Hoffman Funeral Home Obituaries
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Steven) Nerhood of New Bloomfield and Brooke A. (husband Michael, Jr.) Bobb of Newville; and numerous nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA with Rev. Iva L. O’Brien officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, 4133 Enola Road, Newville, PA 17241 or to Upper Frankford Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4080 Enola Road, Newville, PA 17241.Tuesday, July 25, 2017
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.Arrangements are being handled by Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.HoffmanFH.com...Monday, May 01, 2017
Monday at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium, with committal immediately following at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 405 Main St., P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.Monday, March 06, 2017
It doesn't mean those addicts were bad people."They just got caught up in the wrong thing," Decort said.And too often "the wrong thing" wins out, Hoffman Funeral Home co-owner Chris Hoffman said."A lot of times, it's a young addict just out of rehab," Hoffman said. "They think they are clean – and their family thinks they are clean – and all of a sudden they are back to using again."They think they can just go back to the dose they were using."But this time, their bodies cannot take it, Hoffman said.Sometimes the young embrace the misguided notion that they are invincible, Hoffman said.Drugs such as heroin and Fentanyl beg to differ – and they don't discriminate, said William T. Hindman.Many times, drugs are claiming people well into middle-age – "people you would never think have this kind of problem. But they do," said Hindman, whose family operates funeral homes in Johnstown, Hastings and Hyndman, Bedford County."It's tragic," he said.'Slaves' to addictionHoffman said his family's Davidsville and Boswell locations handled funerals for five overdose victims last year.In the past six weeks, he's had three more.Harris said his Johnstown and Conemaugh funeral homes handled a dozen last year.Late last year, he laid four to rest in one month.Hindman said there are times his funeral homes average one a week.Figures vary from one funeral home location to another, but Hindman said the percentage is rising at both his Johnstown locations and pastoral spots such as Hyndman at similar rates.But every lost life had a story – and a room full of grieving loved ones, many of them struggling to come to grips with their shock and sudden grief, funeral home operators said.Hoffman recalled a young mother whose life was suddenly claimed by her addiction.Harris reflected on the 18-year-old high school student who left the tragic note on his hand.The boy's grieving mother said she'd been fighting to rescue him from drug dependency since he was 14 years old, Harris said."He was from a good family and a nice part of town," Harris said.They're not aloneLocal funeral directors aren't the ...