Christopher Douglas Hoffman

Born September 4, 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Departed March 26, 2024 in Melbourne, Florida

Christopher Douglas Hoffman “The Great”, age 66, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2024, in Melbourne, Florida. Born on September 4, 1957, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Christopher was a man whose radiant personality and ceaseless optimism left a lasting impact on everyone he met.

His academic journey in higher education began at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, where he honed his skills and prepared for a diverse career path. Christopher went to the university on a diving scholarship and received a degree in painting and drawing. Christopher spent the first half of his career as a self-employed artist who traveled the country selling his art at festivals, he then worked as a telecommunications salesman until he retired.

Beyond his professional and academic endeavors, Christopher’s life was rich with hobbies that brought him and others great joy. From the meticulous craftsmanship of ceramics to the thrill of cars and motorcycles, from his unwavering support for the Steelers to his love of cruising and beach days. Christopher truly lived life to the fullest. Above all, his greatest pleasure was found in the time spent with his beloved family.

Christopher was a spiritual man, attending services at Calvary Chapel Melbourne, where he found wisdom, encouragement and fellowship.

He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories with his daughters, Jessica Phillips and Sarah Hoffman; his sons, Christopher A. Hoffman and Zachary Hoffman; his treasured grandchildren, Xaria, Xayla, Xerxes, and Xekiel. His sisters, Virginia Marraccini and Tracey Burns and his brothers, Edward Hoffman III and Richard Hoffman, will hold his memory dear. Preceding him in death were his father, Edward Hoffman Jr, and mother, Virginia Hoffman.

The family invites friends and loved ones to join them in a celebration of Christopher’s life at Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 1 pm. A subsequent visitation will be held at Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 10 am, followed by interment at 11:00 am at Monongahela Cemetery.

As Christopher is laid to rest, his family extends gratitude for the warmth and support during this time. His spirit and laughter are eternally etched in the hearts of those who knew him.

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Tracey Burns from Sanford wrote on April 1, 2024:
"In the quiet of the night, we remember your light, A brother so dear, now in eternal flight. Your laughter, your smile, forever in our hearts, In our memories, we'll never be apart. Though the tears may flow, and the pain may last, In the stillness of our souls, your love is steadfast. Rest now, dear brother, in peaceful sleep, In the arms of angels, your watch they'll keep. In the book of our lives, your chapter's not closed, In the stories we tell, your spirit's composed. Forever in our hearts, forever in our song, In the eternal dance, where you belong."
Frank Rosado and Enid Rosado from Palm Bay wrote on March 30, 2024:
We are honored to be part of the celebration of the legacy of love created by Christopher during his lifetime Blessings!
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