Owen Hoffman

Owen Hoffman, 83, died January 25, 2021 in Beckley, WV while moving to Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Laingsville, Ohio, March 15, 1937 to the late Merium (Radcliffe) and Lauren Hoffman.

Owen graduated from Rutland High School in 1955, briefly attended The Ohio State University and met his wife, Delores (Marley) in Columbus, Ohio. They were wed for 64 loving years.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Lee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Roger (Sheryl) of Wilmington, Ohio, Laureen (Michael) Smith of Columbus, Ohio, four grandchildren, Leigh (Reuben) Crane of Moraine, Ohio, Ben (Naomi) Hoffman of Naples, FL, Brittany (Tyler) Schuch of Worthington, Ohio, and Geoffrey (Becky) Smith of Columbus, Ohio. Two great grandchildren, Ruby Crane and Aurora Schuch also survive.

Owen loved many things, but most of all his family, friends and union brothers.

He lived in Powhatan Point, Ohio for nearly 50 years. Although Owen was not born in Powhatan, he loved the village and worked to make it a better place for the people there who were friends. He served on the Village Council for 18 years and was Mayor for a year. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Powhatan Squad in his younger years. He worked at Ohio Ferro Alloys and retired from Bayer Corporation. He served as his local International Chemical Workers Union President and was a 62-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

In 2008, he and Delores moved to The Villages of Florida to live a new life. In Owen’s unique way, he made many friends over golf, the Cleveland Browns, and his love of all things Ohio State. Although he was raised on a farm in Meigs County, Ohio, he lived life to the fullest traveling the world, with Delores and laughing at all the little things. So many will miss his storytelling and colorful commentary.

Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, wearing of masks and social distancing is required, the family has requested public visitation Saturday January 30 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio from 1-4 pm where the family will not be present. A public memorial to celebrate his life will take place at a later time in Powhatan when all are welcome to join the family.

Share your thoughts and memories with Owen’s family at www.bauknecht altmeyer.com