Frank J. Hofacker

SALE M- Frank J. Hofacker 101, of (Guilford Lake) Lisbon, (formerly of Emlenton, Pa.) died at 9:45 p.m. Friday at his home.

He was born on June 20, 1911 in Newark, Ohio, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Knussi) Hofacker.

He was employed for many years with the Quaker State Oil Company. In his early years he worked at the Allegheny Wesleyan College in the maintenance department. He was also very well known for his sheep shearing skills.

He moved to Ohio about 10 years ago from Emlenton and attended the Salem Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Ford, whom he married in 2007; four daughters, Nancy Kingsley of Albuquerque, NM, Linda (Husband Ron) Krueger of Zebulln, NC, Marilyn (Husband Dr. Robert) England of Salem, and Kathy (Husband Aaron) Klassen of Miamisburg, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian Russell Hofacker; second wife, Audrey Hovis Hofacker; his third wife, Mary Reedy Hofacker; a son, Chauncy Hofacker; and, siblings William, Carl, Leo and Fredrick Hofacker, Martha Seidell, Mary Thornton, and Gertrude Thoma.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Salem Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church with his son-in-law Dr. Robert England and Rev. Stanley Grabill officiating.

The burial will be Saturday afternoon in Big Bend Cemetery in Emlenton. There will be a short committal service and visitation in the Big Bend United Methodist Church at 3 p.m.

The visitation will be held on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Salem Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church on Newgarden Avenue in Salem, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Donations can be made to the Allegheny Wesleyan College. Please sign the guest book, leave a tribute or read the complete obituary at


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