Madison - Richard Joseph Hoffman age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 2, 2017. He was born on July 5, 1955 in Madison, the son of Richard Louis and Catherine (Moran) Hoffman.
In 1974, Richard graduated from Verona High School. Over the years, he worked at Car-X as a mechanic and was also employed at the Avenue Bar, Baldwin Street Grill and Woody & Anne's Bar. In his spare time, he could be found watching the Packers and Badgers play ball. Richard was very much a people person, whom enjoyed to be surrounded by family and friends. He had a contagious smile, which will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Richard is survived by his two children; Tania Hoffman and Jason Hoffman and their mother, Ann Hoffman, his mother, Catherine Hoffman, two grandsons; Shawn Hoffman and Luke Woger, brother; Ronald (Lisa Sampfli) Hoffman, two sisters; Nancy (Kurt) Kaczmarek and Mary (Paul) Brann. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, an infant grandson; Tanner Hoffman, maternal grandparents; Curtis and Helene Moran and paternal grandparents; Louis and Agnes Hoffman.
Funeral services will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 East Washington Ave., Madison on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Sandra Schieble officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3325 East Washington Ave., Madison
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So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Such a kind and gentle person. Never said a bad thing about anyone. He was always quick with a smile and a wave as he was going into the Avenue Bar and I was parking my car across the street. Hell, he even threw me a $5 tip one day as he got off my bus! I told him I was putting it into my meter to help the other passengers who run short with cash on the East Side! He smiled and said, "ok". A good guy gone too soon.
Dear Aunt Catherine and cousins- I am so saddened to hear of "cousin Ricky's" tragic death. My heart grieves for you and with you. Love and prayers being sent your way. -- One of your Florida nieces and cousins-- Maureen (Jahns) Nicolace
Catherine and family we are saddened by the loss of your son, brother, father, friend. May Our Lord walk hand in hand with you all in the days ahead and give you comfort. Nancy and Gordon Towne
Thoughts and prayers to the Hoffman Family at this difficult time. Steve & Kay Hoffman, Mary & Rollie Ripp, Janet Hoffman, Bill & Julia Hoffman, Leo & Lori Hoffman, Margie & Alan Kelsey, Carolyn Hoffman-Davis, Don & Mary Hoffman
We are so saddened by Dickie's passing. He had a heart of gold, always there to help his friends out without hesitation. We will miss his sense of humor and his stories. We say goodbye to a dear friend and heaven now has a most giving angel! Dickie, we will miss you...
Mike and Jan Wright
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