Thomas Henry “Hank” Hoff, 68, of Hillsboro peacefully passed away on September 4th, 2020 after battling a prolonged illness.
Mr. Hoff was born May 30, 1952 in Hillsboro to Harry L. “Bud” Hoff and Mary Jane (Vandever) Hoff. Growing up Hank loved toy guns (a hobby he continued his entire life),motorcycles (another lifelong hobby), and Westerns (calming to him to the end).
Always the machinating machinist, after graduating from Fauquier High School in 1970, Mr. Hoff was trained as a welder in Richmond, Virginia, a skill he would enjoy his entire life. Using his welding skills Mr. Hoff was employed as a coal miner in various places. When he wasn’t working, Mr. Hoff was almost always fixing, piddling with, or learning about something mechanical.
Mr. Hoff was married to Janet (Miller) and she survives. In addition to his wife and mother, Mary Jane Hoff, Mr. Hoff is survived by three daughters: Melissa (husband, Mike) Marty of Huntsville, AL; Elaine (husband, Ron) of Mobile, AL and Amanda (fiancé Saeed Darabi) of St. Louis, MO. Mr. Hoff also had four grandchildren: Tyler and Devan Smith and Alexa and Olivia Marty. Mr. Hoff is also survived by two brothers, Bill (wife, Bev) and Jim (wife, Donna) and brother-in-law Martin Parr as well as several nieces and nephews.Mr. Hoff was predeceased by his father and two sisters (Hannah and Hope). In addition to surviving family, Mr. Hoff is also survived by beloved friends Jerry Milanos, Tim Meyer, Dave Stearns, Steve Glaettli, and Howard Keiser.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, arrangements will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Montgomery County P.A.W.S Care or Heartland Hospice Services of Fairview Heights.
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