Marybelle A. Hoffman, nee Marybelle Apgar, passed away peacefully at home after a brief period of decline. She was 91 years of age with an active mind and will.

Born in 1932 in Hampton, NJ, to Bernard and Beatrice Apgar, she was one of 6 children; Jean Spearance, Richard Apgar, Joanne Kotch, and is survived by one sister, Judy Neustadt, of Ocean Park, MD. Marybelle lived and worked in New York City for a brief time after high school and prior to marrying Carl M. Hoffman, a local man from High Bridge, NJ, in 1951.

She is survived by her three children, Suzanne (Hoffman) Caron, Jeffrey Carl Hoffman, and Jon Apgar Hoffman. The family relocated from NJ to Colorado and made the family home in Wheat Ridge, CO, where she was employed by Central Bank, the original Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines, from which she retired in 1997.

Her life interests included snow skiing, golf, and tennis until her early 70’s. Travelling to as much of the world as possible was a lifelong and avid interest, including numerous visits to the Jersey Shore to vacation with family.

She was proud to be part of the Apgar family legacy including distant lineage to Dr.Virginia Apgar, known for the Apgar Score, still used by hospitals today to assess the health of newborn infants.

A funeral is not planned as Marybelle wished her ashes scattered by family in some of her favorite places and some to be buried under her headstone in the family plot in NJ.

10 thoughts on “Marybelle A. Hoffman”

  1. Loved Aunt Mamie! So glad she was able to be at home when she passed, as she wanted.

  2. Our deepest condolences to the entire Hoffman Family. We will always remember her pleasant smile and great conversation. May God’s peace be with everyone during this time of reflection and remembrance.
    Love David and Shawn Kalemkarian

  3. I’ll always remember Marybelle for her great sense of humor, adventurous spirit, and friendly curiosity. From the time that the Hoffman family became our neighbors, it was a bright spot in the day when one encountered Marybelle. Thankfully, that continued through more recent visits in the sunroom overlooking her peaceful yard. She will be missed.
    My sympathies for your loss to Suzanne, Jeff, and Jon, and her extended family.and friends.

  4. Great lady. Amazing light. Brilliant … able
    to read people and situations to add valuable and uplifting perspective. Feel blessed to have known her and benefitted from her insights.

  5. Jon and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss of a wonderful and loving mom.
    Peace and prayers for you,
    Gail Burgess Bone

  6. Our deepest condolences to Suzanne, Jeff, Jon and her extended family.

    Richard & Lucero
    Poulsbo WA

  7. I worked with MaryBelle at the original Frontier Airlines in Reservations. We were and are still are Flamily.
    Enjoy your Gone West trip MaryBelle–traveling was and is in your DNA.

  8. I also worked with MaryBelle at the original Frontier Airlines, she and I kept in touch over the years
    when she would come up to Breckenridge. We even skied together in our later years. We continued
    to touch base a couple of times a year messaging on Facebook and Christmas cards through
    snail mail. I will miss our yearly contacts, although I am a few years younger it was fun to toast
    “Another Year” with her! She was a lively, cheerful person, she will be missed.

  9. I also worked with Marybelle at Frontier Airlines, and loved her spirit and twinkling eyes. She was a good friend, always fun to be around, and a shining light for all.

  10. After a couple unanswered calls in the past month to Marybelle’s number, I decided to check obituaries and was saddened to find hers. We last spoke by phone a few months ago and she sounded good. We had many great times together, but the most special time was our trip to Russia and Poland. I met her because of teaching at Maple Grove, when you were in sixth grade, I think it was, Jon. I treasure the memories we shared and I’ll miss our phone conversations and an occasional lunch out or a visit to her house. My sincere condolences to you Suzanne, Jeff and Jon.

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