Raymond Philip Hoffman Jr., 54, died Jan. 1 at his home in John Day.

April 22, 1948 - Jan. 1, 2003

Raymond Philip Hoffman Jr., 54, died Jan. 1 at his home in John Day.

He was born April 22, 1948, at Stockton, Calif., to Raymond Philip Sr. and Eleanor Bell (Stockdale) Hoffman.

In December 1966, he joined the United States Marine Corps and received infantry training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He participated in Operation Ballistic Armor/Neasho II in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, along with many other operations.

After five years in the Marines, he returned to the states and studied accounting at Sacramento Community College.

On Feb. 22, 1981, he married Donna Kay Phillips at Reno, Nev.

Mr. Hoffman was a life member of the AMVETS and a member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed collecting coins and stamps, playing video games and spending time with his family.

Mr. Hoffman is survived by his wife, Donna Hoffman of John Day; children, Joshua Hoffman and Staci Hoffman of John Day and Alice Hoffman of the Philippines; father, Ray Hoffman Sr. of Reno, Nev.; sister, Karen Jenkins of Reno, Nev.; two brothers, Melvin Hoffman of Salinas, Calif., and Richard Hoffman of Reno, Nev.; cousin, David Simmons of Canyon City; and numerous aunts and cousins in Stockton, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, Ronald Hoffman.

No services are planned. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Grant County at Prairie City or to the American Cancer Society.

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