Douglas M. Hoffer, Jr., 32, of Picadilly Hill, Quarryville, passed away from injuries sustained in a traffic accident Saturday, October 19, in Washington Township, Franklin County, PA.
He graduated from Solanco High School in 2000, and LCCTC-Willow Street, where he received the Outstanding Senior in Automotive Technology award. Doug was a member of FFA at Solanco.
Doug worked as a petroleum transport driver for Eby Oil Company, New Holland. He enjoyed time spent working on Steepside Farms for the Hollinger family, who nicknamed him “Weekend Doug.”
He was a Firefighter with the Quarryville Fire Company. Doug, or “Picadilly” as he was affectionately called by his firefighting brothers, joined the Quarryville Fire Company (QFD) in March 2001. Doug became a very active and dedicated member of the QFD and served as Lieutenant in 2008-2009. Doug’s true fire service passion was driving. He was trained on, and became very proficient with, all QFD apparatus. Doug was known for his infectious smile, kind demeanor and pleasant personality.
Doug was a fan of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and enjoyed collecting memorabilia. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and liked country line dancing at Low Places and detailing and maintaining his “Cowboy Pickup” and his family’s vehicles.
Born in Lancaster, Doug was the son of Douglas M. Sr., and Nancy (Lowe) Hoffer of Quarryville. He is also survived by a son, Blake Douglas “Dougie” and a daughter, Brooke Danielle “Sissy” Hoffer.
Thank you Jeffrey “Jeff” Hollinger for being a good friend and big brother to Doug. Thank you also to the EMS, Police and Chief, Firefighters and Auxiliary of the Quarryville Fire Company, and Bachmans for your continued help and support.
“Nothing Runs Like A Deere. Go Green and Yellow!”
The funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, October 26, 2013 in the Quarryville Fire Company-Station 57, 217 East State Street, Quarryville, PA. The family will receive friends beginning at 9 AM until a time when the service begins (hopefully around 12 Noon) with Fire Company Chaplain Mike Wagner officiating. There will be a Firefighters Procession after the service.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Please omit flowers. Kindly consider sending a contribution in Doug’s memory to the Quarryville Fire Company, PO Box 143, Quarryville, PA 17566.