Velia Duncan Hoffman, age 94, of McKeesport, died December 26, 2020, at Canterbury Place of Lawrenceville. Born September 23, 1926, in Moore, TX, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Clara (Saldaña) Duncan and the wife of the late Paul "Tex" Hoffman for 42 years.
Veila retired from the former G.C. Murphy Company, where she was a floor supervisor. After retirement, she sold newspapers on the corner of 5th Ave. and Sinclair St. Veila loved meeting and greeting the folks of McKeesport. Velia graduated High School class of 1944, in Moore, TX as the Salutatorian. She will always be remembered for her kindness and love of family.
She is survived by her daughter, Adele (Gary) Tanner of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Janice (Ken) Bogy, Eric Zaucha, Sr., Christopher Hoffman, and Ryan Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Eric Zaucha, Jr., Sean Zaucha, Ian (Tamara) Bogy, Paige Bogy, Brayden Bogy, Keary Hoffman, and Jacob Koelsch; sisters, Eliza "Licha" Morales, and Isabel "Chevella" Altirmarano both of San Antonio TX and Cecelia Lopez of Fort Worth, TX; also nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Velia was also preceded in death by her son, Henry Hoffman; siblings, Stella Gutierrez, Sannie Lopez, and Arthur Duncan.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, January 3, 2020, from Noon to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church. Committal prayers and burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.
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