Mark James Hoffman, 56 – An Outstanding Athlete
Mark James Hoffman, 56, of Mahanoy City, formerly of Aristes, passed away Thursday evening September 3, 2020 at Cedar Crest Hospital, Allentown.
Born June 23, 1964, in Ashland, he was the son of the late Vincent A. Hoffman and Margaret Hoffman Lewullis and William Charles Lewullis, Sr.
Mark was a 1982 graduate of North Schuylkill Jr. Sr. High School, Fountain Springs. He was an outstanding athlete in wrestling, football and track. He was captain of the wrestling and football teams in his senior year, and was a District and Regional wrestling champion.
In 2014 he was the recipient of the Carnegie Hero Medal, given to those who risk their life to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.
He was formerly employed at Goulds Pump, Ashland, and Pleasant Valley Homes in Pine Grove.
He was known as a great practical joker and truly enjoyed spending time with his partner Mim Benjamin, at home and camping, along with their dogs Bo, Daisy and Gracie. Mark was an avid Bears and Flyers fan and loved playing the drums.
He was preceded in death by his father Vincent A. Hoffman, paternal grandparents John and Melissa Hoffman and William J. Lewullis and Alberta Lewullis-MacAskill, maternal grandparents John and Mary Sebastian.
He is survived by his parents Margaret and William Lewullis, Sr. ,Aristes Companion Mim Benjamin, Mahanoy City Siblings, Vera Hoffman-Bucher, Mt. Carmel John Hoffman, Mt. Carmel ,Vincent Hoffman, Alabama, Kathy Lewullis-Petrus, Mountain Top ,William Lewullis, Jr. York, Karen Lewullis-Slotterback, Mt. Carmel, Christopher Lewullis, Tennesse. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and too many friends to mention.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.
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