DOWNEY - William James Hoffman, a longtime Downey resident and World War II veteran, passed away July 22 in Downey at the age of 85.He was born in Ocean City, N.J. on Oct. 15, 1924 to Leonard and Elizabeth. During World War II he served his country in the European Campaign as a combat engineer. He is survived by his wife, Gracie; children, Janet, Donald and David; sister, Margaret; grandchildren, Jolene, Brooke, Kris, John Marshall, Bret, Able, Chad, Teryn and Kert; and great-grandchildren, Makayala, Allie, Christian and Aurora. Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary handled services for the family. No service date was announced.
********** Published: July 29, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 15