Obituary of Ernst "Ernie" Hofelmann
Ernst "Ernie" Hofelmann went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 2 2023.
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY on August 7, 1941, he went on to do many different things throughout his life. First and foremost, he was a born again saved Christian and a Minister. He had his own church at one point and served as a Pastor his entire life.
He is survived by his wife Brenda of Napanoch, NY. He was a proud Father, Father-in-Law and Grandfather. He leaves behind his daughter Jennifer Labinsky, daughter and son-in-law Holly and John Behnke, and son Kevin Hofelmann, as well as his two grandchildren Elizabeth and Zachary. Each one shared special bond with their Dad and Pop-Pop.
Ernie loved the outdoors and instilled this love in his children from the very beginning. He found great joy standing by a babbling brook, fishing, canoeing and camping. He was a skilled backpacker and hunter and enjoyed teaching his children about survival skills in the outdoors. He also extended help to many people throughout his life and enjoyed giving to others. He will be missed more than words can express.
Ernie proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Amphion as a young man and lived in Norfolk, Virginia. He later lived in Gardiner NY where he was a Carpenter, then a Maintenance Supervisor at Wallkill Correctional Facility retiring in 2001. He later moved to Bloomville, NY.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the many people that helped him along his journey; thank you for all your kindness and support toward our beloved Dad and Pop-Pop. Ernie leaves behind many dear friends and each one held a special place in his heart. He told his family about each of you and cared very deeply for you.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 3 to 6 PM on Friday, January 13, 2023 at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford, NY 13753. A celebration of life will be held at 3:30PM on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Upper Room Christian Church, 83 North Kortright Church Road, Davenport, NY.
Please visit www.macarthrufh.com to share a condolence with Ernie’s family.