John C. Hoeffner
Jack Hoeffner, of Montgomery, entered into rest on April 5, 2023, just shy of his 85th birthday. Born April 12th, 1938 (on the farm) to the late Clara & Ferdinand Hoeffner. A farmer all his life, he went by many names: Jack, Mr. Jack, Boss man, and his proudest name of all, Papa.
Any day of the week you could find him on the farm barking out orders, as that was his favorite place. He and his wife Edie ran the farm on Goodwill Road along with their families. Jack had an opinion about everything and made it clear when he told you! He started to bring the family's produce to NYC as a teen and never stopped. He was still making trips to NYC this past Fall with pumpkins. Jack was a founding member of the Bronx Terminal Growers, a member of the Farm Bureau, a Chairman of OC Farmland Protection, and a 60+ year member of the Montgomery Fire Dept.
Jack is survived by 2 sisters: Josephine Bassett of New Mexico and Marie Pulvirent of Central Valley, and a brother-in-law: Keith Muller (Kathy). He is also survived by his daughters: Wendy Calyer of Montgomery, and Stacey Stap (Bob) of Pine Bush. In addition, he is survived by his grandkids: Ashley Meres (Brad) of Montgomery, Liz Sutton of Pine Bush, Cassie Palmateer (Rob) of Highland, Hunter Calyer (Liz) of Unionville, Becky Stap of Pine Bush, and Garrett Stap of Pine Bush. Last but not least, he is survived by his most favorite people, his great grandkids: Easton, Kahli, Emmy, Kaysen, and Dutton Meres, Adalida Sutton, Amelia and Haylee Palmateer, Magnolia Calyer, and Clarice Wilson. Jack is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jack is predeceased by his wife Edie in 2017, his brothers Phil Hoeffner and George Hoeffner, his sister Clara Earl, brothers-in-law William Earl, Carl Bassett, John Pulvirent, and Phil Dickinson, and his sisters-in-law Karen Hoeffner, Ann Hoeffner, and Diana Dickinson.
Visitation will be held Tuesday April 11th from 2pm-7pm at Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden. The funeral will be held Wednesday April 12 at 10am also at Millspaugh Funeral Home, followed by a burial in the Brick Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CCE of Orange County (4H Park), 18 Seward Avenue Suite 300 Middletown, NY 10940.
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