Joseph C. Hofmann Jr., 95, of Lafayette Hill, president of Fibreflex Packing & Manufacturing Co., died Wednesday, May 25, at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor.
Mr. Hofmann graduated from Olney High School. While working in the finance departments of local businesses, he took courses at night at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He and his brother, Charles, eventually acquired Fibreflex, a Philadelphia manufacturer of materials for gaskets.
During World War II, Mr. Hofmann was an Army ordnance sergeant in Europe.
After his discharge, he returned to Fibreflex and to his classes at Wharton, graduating in 1948. When his brother died in 1975, he became president of the family firm. Though his son, Joseph "Jay," and a nephew, Thomas, now run Fibreflex, he never retired as president and was still going to the office until a year ago, his son said.
Mr. Hofmann spent summers since childhood at the Shore and met his future wife, Helen McClintock, in Ocean City, N.J. They married in 1952.
The couple enjoyed summer vacations on Long Beach Island and winter vacations on Sanibel Island, Fla.
An enthusiastic fisherman and sailer, Mr. Hofmann was cofounder of the Barnegat Light Marlin & Tuna Club. He played tennis into his mid-1980s and was an avid reader, especially of military history.
In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Hofmann is survived by two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Helen Mohan, died in 1991.
A Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 437 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.