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Joyce Reed Hoffman

June 7, 1926


Joyce Reed Hoffman, 92, of Tower City, passed away Thursday May 2nd.

Born in Tower City, June 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Harry and Lena Rickert Reed.

Joyce retired after 25 years of service from Williams Valley School District as a high school secretary. Following retirement she could often be seen riding "shotgun" with her husband delivering oil for the family business, Shuey and Hoffman Fuels. She was a member of the Jr. Order of Mechanics.

Joyce loved her church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tower City, where she was a member of the choir for over seventy years, a former Sunday school teacher and played the piano as an accompaniment to the organ during Sunday worship services.

She enjoyed reading Guideposts magazine, doing puzzle's and spending evenings during the summer sitting on her porch chatting with friends and neighbors.

Joyce was an accomplished crocheter, making hundreds of baby sweaters, booties and blankets. She crocheted for Seafarers International making over 200 caps for sailors. Joyce will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and greeting you with a hug or a kiss.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Carl W. Hoffman. 2014; a sister Ramona Shuey and a brother Jack Reed.

Surviving are her two sons, Shawn Hoffman and his wife LuAnn, Williamstown and Peter Hoffman and his husband Robert Bellon, Tower City. Nieces and nephews.  

A Celebration of Joyce's life will take place on Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am from St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Lauren Blatt.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City. Visitation will be from 9-10 at the church. Following the services a luncheon and time of fellowship will be held in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 415 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit

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May 17, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Tower City, PA 17980

Memorial Service
May 17, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Tower City, PA 17980


St. Paul's Lutheran Church
415 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City PA 17980

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