Sydney L. Hoffmann

March 1, 1937 - February 28, 2020

03/01/1937 - 02/28/2020

Past Services

Cemetery
Thursday March 12, 2020
Mt. Zion Cemetery- Bellaire
Bellaire, Ohio 43906
Directions
Visitation
Thursday March 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Service
Thursday March 12, 2020
2:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Sydney L. Hoffmann, 82, of Bellaire, OH died Friday, February 28, 2020 at her home. She was born March 1, 1937 in Altoona, PA, a daughter of the late Paul Debald and Anna Jean Smith Metzger.

Sydney was the Owner/Operator of Miss Syd’s Nursery School in Shadyside, OH. Prior to that, she taught at the Belmont County School of Hope.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Erich E. Hoffmann in 2010.

Surviving are two sons, Erich E. (Susan E. Bowman) Hoffmann, II of Grafenwoehr, Germany, Paul S. (Lida) Hoffmann of Kirkland, WA; one brother, Paul D. “Pete” Metzger of Columbus, OH; five grandchildren, Erich J. Hoffmann, Michael P. Hoffmann, Brittney D. Kopatz, Katherine D. Hoffmann, Andy Hoffmann; one great-granddaughter, Reilly Kopatz

Friends will be received on Thursday from 12 pm-2 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes 441 37th Street Bellaire. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center by going to “TMCFunding.com”

Share your thoughts and memories of Sydney with her family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Cherrel Nash
2 years ago

I am sorry that I did not get to see Syd in too many of the passing years, but she has lived in my heart for all of them. I first met her when I was about ten. Years later, my children were preschool students of hers in Miss Syd’s early days. Then I worked there for her a few years before I finished my teaching degree and went on to public schools. All through those years I found Syd to have strong, sincere convictions in the raising and education of children. But mostly, I admired her because she was such a nurturing person to her students AND the adults in her circle. She was a positive influence in my life and I’m sure many others as well.

John & Carol DeBonis
2 years ago

Erich &Paul, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the great loss of your mother. We are very sorry we were unable to attend her memorial services as we have so many fond memories of her. We shared many great times with her and because of her we had the opportunity to visit your father’s hometown in Germany. We went on several vacations and Friday nights were our eating out ventures where we laughed and reminisced about family where she held a special place in her heart for both of you. She was very proud of your accomplishments. We will sorely miss her

Dick and Ruth Ann Rinehart
2 years ago

Paul, Erich and families, We share in your loss of your mother. She was a special person and has a special place in everyone’s heart that knew her. The neighborhood will not be the same. She was such a kind, caring soul and so loved her family. She was very proud of all of you. We share your grief, and I will miss our visits over the phone. I am sorry, but we will not be attending her services, but she will remain in my prayers.

David,Tammy,&Nathan Bechtel
2 years ago

Erich and Paul, So sorry about your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Allan and Sherry Artman and Donna Shubat
2 years ago

Syd was a very special lady and will be missed by the neighbors surrounding her. She and Erich were always willing to help anyone and were loved by all who knew them. My mother and she were good friends for many years and I would bring her goodies from Amish country as she loved her sweet treats! We will miss her!

Tami Sowers Tuten
2 years ago

Erich & Paul
I have such wonderful memories of your mom and our experiences teaching at the School of Hope in the 70’s! We were all a team, and we loved those kids so much!! Erich, do you remember when your mom let you help me take some students to see Donny and Marie!!? I will always remember your mom and smile!!
Tami Sowers Tuten

Tiffany Arno Crozier
2 years ago

Syd was an amazing woman. I had the pleasure to work for her. She taught me many things about teaching. So sorry for your loss.

Kathy Hurdzan
2 years ago

Erich, Deepest sympathy to you and your family in your time of loss.

Janie Husek
2 years ago

God gained an Special angel….. Syd was a an Amazing Human being

teresa venham
2 years ago

A dear friend who will be missed by all who knew her.