William B. Hoff, 73, of Willow Street, Pennsylvania, formerly of Andover Township, passed away unexpectedly at home on Nov. 6, 2019.
Born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Karl and Dorothea Hoff, Bill grew up in Bogota. He graduated Ithaca College with a music degree and earned a master’s in performance from Manhattan School of Music. Bill was a flutist and music was his lifelong passion.
He served in the United States Army Field Band and was posted at the Military Academy at West Point. Bill played flute and piccolo in the Garden State Concert Band, South Orange Symphony Orchestra, and the New Sussex Symphony, where he served as music librarian. He also played in the Chautauqua Community Band in Chautauqua, New York, and performed widely as a freelance musician. He was employed by the medical electronics firm Biomet in Parsippany. Bill and his wife, Gail, lived at Lake Lenape for over 25 years. After retiring to Willow Street, Bill played in several flute choirs.
Preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Karl, Bill is survived by his wife, Gail; his brother, Richard, and wife, Florence, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; his sister-in-law, Janet, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; nieces, nephews and their children.
A Celebration of Life was held in Willow Street. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Ithaca College School of Music, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850; the New Sussex Symphony, PO Box 859, Newton, NJ, 07860; or the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street #301, Robbinsville, NJ, 08691.