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“I was very sad to hear of Jim's passing. As a fledgling entrepreneur I sought his sage counsel on numerous occasions (as did many people). He...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Richard Ogorek - West Chester, PA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of our friend. Will always remember and miss him dearly. Jim and Bobbi Lau ”
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“Deepest sympathy to the Hoffman family and also to Doris Dengler. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Shirley Barlet and family - PA

“May you rest in peace my dear friend, years of knowing you was a pleasure you were a good true friend. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dee DeHaven

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Maxwell James Hoffman, Jr.
James "Jim" Hoffman passed from this life on July 11, 2014, he was 86. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jeanette D. Hoffman.
Mr. Hoffman was born in 1928 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Jim served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He began his career in banking at the First National Bank of Lebanon. Eventually his career would lead him to Kennett Square where he worked for the National Bank and Trust Co. His professional advancement included assistant vice president, vice president, chief operating officer and member of the board. He was instrumental in guiding the bank through a number of mergers which in turn led to a position with Meridian Bank as senior vice president for North American Relationships. After retirement from Meridian in 1988, Jim realized a personal dream, and was one of the founders of Security First Bank in Media. In his later years Jim became a financial consultant with local enterprises.
Through the course of his life, Jim was an entrepreneur, served on the Kennett School Board, chaired local and county organizations and was involved with the community in various capacities.
Jim was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church. He loved music, was an active skier into his 70's and was a proud member of the Kennett Koffee Klatch.
He is survived by his four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jim also leaves one sister and sister-in-law.
Graveside services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery 235 Maple St. East, Lebanon, Pa 17042. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 Cypress Street, Kennett Square, Pa 19348. Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To share a memory with his family, please visit