Unfortunately we have bad news to report…Jack Hofmann passed away Sunday June 19th. Jack was one of the original five employees that started L&R in March of 1997. He was a former long term employee of Limitorque Corporation where he worked as a machinist. His role with us here at L&R was as an Account Manager where his machining background was utilized in estimating and quoting and providing suggestions for the machining of items as well. As noted by his family in his obituary Jack was “one of a kind”. He didn’t suffer fools or pull any punches and you always knew where you stood with him. We simply wish for he and his family’s sake he could have had more time.
Jack’s obituary from the Lynchburg News & Advance:
Hofmann Jr., John Robert
John Robert “Jack” Hofmann Jr.John Robert “Jack” Hofmann, Jr., 67, of Forest, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born August 30, 1948, in Syracuse, N.Y. he was a son of Eileen Hofmann Hawkins of Lynchburg and the late John Robert Hofmann. Jack was an Account Manager at L & R Precision Tooling, Inc., recipients of the 2014 Lynchburg Small Business Award. He was one of the five original founders of L & R and an expert machinist. He loved American made cars and was meticulous in their care. He was partial to Corvettes and was a member of the National Corvette Museum. He also loved to play golf and had been a former member at London Downs Golf Club. He loved to spend time with his devoted son, John, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Jack was a “one of a kind” kinda guy.Jack graduated from Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse, N.Y. In 1966, he relocated to Lynchburg. After working for a brief period, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era.Jack is survived by Edna Tuggle Hofmann, his wife of 45 years; and his beloved son, John Edward Hofmann of Forest. In addition, he is survived by two step-daughters, Robin Hedrick and husband, Philip of Concord, and Stacy Price of Charlottesville; five step-grandchildren; two siblings, David J. Hofmann and wife, Jackie of Lynchburg, and Kathy A. Billups and husband, John of Mechanicsville; several nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Max. His previous canine buddy, Angle predeceased him last year.A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016, in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road Lynchburg by the Rev. Jack Karpenske. Burial will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park with military honors rendered by American Legion Post 16. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.The family would like to give special thanks to his L & R Precision Tooling family for their loving care and support.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jack Hofmann to the Lynchburg Humane Society, 1211 Old Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory (434) 239-2405 is assisting the family. Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www.heritgefuneralandcremation.com