John R. Hoffman, 75, of New Milford, died Sept. 21, 2011, at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of the late Betty (Davis) Hoffman.

Mr. Hoffman was born March 5, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Helen Campbell.

He was an engineer at Davis & Geck, a surgical-medical device company in Danbury, for 44 years, retiring in 1997.

Mr. Hoffman was an avid golfer and bowler. He bowled his first 300 game at age 71. He had a tremendous influence on his grandchildren and their bowling. He was a small man but had a big presence..

Mr. Hoffman is survived by three daughters, Betty Ann Hoffman, Lorraine Hoffman and Patricia Hoffman-Shaw, all of New Milford; and six grandchildren, Christopher Critelli, Robert Hoffman, Matthew Dee, Sean Javery, Melanie and John David Shaw.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York St., Transplant Center, New Haven, CT 06510.