Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gregory C. “Slick” Hoffman Sr., born March 9, 1937, a native of Metairie and resident of Independence, suddenly passed away at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond Tuesday morning, May 18, 2010, at age 73.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Margie Devenport Hoffman, his father, Philip J. Hoffman Sr., mother, Alma Strauss Hoffman, brother, Philip J. Hoffman Jr., and sisters, Alice Hoffman Heikamp and Shirley Mae Hoffman.

He is survived by his beloved son Gregory Charles Hoffman Jr., his wife, Sharon, and his devoted daughters, Christine H. Ragas and her husband John, Suzanne H. Ruch and her husband Jerry, and Rebecca H. Jones and her husband Donnie. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Chris and his wife Rachel, William and his wife Giuliana, Tara, Ashley, Bobby, Greg III, Jessica, Shelbi, Courtni, Megann, Bradlee, Alex and Christian. Greg also leaves behind his precious great-grandchildren: Bryce, Taylor, Ryan, Donovan, Harley, Lane, Brayden and Sophia. Also, survived by loving sister-in-law Dianne D. Cox and her husband, Danny, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and family members.

Family, friends and members of IBEW Local 130 are invited to attend a memorial service at Harry McKneely Funeral Home in Hammond on Saturday, May, 22, 2010, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Catholic service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, specified for Breast Cancer Research. An online guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.