ROCKPORT — Timothy Michael Hoffmann, 72, passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones on November 7, 2019.
He was born in Minneapolis on April 10, 1947 to Charles and Rosemary Hoffmann. Tim married his high school sweetheart, Judi Determan, on August 22, 1970.
He was awarded bachelor’s degrees in both nursing and psychology at St. John’s University in Minnesota in 1973, and earned his master’s in nursing service administration from the University of Iowa in 1976. He began his nursing career and worked for many years in Minnesota.
After losing his wife unexpectedly, Tim later married Pamela Hopper. The two relocated their family to Camden in 1986 when Tim accepted a position as vice president of nursing at Pen Bay Medical Center. In addition to his nursing career, Tim was active in the U.S. Army Reserve and served as a lieutenant colonel for 28 years.
Following his retirement from the Army Reserve in 2013, he merged his lifelong passion for fishing and boating with his desire to give back to the military community when he founded Vets On The Water. Through this volunteer-driven initiative, he devoted countless hours to taking members of the active duty military, disabled veterans, and their families out on the water to enjoy fresh and saltwater fishing, sailing, and ice fishing. More than 1,000 veterans have benefited from this organization over the years.
Tim was a caring and honorable man with an impeccable sense of humor. He always lived life to the fullest and derived great pleasure from helping others and spending time with his loved ones. Tim’s family is so incredibly
proud of him not only for his many accomplishments, but also for his tender heart and admirable character. He was truly a gentle giant with an enormous presence.
Tim is survived by his children, Michelle (Jamie) Livesay, Thaddeus (Alicen) Heintzman, Michael Hoffmann, Kasey (Michael) Cole, Aimee (Robert) Smith, and Anna Hoffmann; his nine grandchildren, Ryan and Jack Livesay, Kaitlin and Georgia Heintzman, Ben and Bella Hoffmann, Piper Greenleaf, and Porter and Sawyer Smith; and two brothers, Mark and Gerald (Donna).
He is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Rosemary; his first wife, Judi; his second wife, Pam; and his brother, Paul.
Per Tim’s wishes, family will remember him privately at this time and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.