Ralph Herman Hoffses, of Waldoboro, passed away July 13, 2014, at the Wiscasset Green.

He was born at home April 23, 1919, in Back Cove South Waldoboro, to the late Isaac Herman Hoffses and Arminda Ellen Spear.

He was predeceased by all 10 of his brothers and sisters: Irvin E. Hoffses, Clarinda C. Hoffses, Calvin N. Hoffses, Adeline F. Hunt, Bernice M. Gray, Olin S. Hoffses, Delia G. Hysom, Elmer F. Hoffses, Elton I. Hoffses, and Donald G. Hoffses.

He married Gertrude Pearl Haynes in September 1940 in Rockland and they were married for 71 years. They enjoyed traveling and saw every state in the U.S.

He is survived by his four children: Richard Allan Hoffses and his partner Charles Paul Howe, Norma Evelyn Dodge and her husband Kenneth M. Dodge Jr., Russell Isaac Hoffses and his wife Sharon Hoffses, Keith Irvin Hoffses. He is survived by his seven grandchildren, Andrew Dodge, Matthew Dodge and his wife Janette, Jody Hoffses, Isaac Hoffses and his wife Theresa, Amy Hoffses, Laura Hoffses, Amanda Hoffses; great-grandchildren, Courtney Dodge, William Dodge, Emily Hoffses, Jack Hoffses; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waldoboro and was a life member of the American Legion Charles C. Lilly Post 149, Waldoboro. He was a World War II veteran serving his country in the U.S. Navy stationed in North Africa and was a member of the Masons, King Solomon Lodge 61, Waldoboro.

He worked many years at the Togus VA Center in Augusta and also was a bookkeeper for Moody’s Diner for more than 40 years. He graduated Rockland High School in 1938.

Special thanks to the Wiscasset Green and Hospice for giving loving care during his stay there. Every one of the staff was wonderful! Thanks also to all his church friends, ladies at Wiscasset Green, and friends and neighbors that visited him and also thanks to Dr. Mohlie and his staff for all of their care as well.

A time of visitation will be held Thursday, July 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. A celebration of life will be held Friday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at Waldoboro First Baptist Church, 71 Grace Ave., Waldoboro, with The Rev. Foster Williams officiating.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Waldoboro Food Pantry, P.O. Box 354 Waldoboro, ME 04572

Arrangements are under the care of Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. You are invited to share your condolences or pictures with the family by visiting their book of memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.