Jacqueline Nadine (Hinz) Hoffman

March 11, 1937 ~ March 3, 2018 (age 80)

Jacqueline Nadine (Hinz) Hoffman, of Bethel Park, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. She was born in Erie, Pa on March 11, 1937. She was preceded in death by her father Gilbert Hinz, her mother Mary Marcella (Dailey) Hinz, and her husband Major Robert F. Hoffman, (US Army, ret.). As a child, she lived in Arizona, learning the ways of farm/ranch life with her uncle Hubert Hinz before moving back to Erie. She attended Villa Maria Academy, and graduated as a registered nurse from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing 1957. She married army lieutenant Robert F. Hoffman in 1958, and started her career as an army wife - with myriad responsibilities including hosting and attending formal dinners and other occasions with foreign dignitaries and high ranking Military personnel. She also worked as an officers wives’ club chairman, fulfilling obligations to charities and other organizations. She often had to uproot and move the fast-growing family over the years throughout the eastern U.S. and also India. She raised 4 children, often by herself, as her husband was deployed to such places as Korea, Turkey and Vietnam. The family finally settled in Pittsburgh when he retired from the military, and they all call it home to this day. She started a second career in retail, as a clerk in a local record store - due to her love of music. She was eventually promoted to store manager, growing the store year after year, then promoted to Manager at National Record Mart, main store, Downtown Pittsburgh. Along the way, she attended many concerts - meeting and mingling with many top performers of the day. She had spent the last 22 years retired, visiting all 48 continental states; “snowbirding” in Florida during winters; and traveling to her ancestral homeland of Ireland/England - all with her loving partner Tom Cancilla. She loved life and lived life fully! She is survived by her children: Julie (the late Jim) Fitzpatrick, Mark (Becky), Robert, and Gretchen (Rich) Yerman, along with 4 grandchildren: Emily and Thomas Fitzpatrick, and Richard and Brandi Yerman. Also surviving are her sisters Sue (Warren) Weber, Gretchen (John) Brugger, and older brother George (Joan). Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the David J. Henney Funeral Home, 6364 Library Road (RT 88), Library. Mass of Christian Burial  Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Valentine Church, Bethel Park.

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