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James Eugene Hoffman

July 15, 1970 — March 10, 2024

Boardman, Ohio - James Eugene Hoffman, age 53, lost his fight with cancer on Sunday, March 10, 2024. He was born on July 15, 1970, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Sandra Lee (Williams) and James Joseph Hoffman. 

Jim was a 1988 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and a 1993 graduate of Youngstown State University, earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He began his engineering days at Andover Industries as a Quality Engineer. When it closed, Jim became the Plant Manager of Mar-Bal Incorporated in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For the past seventeen years, he was a Principal Engineer at Mine Safety Appliances in Cranberry, Pennsylvania.

On October 14, 2023, he married Christina Lee Forrisi- Simpson, having been together for over twelve years. Jim valued his time with his family. Hosting numerous holidays, poker games, and watch parties. He enjoyed spending his weekends watching Penn State football, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jim loved playing golf and holding his brand-new grandson, Carson. He was also known to have an occasional drink of Crown Royal while playing blackjack and hanging out with his family.

He is preceded in death by his beloved infant daughter, Alexis Marie Hoffman; and his grandparents. 

Jim leaves behind his wife Chris; children, Haley A. (John Calabrese) Hoffman, James J. (Kennedy Allen) Hoffman both of Austintown, Ohio, and Dale G. Simpson of Zelienople, Pennsylvania; his parents, Sandra and James Hoffman of Austintown, Ohio; grandson Carson James Calabrese; two brothers, David (Shannon) Hoffman, and Gary (Brandy) Hoffman both of Austintown, Ohio; his aunt Nancy (James) Johnson of Austintown, Ohio; a niece, Courtney and two nephews, David and Rylen.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 1:30 PM at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home 8536 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Private burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 16th from 11:00 AM until the time of services. 

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