Thomas Hoff, 65, of Easterly Avenue, Auburn, died Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017 following a brief battle with cancer at University Hospital Syracuse, with his family by his side.
Tom was the son of the late James W. Hoff and Olive Clark Hoff. Born March 28, 1952 in Auburn, he was a 1971 graduate of Auburn High School, and The Monserrat Art Institute.
He began a career with the Auburn Fire Department on March 17, 1986, and retired 27 years later on July 28, 2013. A well-liked member of the department, Tom enjoyed playing with the firefighters hockey team, golfing, and the camaraderie of his brother firefighters. Tom was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan and an unofficial Auburn historian. He also enjoyed studying about the Civil War and had immense artistic talent. Tom always went out of his way to help family members and friends and nothing gave Tom more pleasure than being a loving father.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Katie Hoff, and her mother, Annie Luziani Hoff; his four sisters, Jean Karlick and her companion, Fred Fye, Patricia Delanoy and her husband, William, Lorraine Pinker and her companion, Terry Scott, and Barbara Gilmore and her husband, Thomas, all of Auburn; his two brothers, Larry Hoff, and Richard Hoff and his wife, Cherye, of Massachusetts; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by the Luziani family.
In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Hoff.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming. Friends are invited to call on the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at White Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Tom to Matthew House and the SPCA of the Finger Lakes.