Robert ‘Skip’ Hoffman

Steubenville, Ohio — Robert “Skip” Hoffman, 80, a lifelong resident of East Liverpool passed away September 6, 2018 at Valley Hospice Care Center North following a brief battle with cancer.

Skip was born April 18, 1938 in East Liverpool, Ohio. He graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1956 where he lettered in track and cross country. He was also president of the Practical Manners Club, a drum major in 1955 and head drum major in 1956, his senior year. Skip attended Bliss College where he played basketball.

Skip delivered prescriptions for Bloor’s pharmacy. He delivered food for Premier Trucking. Skip later drove tanker trucks for Quaker State and BMI Trucking before retiring from Ashland Marathon.

Skip coached basketball, football and was very proud that he coached minor league baseball at the Old Timers for 28 years, which he considered to be one of his greatest accomplishments. He loved to travel taking his family cross country and enjoyed taking scenic train trips. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. Skip was a proud member of the “Supreme Court” at McDonalds in Calcutta where he gathered five days a week with his friends to solve the world’s problems. He was also a member of the East Liverpool Moose #122 for over 20 years.

Skip was preceded in death by his father Frederick Hoffman; mother Verna Lyons; a step daughter Jessica Wedgewood; brother Chuck Papendry and sister Betty Kilmer.

Surviving are his wife of 13 years, whom he married June 11, 2005, Deb Hoffman; children Mark (Kristy Martin) Hoffman of East Liverpool, OH, Matt (Lisa) Hoffman of Spokane, WA, Kristen (Zach) Moore of Lisbon, OH, Shandi (John) Fink of East Liverpool, OH and Sara Mason of East Liverpool, OH; step children Jeana (Justin) Harrison of Scott Depot, WV and Angela Wedgewood of Lewistown, PA; grandchildren Morgan (Luke) Roland, Dalton Hoffman, Trevor Hoffman, Alice Moore, Jameson Moore, Tatum Fink, Hudson Fink and Teagan Fink; great grandson Ace Roland; nieces Judi Golden, Donna Jean Jackson and Betty Jane Papendry and nephews D.J. and Chuckie Papendry.

Friends may visit Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor Tom Adkins will conduct a funeral service Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the Moose Lodge for a celebration of Skip’s life.

View Skip’s memorial webpage and express condolences online at