up with him in Port Carbon and played countless games of baseball and basketball with Ed. Even got stuck up in the tree in his back yard as an 8 year old and had to be rescued by a neighbor with a ladder. Ed always took charge of all our games and was a roll model for me, especially at PHS when he was a senior and I a sophomore. I always looked up to him. A good guy. A few years ago we met again on Facebook when he wrote: ” Mike, we’re playing New Philly tomorrow and I’ve got you at second base.” Made me chuckle.

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Mike DeStefano

    Mike DeStefano | July 19, 2016 at 5:34 PM
  9. I’m sad to hear of lose of Ed. I enjoyed working and knowing Ed. He will be missed.
    Paul Norris

    Paul Norris | July 19, 2016 at 10:33 AM
  10. Joan,
    My depest sympathy on the passing of Ed. We worked together at HP and he was a great guy.

    Bob McComsey | July 19, 2016 at 9:51 AM
  11. Dear Joan,
    Linda and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Ed. You two always took time to talk with us and always had a smile and upbeat. Ed will be missed and our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the family.

    Ralph and Linda Hunter | July 19, 2016 at 9:49 AM
  12. Joanie & family – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. So sorry for your loss! Bonnie D’Antonio

    Bonnie D'Antonio | July 19, 2016 at 8:14 AM
  13. With deepest sympathy to Ed’s family. What a wonderful person always with a pleasant smile and a nice hello. I knew Ed for several years from working with him at HP and the Chester County court house. May he now rest in peace.

    Dare Kelly | July 18, 2016 at 10:46 PM
  14. Dear Joan, Ed and Scotty, whenever I ran into Ed at work it was always a happy experience. He would always share a good thought or feeling. Then whenever Deb and I would cross paths at Gio’s or around town there would always be smiles on our faces when parting. Ed was truly one of a kind. Sending our prayers and condolences that you may have peace and comfort at this time.

    Gene and Deb Difilippo | July 18, 2016 at 9:02 PM
  15. My sincerest sympathies to Joan, Eddie and Scotty and all of Ed’s family. Ed was like a big brother to me as I worked with and for him in my early years of HP. As a young man, Ed looked out for me and kept me straight with some of life’s challenges. I can honestly say that I am a better person today as a result of my friendship with Ed. I wished that I could have told him so.

    David Lloyd | July 18, 2016 at 2:26 PM
  16. Mrs. Hoffman, Scott, and Family-

    I am so sorry for your loss. I live in Virginia now and so I just heard the news today from my mom. I am thankful to have known Mr. Hoffman and appreciated the time he spent developing me as a player…as a person; he will always have a special place in my heart. I’ll never forget him or his coaching. Thank you for sharing him with us all those years. You guys are in my prayers.

    Take care,
    Lea (formerly Jackson)
    #10, KHS Varsity Girls Basketball ’93-’97

    Lea Dozier | July 18, 2016 at 1:24 PM
  17. Dear Joan & Family-
    Very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was my son’s flag football coach many years ago and I worked with him at HP/Agilent. Thoughts and prayers are with you!!! God Bless!!!!
    Maxine Mayo

    maxine mayo | July 18, 2016 at 1:15 PM
  18. Hi Joanie and Boys it is with great sadness of learning of your Dads passing! He was a great friend and even though I did not get to see him often I have so many great memories with Hap! My prayers are with you all and I will continue to pray for all of you and him! God Bless you All! Brooke

    Brooke Miller | July 18, 2016 at 12:41 PM
  19. I’m very sad to hear the news. I knew Ed from out time working together at HP/Agilent. I always enjoyed talking with Ed and offer my condolences to his family.

    Roger Nalepa | July 18, 2016 at 11:49 AM
  20. I was sad to hear the news this morning that Ed had passed away. I was just thinking about him last week in fact. I worked with him at HP for 10 years. He was always trying to make work fun. When he or the family needed prayer he would ask me to pray for him. I know he will be missed by many.

    Karen Vaughn | July 18, 2016 at 11:24 AM
  21. Ed was one of my first mentors when I started with Hewlett-Packard at the Avondale site back in the late 70’s. he was a great guy to work with and had a great sense of humor — especially with a few at-work “pranks”. I extend my condolences to the family and friends who have lost a remarkable person in their lives. Although he is gone from us physically, his spirit lives on in each of us, and in the many lives that he touched , no matter how briefly, throughout his lifetime.

    David Flad | July 18, 2016 at 11:20 AM
  22. Prayers for Hap and his family and friends. I have many good memories of our 12 yrs together in school. A special one was a 5th grade talent show when Hap was singing a Johnny Ray song. He got emotional and tore off his good white shirt popping all the buttons.

    Dave Wesner | July 18, 2016 at 10:43 AM
  23. Dear Joan, My condolences to you and your family. We will always remember Hap as a very happy and caring person. I graduated with him and will always remember the good times we all had. My prayers are with you and your family. Sallie Colitz Fisher.

    Sallie Colitz Fisher | July 18, 2016 at 9:32 AM
  24. Hap was a fellow Pottsville High grad. I played basketball with him when I was a sophomore. Hap was a nice guy, was a Facebook friend. My condolences to his family. Know he is with our Lord now.

    Ron Bevan | July 18, 2016 at 8:50 AM
  25. Dear Joanie, I am so sorry to read of your loss. He was such a nice person and he always had a smile on his face. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Elaine Fiore

    Elaine Fiore | July 18, 2016 at 7:26 AM
  26. So sorry to hear of “Haps” passing. Grew up with him in Port Carbon and graduated with him at Pottsville High. He was a great guy and have lots of memories. Condolences to his family.

    Sandy (Campbell) Keeney | July 17, 2016 at 9:10 PM
  27. Joan &family, my prayers are with u and ur family at this difficult time. Hap was a member of our Port Carbon gang
    From kindergarten thru 12th grade we shared may great times together, great memories that I’ll never forget. U could always depend on Hap to make us laugh & do crazy things but we never got in trouble. Hap will b sadly missed. God bless u & ur family.

    Nancy Wallick | July 17, 2016 at 9:04 PM
  28. Dear Joanie, Ed, Scotty and the rest of the Hoffman family, Janet and I are so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Hap as a kid whether playing flag football down at Herb Pennock Field or baseball at KAU. What a great guy! Please know that we are keeping you in our prayers. God’s strength to all. He will be truly missed!
    Matty and Janet D’Antonio

    Matty and Janet D'Antonio | July 17, 2016 at 7:51 PM
  29. Joan,

    We have only wonderful memories of Hap and his coaching days at Kennett High.. He was a steady, positive influence on the team members, which made a lasting impression on so many. Our Renie loved playing for Hap. The Amoss Family extend our sincere sympathy to you, Scotty and Ed — and the entire family.

    George and Elaine Amoss

    George Amoss | July 17, 2016 at 7:37 PM
  30. Joanie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I recall he had some serious health issues in the past. Please know that our thoughts and love come from Colorado You have been a godsend to many of us.
    Steve and Kathy

    Stephen Brutscher | July 17, 2016 at 7:57 AM
  31. Dear family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of Hap. He was one of the good guys. Countless people, young and old, will embrace their memories of him, and truly miss him.

    Carol Marvel | July 16, 2016 at 9:08 PM
  32. My Dear Hoffman Family, What a wonderful man and a great coach! He will truly be missed by many. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and may God bring you comfort in the days ahead! So sorry for your loss!! Sincerely, Dee (Regester) Chandler

    Dee (Regester) Chandler | July 16, 2016 at 4:29 PM

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