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Eugene C. “Gene” Hoffman

January 3, 1935 - October 2, 2020

Eugene C. “Gene” Hoffman, age 85, of Oxford, PA, and formerly of Newark, DE for 56 years, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 3, 1935, he was a son of the late Francis and Geneva (Bromwell) Hoffman. Gene was a graduate of Delaware Technical and Community College. He worked at DuPont Co. as a Chemical Engineer for 40 years. Gene enjoyed woodworking and was the owner of his own business, The Wood Shed. He was an avid historian. Gene dearly loved his wife, family and Jesus.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Wendy Hoffman. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elaine J. (Stumpf) Hoffman; children, Kim Swarthout (David), Jeanne Burke and Eugene Carl Hoffman II (Tiffany); brother, Richard Hoffman; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Monday, October 19, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gene’s memory to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 109 Gypsy Hill Road, Landenberg, PA 19350.


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  • We have such find memories of Alex and Gene’s time on the Cornerstone softball team. The team had such camaraderie and the fans had such enthusiasm, even when we were (always) losing. Julie fondly remembers Elaine cheering, “That’s my man!”
    The Mull family sends Elaine and the Hoffman family our sincerest sympathies for your sadness and rejoice in the Hope that we will see Gene again. We know our Father has greeted his faithful servant with, “Well done!”

  • Our deepest condolences on Uncle Gene. Aunt Elaine, Kim, Jeanne and Carl, remember all of the good times.
    (nephew Bill and Mary Jo Hoffman)

  • I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Gene passing. I know it has been many, many years, but I always enjoyed visiting with the family, especially Jeanne. She was always so much fun and so kind, and we loved playing board games, especially trouble. I hope the cousins are all happy and doing well. I would absolutely LOVE to catch up after all these years. I am married, with two girls, Casey 29 and Krista 19. My husband Ken is a gift! Please call me!!! 302-478-8321.