Joan C. Hoffman

May 7, 2022


Joan C. Hoffman



Peacefully at home on May 7, 2022, beloved wife of the late Fred J. Hoffman, loving mother of Kurt (Patti) Hoffman, Paul (Michelle) Hoffman, Gail (Richard) Kepple, and Stacy Hoffman, grandmother of James and Robert Hoffman, and cousin of Cathy (Terry) O’Brien; beloved daughter of the late William and Margaret Sherrick and niece of the late Gertrude O’Donnell. Joan was a graduate of St. Justin High School in Mt. Washington and a proud alumna of the University of Pittsburgh’s class of 1954. Joan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, having switched her major from chemistry when an aptitude test revealed she was too sociable to be stuck working alone in a lab. She later proved this assessment true in her role of administrative assistant in the Chancellor’s Office at the University of Pittsburgh, where she served three chancellors and the Pitt community with unfailing professionalism, kindness, and charm before opting for an “early retirement” at the age of 80. Joan will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (, 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, on Wednesday, May 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N Dithridge St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (

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May 11, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John A Freyvogel Sons, Inc (Centre Avenue, Devonshire Street)

Mass of Christian Burial
May 12, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Paul Cathedral
108 N. Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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