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Mark Ryan Hoffman  

Mark Ryan Hoffman

April 3, 1973 – August 31, 2015

Mark Ryan Hoffman, age 42, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015.

Born in Galveston, TX on April 3, 1973, Mark was a son of George W. Hoffman, Sr. and Janice (Muxo) Spayd.  He made his career as a landscape manager with Countryside Nursery in Bear, DE for 15 years.

Mark was passionate about horticulture and anything having to do with the outdoors. In his leisure time, he enjoyed collecting wine and reading.  Mark was a devoted son, father, brother, and uncle and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, George, Sr. and a sister, Kristee Allison.  Mark is survived by his mother, Janice D. Spayd; daughters, Brittany A. Hoffman and Autumn L. Hoffman; brothers, Steve Muxo (Chrissy), William Michael Hoffman and Brian Hoffman, Sr. (Lisa); and nieces and nephews, Ashley, Nicole, Brian, Jr., Connor, Chase, and Kirstin Hoffman and Sydnee Muxo.

A funeral service will be held at 6 pm on Saturday evening, September 5, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mark’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Elena cornejo, September 3, 2015

    O know you in better place and have a better job now you have your own garden in heaven and i know you will build a wonderful and beautiful garden we going to miss you a lot we already do but you always goint to be in my heart and every single place at the shop and you always going to be my grumpy mánager dont forget love you mark miss you grump boy i ll see you later rest in peace

    Se q estas en mojor vida y q hoy tienes un mejor trabajo se q ahora tienes el mejor jardín en el cielo te vamos a extrañar demasiado pero siempre estarás en mi corazón y en cada rincón del shopsiempre serás mi mánager enojon pero no olvides q q te quiero marky extraño niño enojonnos vemos después descansa en paz

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  2. Christine Hess, September 4, 2015

    I will forever miss our friendship and the deep bond we shared. You were always quick with a joke to bring a smile to a face, charming and kind. You easily related to those in pain and offerd your support. You loved many, and always with an open heart. I will miss sipping delicious wine with you, laughing spontaneously, eating fabulous food and loving like I never have before. I will miss you every day until we meet again. You are my lobster, always. Rest in peace honey. You are now free.

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  3. Mark Pashalis, September 4, 2015

    With smiles, laughter and sometimes a tear we shared the joys, victories and struggles of our lives with each other.Your insights were appreciated, your kindness admired. You were a valued good friend who mattered, made a difference in my life and will be sorely missed by many.
    I pray you’ve found the peace, love, rest and comfort you were seeking in the arms of the Lord.

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  4. Karen B, September 4, 2015

    So sorry for your loss.Mark helped me many times and was extremely helpful He will be missed very much.Rest in peace Mark I know you will working on the heavenly landscape.

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  5. Liz Kraus, September 4, 2015

    There are three things that will endure-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love! I love you, Mark <3

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  6. Noni Steele Wallace, September 4, 2015

    My sincerest sympathy to Marks family, friends and loved ones.

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  7. Laura and Tim Crist, September 4, 2015

    Mark you will be greatly missed by everyone who knew you. You were always kind and a great person to be around. Tim thought of you as a dear friend and I always looked forward to having you help me with things I was doing around our place. Your smile and laughter will be missed and a light has been dimmed in our lives with you being gone. Our prayers for the ones you have left behind.With great sympathy, Tim and Laura Crist

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  8. Steph Simpson, September 4, 2015

    Rest easy my very dear friend. I will always hold everything you’ve taught me close to my heart. You have been taken from this world way to soon and I wish it wasn’t true. You will always be missed and never be forgotten buddy. We will meet again. Love you bud.

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  9. Amber, September 5, 2015

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve seen your smiling face and heard your laughs that we once shared as friends growing up, which seems likes a lifetime ago. You have suffered such a long time with a personal pain that no one should of endured, or you shouldn’t have made yourself endure. You were a such great person and a great friend to me and to so many that will miss you dearly. I cannot find the right words to express how I feel about your loss. It’s so sad that you are gone so soon in your life, because you had so much more to give. However, I am glad that you are finally free and at peace with yourself. Lastly, I am sure that you are once again with the one person, Brian, that you hated living without for so long, but at least you won’t be too alone now. May God be with you too. Until we meet again!

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  10. Amy Lillie, September 5, 2015

    You will forever be in my heart. I will cherish all of these memories you, Shelley and I shared. I love you Marcus Markie….xoxo

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  11. Blaire Albanese, September 5, 2015

    With deepest sympathy to the family. He was a very helpful person for any questions I had

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  12. Kim Casson, September 5, 2015

    My Dear Friend, throughout our friendship you taught me about compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love, made me laugh and shake my head quite often. I am so grateful to have shared this life with you. I will be looking for you in the stars. Wishing you peace as you continue your journey. Until we meet again…

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  13. Angie Maxwell, September 14, 2015

    I want to express my sincere Condolences to family, friends, and loved ones of Mark. He was one of my first loves and always held a special place in my heart. Mark was funny, loving, caring, a joker, and a loving soul. He had been thru so much and carried such a heavy burden on his heart. Mark, I will always keep you close in my heart. You have always meant so much to me and always will. I will continue to pray for all the loved ones left behind and I will never forget the love we once shared. The loss of you has hit me harder than I ever expected and I will miss you every single day of my life until I get to see you again. I know that you have found peace with God and are free of all things that hurt you. God bless your wonderful heart and soul and I know you are in heaven doing what you loved. Rest in peace and know that you will NEVER be forgotten. Know that all of us missing you here will hold on to the moment we get to see your warm smile again.

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