The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

February 25, 2014

Theodora E. Hoffman


Star Beacon

MADISON — Theodora “Teddy” E. Hoffman, age 90, of Madison, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Thompson, she was the daughter of Pelegia (Luda) and Soleslaus Bandelewski. She married her high school sweetheart Harlan Hoffman in Madison on Nov. 30, 1943. They were happily married for 70 years.

A 1941 graduate of Thompson High School, Teddy worked as a riveter during WWII. She also worked as a secretary for Hoffman Oil Company in Chardon. A member of Immaculate Conception Church, she was also a founding member of Hilltop Circle. Teddy was an amazing cook and enjoyed entertaining and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed playing cards, fishing and dancing. The family takes comfort knowing Teddy is once again together with her husband Harlan.

Teddy is survived by her son, Thomas Hoffman of Madison; two daughters, Sandra (Frank) Krasneski of Geneva and Patricia (Dr. Guy) Syversten of Pepper Pike; six grandchildren, Tina, Jake, Heather, Jonathan, Ryan and Diana; five great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanore Landphair of Geneva; and a brother, Frank Bender of Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan in 2013; her parents; three brothers, Joe, Henry and Edward; and three sisters, Helen Moore, Gertrude Abrams and Charlotte Bandelewski.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28th,  at Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison. Final resting place will be at Fairview Cemetery in Madison.

The family suggest contributions be made in Teddy’s name to Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio 44057.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.