He was born Nov. 28, 1947 in Peekskill, NY. He moved to Eustis in 1983 from Southbury.

He is survived by a son, Wayne and his wife Jodi Hofmann of New Preston; three daughters, Jackie Hofmann, Christine Guyot and Mariah Hofmann, all of Umatilla, Fla.; a brother, John Hofmann of Southbury; a sister, Lillian Groody of Woodbury; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and companion Susan Virginia Hickey of Eustis, Fla.

The Harden/Pauli Funeral Home of Eustis, Fla. was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the D.R.A.W. Drag Racing Association of Women, 4 Hance Drive, Charleston, Ill 61920.