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Bertha Hoffman

May 10, 1927 — June 14, 2021

Bertha Hoffman, 94, of 78 Will Rogers Drive died June 14, 2021.

Born in Uniontown Pennsylvania on May 10, 1927, the daughter of Louis Brown and Selma Greenwald Brown.

She is predeceased by her husband, Howard, of 57 years whom she married in Washington DC and by her brother Jerome Brown of Coral Springs FL. She is survived by her daughter Leslie of Saranac Lake and her sons, Stanley, of Charleston SC, and Charles, of Waltham MA; seven grandchildren Emily, Amanda, Susanna, Nicholas, Richard, Alexander and Catherine.

During World War II, Bertha was a secretary in the Chemical Warfare Service in Washington DC, and subsequently transferred to the Justice Department. She and her family moved to Saranac Lake in 1951 where she worked with her husband in the Hoffman Pharmacy and raised her family. Her community service included membership in the Women’s College Scholarship Fund and participation in the Meals on Wheels program. Bertha was a member of the Eastern Star.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place at 12:00 PM on Thursday June 17, 2021 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saranac Lake Free Library or charity of your choice. Family and friends can also share their condolences at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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