Clark S. Hoffman, III, 64, of Bear, DE passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family. Clark was born on September 27, 1957 in Harrisburg, PA and graduated from Newark High School in 1975. He furthered his education in his field of interest and attained his certification in automobile mechanics in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Clark worked for 15 years for Ryder Truck Rental at locations in Delaware, New Jersey and New York. He also worked for Miller Transportation Group in New Jersey where he managed the repair operations of the business. To further his love and natural talent for working on engines, Clark relocated to Arizona to further his knowledge by attaining certification repairing motorcycles. There, Clark graduated as a Master Harley Davidson mechanic. He continued to hone his skills after relocating to San Diego, CA where he resided for 15 years. While in California, his reputation for expertly diagnosing mechanical issues with motorcycles resulted in him being introduced to many celebrities and their friends who sought out his expertise to repair their Harleys. Clark returned to Delaware in 2010 where began his career working for Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine in West Chester, PA as an RV technician. Shortly after his return to Delaware, he met his soul mate Kim and they were married in 2014. Together they enjoyed motorcycle rides with friends, hiking to enjoy nature, attending concerts, vacationing in Hawaii, working on his prized lawn, and spending time with friends and family. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law and friend.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Clark, Sr. and Cleo Hoffman; Ann Maguson, and his uncle, Jack Hoffman, who all resided in PA; and his father and mother-in-law, Phillip and Rose Rash of Florida.
Clark is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly Hoffman (DE); father, Clark S. Hoffman, Jr. (Christine) of PA; mother, Karen Magnuson Noble (Neal) of PA; sister, Amy Hoffman Scully (Rick) of MD; his son, Clark S. Hoffman, IV (NJ); daughters, Brittney Hoffman (CO) and Alexandra Hoffman (NC); nephews, Eric Trent (Lauren) (DE), Matthew Scully and Ryan Alexander Scully of DE; his great nephew Casey Trent and his great nieces Lily Scully and Quinn Trent; and his grandsons Clark V and Owen.
He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Beverly Scullion (DE); sisters-in-law, Lisa Coffey (Chuck) of FL; Becky Starkweather (David), and brother-in-law Phillip Rash—all of DE; daughters, Lori Oliver (Jonathan) of MD, and Lorraine Reed (SC); his sons, Billy Oakes (Chelsea) and Jeremy Oakes—all of Ohio; his grandchildren, Michael, Lexy, Bentley, Ryder and Novalee; his ‘fur babies,’ Angel and Bear; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
An informal gathering will be held at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home (3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware 19808) on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, with the family speaking and sharing memories at noon. Burial will follow immediately at Gracelawn Memorial Park (2220 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720.)