Andrew “Ants” Hoffman, 84, Cincinnati

Ants HoffmanAndrew “Ants” Hoffman, 84, of  Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Jasper, died Monday (September 16) in Cincinnati. He was born January 9, 1929, in Jasper to Ferdinand and Colletta (Daeschle) Hoffman.

Ants was a 1947 graduate of Jasper High School and Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago. He was a licensed embalmer and funeral director, as well as a retail clothier. He moved to Cincinnati in 1966 and managed Roderick St. John until 1990 when the store moved to The Kenwood Towne Center. After he retired he worked at Crosleys in Cincinnati and later Folchi’s Formal and Mensware. He was past president of the Kenwood Mall Merchants Association, member of the Jasper Northeast Side Exchange Club, Knights of Columbus, and a veteran of the Korean War. He loved sports in every aspect including playing basketball and baseball, coaching baseball, attending Reds and Bengals games and tailgating at Miami University. He loved entertaining people telling jokes.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth (Stenger) Hoffman, his wife of 55 years; one daughter, Amy Schoelwer and husband Mark, Huron, Ohio; one son, Tony and wife Jo, Cincinnati; one brother, Ambrose Hoffman and wife Patty, Jasper; and five grandchildren, Matt, Benn, and Sarah Schoelwer, and Hunter and Hope Hoffman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and George Hoffman, and two sisters, Rose Ann Kuper and Catherine Verkamp.

Visitation Friday from 9:30 a.m, until time of the funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Savior Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH, 45263-3597.

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