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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Colonel Lawrence Hoffman

Colonel Lawrence William "Larry" Hoffman

Friday, August 9th, 1935 - Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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Colonel (US Army, Retired) Lawrence W. “Larry” Hoffman, age 84, of Plum Tree Circle, Newville, died on February 1, 2020 of natural causes. He was a United States Army Veteran with 30 years of service where he served in the Vietnam War and he also retired from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Larry graduated from Michigan State University, Shippensburg University and the United States Army War College at the Carlisle Barracks. He was a member of Our Lady of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church in Shippensburg.

Surviving him are his wife Catherine A. Hoffman; his four children, Lawrence W. Hoffman II of Midland, GA, Veronica M. Garnet of Milledgeville, GA, Christopher K. Hoffman of Allentown, PA, Roxanne C. Shiels of Julian, PA; brother Jerome E. Hoffman, of Barhamsville, VA; eight grandchildren, and two great grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church on February 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Burial with graveside military honors will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on February 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church at 305 N. Prince Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257 or the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Online condolences may be expressed at

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  • Service

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 10:00am
    Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church
    305 North Prince Street
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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    Father Dwight D. Schlaline
  • Interment

    Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
    ANNVILLE, PA 17003
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  • Air Medal
  • Army
  • Bronze Star
  • Legion of Merit Award
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Vietnam Gallantry Cross

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Scott Hoffman

Posted at 07:08pm
God Bless Uncle Larry. Larry, Cathy and all of his children have been wonderful and kind to me and my family. Lord, please take care of this kind warrior.

mike bannon

Posted at 12:56pm
May Colonel Hoffman rest in the Peace of Jesus Christ , Our Lord and Savior.

Jim Smith Posted at 05:06pm

Colonel Hoffman was my friend, while working at the Fish and Boat Comm. in Harrisburg. He had a great sense of humor and we often exchanged barbs between the Army and Marine Corp. We both retired in the early 90's. I will remember him in my prayers. SEMPER FI old friend.

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