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 James Robert Hoffman

James Robert Hoffman

Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Death 16 Feb 2012 (aged 74)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Plot St Gabriel, Lot 36, Sec B, Gr 1
Memorial ID 87776912 · View Source
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"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." I love you Dad!

L٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ f٥гﻉ√ﻉг ~ 💔 ~ L٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ f٥гﻉ√ﻉг

US Navy EM3 E5 - 1957 to 1963

James Robert "Jim" Hoffman, of Basehor, Kansas, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Kansas City Hospice House. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 15440 Leavenworth Rd, Basehor, KS. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 12600 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 20 at Holy Angels Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Kansas City Hospice House, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 (

Jim was born January 25, 1938 in Kansas City, KS to Robert Howard and Hazel Louise (Fischer) Hoffman. He grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1956. After high school, Jim enlisted in the Navy and went to Basic Electricity and Electronics School and Electricians Mate A School. He was in the Navy from February 1957 to February 1963. Jim married Alice Elaine Cain on February 4, 1961 in Redondo Beach, California. When they moved to Kansas, Jim started working as an electrician at the Board of Public Utilities. He worked there for 38 years, until his retirement in 1996. Jim was a proud member of IBEW Local 53, and was Union Steward for a few years. He loved building models, racing cars, fishing and his family. Being a good provider and taking care of his family was very important to Jim.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob & Hazel Hoffman. Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine Hoffman; daughter Sherry Fisher her husband Jeff and their sons Colby and Austin; daughter Kim Wilson her husband Steve and their children Michelle, Casey and Tyler; son Brad Hoffman and his daughters Ashley and Britney; daughter Lonni Carter and her husband Tim and their children Chelsie and Colton; as well as 4 great-grandchildren and many friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N 94th St, Kansas City, KS (913) 334-3366.

Published in Kansas City Star on February 19, 2012.

Since his death, 2 additional great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson have been born.

The moment that you died, my heart was torn in two.
One side filled with heartaches, the other died with you!

I often lie awake at night when the world is fast asleep
and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheeks.

Remembering you is easy, I do it every day.
but missing you is a heartache that never goes away.

I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain,
Until that joyful day arrives that we will meet again!

~~Author Unknown

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  • Added: 31 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87776912
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