Raymond L. Hoff

January 20, 1932 - December 29, 2008

01/20/1932 - 12/29/2008

Past Services

Service
Thursday January 01, 2009
7:30 pm
Catholic Church of the Ascension
4853 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-495-1886 | Directions

Virginia Beach; Raymond L. Hoff, 76, passed away peacefully Monday, December 29, 2008 at Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Mr. Hoff was born in Hecla, South Dakota. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Branch #99 and the Catholic Church of the Ascension.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Evelyn; eight children, Sandra, John, Keith and his wife JoAnn, Luke and his wife Sue, Mark and his wife Trish, Vicki and her husband Darren, Susan and her husband Jerry and Shelley and her husband Dave; fourteen grandchildren, John, Mason, Courtney, Justin, Carter, Emily, Austin, Luke, Chad, Wade, Ross, Carly, Bryce and Trent; two brothers, Richard and Frank.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the Church of the Ascension with Father James E. Parke officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to either the Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, 23462 or to Lee’s Friends, 7400 Hampton Boulevard Room 201, Norfolk, VA 23505. Condolences can be made to the family at altmeyer.com

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Joanne Schihl
8 years ago

Dear Evelyn,

My deepest condolences and sympathy at the death of Ray. You and all the family are in our prayers.

Blessings, peace, love to you,

Joanne and Bob

Chari Curtis
8 years ago

Dear Evelyn, and children,

Rod and I were so very saddened with the news of Ray’s passing. May all the wonderful memories of Ray help each of you with your pain during this most difficult time. We are praying God’s comfort for you all.

Much love,

Chari and Rod Curtis

Bobby & Frances Tolleson L.S. January 1, 2009
8 years ago

Dear Hoff Family,

Although we did not know Ray very well, we did see much love for his wife and children. We know your hearts are sad now. Please know that you are in our prayers and if there is anything we can do for any of you please let us know.

Harry&Betty Connor
8 years ago

Evelyn and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness.

May God bless you and give you comfort.

Carol Clemons
8 years ago

Evelyn and Family,

You are a wonderful lady and I am sure you will miss Ray as much as he will miss you. I thought his service was so touching to many of us.What a wonderful family you have! I am glad I was there. If you ever need any of us please call.

God bless all of you.

rick klamer
8 years ago

Evelyn,

I will miss you and Ray. It was always a pleasure to spend time with you two bowling. You are in my prayers.

Rick Klamer

Gary Paynter
8 years ago

Evelyn,

I will miss Ray on Thursday nights. I always enjoyed his company. God bless you and the family.

EILEEN FULTZ
8 years ago

Hello Evelyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him as the funny man that joked with us. I am sharing and caring in your time of sadness. Time helps, it is 33 weeks since my Mom died. I miss her every day and every way. God’s blessing on you and yours. Blessings. Eileen Fultz.

Lori Engel Murphy L.S. December 31, 2008
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Hoff’s passing. I will always remeber him, and he will always be in my heart for being the softball coach that taught me everything I know. My prayers are with you all.

Carol Bukovac L.S. January 1, 2009
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I am in California for the holidays Please accept my sincere condolences. Evelyn, know that you and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

David Fail L.S. January 1, 2009
8 years ago

I’d like to send my condolences to the Hoff Family. Uncle Ray was often a funny man with a quick joke at hand. His wisdom and witt will be missed by everyone who knew him. Many memories of him will live on forever.

Ronald FAIL L.S. December 31, 2008
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss! But no one better be crying because Ray wouldn’t allow any sissy crying. We loved uncle Ray so much. He will live on in all of our memories forever.

Even if I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about

John L. Shipley
8 years ago

Keith and Sandy my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Be safe and God Bless.

Troy Boonstra
8 years ago

Keith and the entire Hoff Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I send the deepest condolences on behalf of the Soldiers of the 160th whose lives you impact in a positive way every day. May God Bless you during this difficult time.

John Murphy
8 years ago

Mark & Family

Mark, we are saddened to hear of your loss and offer a prayer of comfort for you and your family. May your dad rest in pease

John

Douglas & Rogenia David
8 years ago

Mark and Family

Rogenia and I were saddened to hear about the loss of your father. We are thinking about you and your family and will keep you and your family in our prayers

Bill & Julia Dancy
8 years ago

Mark and Family,

I was saddened to hear about the loss of your father. Julia and I are thinking about you, and will lift you up in prayer asking that God provide comfort to help you and your family through these difficult times.

Theresa Adams
8 years ago

Mark and family,

Although your hearts grieve at the loss of your loved one; may you take comfort in knowing that he is present with the Lord. My prayers are with you and your family. Psalms 23

Regina Gomez
8 years ago

Mark and family,

My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May God comfort you and give you strength.

“Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed.” Isaiah 40:31

Sincerely, Regina

Richard Baker
8 years ago

Mark and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. I imagine it is especially difficult for you Mark to lose your father. A father is a very special person in your life and will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace and may you see him in heaven.

Susan Walker
8 years ago

Mark,

I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Your father lives on in the good memories you have and in the outstanding person you’ve become.

With sincere condolences,

Susan

The Rogers, Alan, Jane, Alan J and Sarah
8 years ago

Mark, my family and I am are so very sorry for your loss. I hope you can take some comfort knowing you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

DENNIS W GANTLEY
8 years ago

MRS HOFF AND FAMILYÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU OVER THE LOSS OF RAY.HE WAS ONE OF THOSE RARE INDIVIDUALS THAT YOU COULD ALWAYS FEEL COMFORTABLE AROUND LIKE AN OLD FRIEND.I’LL MISS SHOOTING THE CRAP WITH HIM.MAY HE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL OF YOU.

Lisa Tyree L.S. December 30, 2008
8 years ago

Mrs. Hoff and Family- I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

Dena and Peppino Panecaldo
8 years ago

Mrs. Hoff and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.

Shirley Stamper
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

God Bless You,

Alison Acosta
8 years ago

My heart is filled with sadness as I have such fond memories of Mr. Hoff. He was a unique, funny, and straightforward man. I will be thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

Faye Balbac
8 years ago

Sandra and family

So very sorry to hear about Ray. How special to have known him and the good times we all shared on the golf course and bowling on my visits to VA Beach. He will be saddy missed by all who knew him.

Anonymous
8 years ago

Sharing our condolences and sympathy with you, Evelyn and family. Ray was a dear friend to me and he will be missed.

Rock and Stephanie Pedroni

Lori & Sean Irvin Kim's Sister L.S. December 31, 2008
8 years ago

Susan-

We are so sorry to hear of Dad’s passing. You, Jerry and the kids will be in our thoughts.

Waldo and Sherrie Carmona L.S. January 4, 2009
8 years ago

To the Hoff Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the days ahead. May the faith you all share, the strong family bonds, and all of your fond memories of Ray give you comfort now and always.

It was apparent from Ray’s service that he exemplified the quote “There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple, and useful life.” Booker T. Washington

The funeral mass was indeed a beautiful tribute to him and we were honored to have been able to share that tribute with you.

Bill & Marion Frizzell L.S. December 30, 2008
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.