Lyle Anthony Hoffman, 84, of Huntington, Ohio, passed away at home on February 12, 2021, after a long battle with hemochromatosis, which caused heart failure. He was born July 28,1936, to Elwood and Mary (Moran) Hoffman in Cleveland, Ohio, moving to Sullivan, Ohio, in 1949. He graduated from Sullivan High School in 1955. He moved to Huntington in 1956 when he married Donna Lee Weyer, his wife of 64 years.
Together, Lyle and Donna raised two sons, Bob and Mark. Lyle was very involved with his sons’ activities as a 4-H advisor, an adult advisor with the Lorain County Steer Club, and a past president of the Black River Athletic Boosters. In addition, he and his family raised registered Simmental and Angus cattle. Lyle enjoyed carpentry work and farming and was an avid collector of Farmall tractors and Hit and Miss engines. Lyle was a member of the Chapter 6 Ohio International Harvester Club, the Yesteryear Machinery Club, the Lagrange Engine Club, and the Florida Flywheelers. Lyle worked at Myers Pump in Ashland and retired from NASA Lewis Research Center after 32 years.
After Lyle was blessed with two grandsons, they were a major part of his life. He enjoyed attending their sports activities as well as watching them show livestock at the fair.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Donna; son Mark (Abbey) of Ashland; and grandsons Owen and Aiden of Ashland. He was preceded in death by his son, Bob; parents Elwood and Mary; brothers Elwood and Wayne; and sister, Kathleen.
Due to COVID-19, a private graveside service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 11:00 am at Huntington Township Cemetery, Huntington, Ohio. Masks and social distancing will be observed. In memory of Lyle, in lieu of flowers, please donate online to hemochromatosis.org or mail your memorial to the Iron Disorders Institute, P.O. Box 4891, Greenville, SC 29608. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.