Loretta (Griner) Hoffman of Delmar, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at PRMC in Salisbury, Md.
She was born on Feb. 3, 1933 in Bridgeton, N.J., a daughter of the late Walter and Edith Gaskill. She was raised by her grandmother, Mary Sutton, in Bridgeton.
Loretta was a homemaker for many years before entering the workforce as a sales associate for Benjamins, Hechts, Hutzlers and Boscovs. She also worked for Ennis Plumbing in Salisbury.
Loretta loved reading, going to lunch with friends and family get-togethers. She was currently residing in Golden Meadows, where she looked forward to the monthly dinners and playing bingo. She will be remembered as a kind, gentle soul, who was loved by everyone. She attended Laurel Nazarene Church, where she enjoyed the adult Sunday school class.
She is survived by her children, Donna (Reddish) Griner, (David Churilla), Patty Sklar (Allen), Laura Harris, Alfred Griner Jr., and Brian Griner (Beth); grandchildren, Mark Reddish, Stacy Johnson (Chris), Paul Griner, John Griner, Brian Griner Jr., and Jennifer Powis (Ian); great-grandchildren, Ashton Johnson, Brian Griner III, Adalynn Powis, and Autumn Powis; sister, Bessie Rasinger; sister-in-law, Margaret Smith; longtime neighbor and friend, Linda Steffy; and many relatives in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Theodore “Ted” Hoffman; grandson, Eric Reddish; son-in-law, James Harris; brother, Pete Gaskill; sister, Mary Trout; and her ex-husband, Alfred Griner Sr.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Laurel Nazarene Church, 94 Walnut Dr., where visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service.
In memory of Mrs. Hoffman, contributions may be sent to Delmar Public Library, 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940.
Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com