on October 7, 2013 - 7:36 PM
, updated October 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM
April 21, 1920 – Oct. 4, 2013
Robert F. Hoffer, a former Internal Revenue Service appellate conferee, died Friday after a short illness. He was 93.
He grew up on Timon Street in Buffalo, graduating from Masten Park High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
He attended Canisius College and graduated with a business degree in 1951.
Mr. Hoffer worked at Bell Aircraft from 1950 to 1960 as an accountant. He left to work for the IRS until he retired from the Appellate Division in 1981. During his time with the IRS, he received many honors for his work.
He enjoyed golfing, jogging and bowling until he was into his late 80s. Mr. Hoffer was an avid reader and could often be found at the Grand Island Library initialing his name in the hundreds of books he read.
He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Kenmore and the Grand Island Senior Center,
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, the former Marcella Kirsch; a daughter, Marsha A. Pinzotti, and a son, Robert W. Hoffer.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island.