Virgil J. Hoffman, Jr., 93, of Kansas City, MO passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. He was born in Perryville on February 27, 1929 to Virgil Sr. and Ellen (Cissell) Hoffman.
On June 4, 1955, he married the love of his life, Mary Lee Schweiss. They both grew up on farms in Perry County. They had a beautiful 58 year marriage.
Preceded in death are his parents, his wife, Mary Lee (2014), an infant son, John and a brother, Paul Hoffman (2018). Surviving family members include, Norma Buerck (sister) and his six children: Mark Hoffman (Pam) of Camarillo, CA, Lynne Dyer (Kevin) of Glen Carbon, Ill., Susan Christifano (Al) of Kansas City, MO., Denise Zeikle (Chuck) of Kansas City, MO, David Hoffman (Christine) of Overland Park, Kan. and Stanley Hoffman (Jill) of Kansas City, MO. He had 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Virgil served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a Naval Aviator and flew over 50 missions in a Seaplane Patrol Squadron. He joined TWA as a pilot in 1954, retiring in 1989 after 35 years as an International Captain on the Boeing 747.
Virgil was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 7199, Retired Airline Pilots Assn, TARPA (Retired TWA Pilots), TWA Heart of America Alumni, Marnier-Marlin Assn. (US Navy Seaplane Squadron Member), Boy Scouts of America (3 sons were Eagle Scouts) and the ROMEOS (Retired Pilots meeting at the Corner Café-Riverside)
The Rosary was prayed at 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 24, 2022 at St. Therese Catholic Church 7207 N.W. Highway 9 Kansas City, MO. the Visitation will immediately follow until 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Virgil’s life commenced at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the church. Private interment will be held at Resurrection North Cemetery, Kansas City.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and the TWA Museum. Memories of Virgil and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com Arr: entrusted with Meyers Northland Chapel, Parkville, MO.