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THELMA HOFFMAN, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER <br> JULY 7, 1912 -- OCT. 18, 2004

Thelma C. Hoffman, a retired elementary school teacher, died unexpectedly Monday in her Town of Tonawanda home. She was 92.

Born Thelma Cox in Toronto, she moved to Buffalo in 1927. She graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College.

From the late 1930s to the late 1970s, she taught at Smallwood Elementary School in Snyder and had previously taught at schools in Buffalo and Kenmore. She retired in 1977.

Mrs. Hoffman was a member of Buffalo Friends of Folk Music, Amherst Retired Teachers, the New York State United Teachers and the American Association of University Women.

Her hobbies included bridge, which she played weekly, and going to concerts and theaters. In addition, she enjoyed traveling, having visited Europe, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and Alaska.

Her husband of 27 years, Howard, died in 1967.

Survivors include two sons, H. Carl of Hampton, Va., and Keith W. of Grand Island; and two grandchildren.

Her life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday in Morgan's Restaurant, 3485 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

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