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July 9, 1952 – July 10, 2014

Bruce Hoffman of Lancaster died unexpectedly Thursday from a heart attack at home. He was 62.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Frontier High School and earned an associate degree from Erie Community College. He was an Army veteran.

From August 1979 to January 2012, Mr. Hoffman was a supervisor for DRS Technologies in Cheektowaga, the former Sierra Research, founded in 1957 by engineers from Bell Aircraft Corp. DRS supplied integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide.

The company closed in 2013.

A coach for the Lancaster Depew Little League from 1983 to 1995, he also was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, the former Ann Hacic; two sons, Joe and Bobby; two daughters, Wendy Januchowski and Betsy; a brother, Paul; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Fellowship Wesleyan Church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.