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Edward M. Hofle
  • March 11, 1942
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  • August 21, 2016

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Edward Martin “Marty” Hofle, 74, of Ocala, FL passed away August 21, 2016 at his home.  His generous and loving spirit will be missed by many.  He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Martyne of Ocala and Marcy of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sisters, Linda Edwards and Mary Bosworth of Pocatella, ID.  He was raised in Akron, OH where he graduated from Kenmore High School and the University of Akron and taught math / science at Thornton Jr. High.  He moved to Hialeah, FL in 1970 and became a Hialeah Fire Fighter / Paramedic and eventually Deputy Fire Chief.  After retirement in 2005, he relocated to Ocala.  He was a devoted member of Grace World Church in Brooksville, FL.  A celebration of his life will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home (954 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 352-236-5884) on Friday, October 14th at 3PM.


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  1. Dan Nevins says:
    14 Oct 2016
    I enjoyed the times we shared on the fire department. Especially during the firefighter olympics. Good times. Good memories. God bless you Marty. May you rest in peace

  2. Oscar Diaz lit a candle:
    13 Oct 2016
    Lit since October 13, 2016 at 10:22:51 PM

  3. Oscar Diaz lit a candle:
    13 Oct 2016
    Lit since October 13, 2016 at 10:21:52 PM

  4. Stan Tannehill says:
    13 Oct 2016
    Sorry to hear of another Brothers passing. I worked with Marty at station 2. Marty was a good guy to work with, those were some good times.

  5. John Riley says:
    13 Oct 2016
    May you rest in peace Marty.

  6. Gina Patalano says:
    10 Oct 2016
    My second Dad, whom I always compared to being Ward Cleaver. I'll never forget your silly jokes, your amazing dedication to your family, and best of all, the quizzes Martyne and I would get when we started driving. I'll always know which way the car would veer if I hit a puddle on the right the next time I hit the brakes. I will cherish the videos I have of your voice at EVERY horse show Martyne like ever went to, because you were there. I was always a little envious of that. You cheered for us both as if you had money on it. I'll never forget that. Nor you.

  7. Lisa Nyhuis says:
    08 Oct 2016
    I didnt know your dad that well but I always enjoyed chatting with him and seeing him at the barrel races cheering Martyne on. So awesome to see such a dedicated father even when his child is grown. My deepest sympathy to you Martyne and your entire family.

  8. Mike Noon says:
    13 Sep 2016
    My deepest sympathy to Marty's family. Always a good guy! I was a teammate and friend of Marty's family.

  9. Gus O'Neil says:
    12 Sep 2016
    The O'Neil's send their condolences to Bob, Mary and Linda.

  10. joan Wylie Martin says:
    10 Sep 2016
    Went to school at Kenmore High with Marty, Captain of the football team, Great guy

  11. Linda Masters says:
    09 Sep 2016
    Marty, I am sure you are healthy and free reconnecting to those that left this earth and and thrilled to watch many you loved here on earth. I know you ride Beamer with Martyne and she feels you grab the reigns. You go with Marcy and watch her buy weird health food and you sit with Carol as she plans her days ahead without you. Keep visiting and giving them nudges. I remember playing a game when you came up with Norwhale as an "N" word. We all said that's not a word reached for dictionary. You were correct! We will miss you.

  12. Benny & Nerine Stark says:
    07 Sep 2016
    We are so sorry to hear this news. He was a good man and Firefighter Brother. He will always be in our hearts and always be with us no matter where we are he is just a special thought away. Rest in Peace Marty

  13. Bob Folk says:
    06 Sep 2016
    Marty was much more than a good friend to me and always will be. I will always cherish and remain thankful for the great memories that he and his family brought to my life.
    You will always be in my thoughts my friend, Rest in peace.

  14. Bob Folk posted an image:
    06 Sep 2016
    Like it was yesterday
    Like it was yesterday

  15. Brett wood says:
    04 Sep 2016
    It is always sad when someone you have known and worked with passes, but it is those memories that keep them with us forever. On a lighter note: do you all remember when Marty thought that the benevolent could make some money selling self extinguishing ash trays? He took a lot of ribbing got that, which he handled with humor. Rest in peace!

  16. John Shearer says:
    03 Sep 2016
    I worked with Marty at HFD and have some good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hofle family. RIP Marty.

  17. John Shearer lit a candle:
    03 Sep 2016
    Lit since September 3, 2016 at 9:28:38 PM

  18. Paul Cole says:
    03 Sep 2016
    Marty was a very good friend on and off duty. Marty spent many hours working on two the 2 firefighter Olympics Hialeah hosted with Tom Holstein and me. He designed and had made the metals Hialeah gave out to the winning athletics. Also won many metals himself. Very good member of the gold metal winning softball team. His single in the bottom of the seventh inning knocked in the winning run that beat the mighty Dade county softball team. Had lunch Marty after I moved to the Ocala area. Occasionally called him, he became very religious and read the bible daily.

  19. LJ Powell says:
    02 Sep 2016
    Enjoyed working with Marty who was a good fireman and brought some good humor too. Prayers for peace for his family..
    Larry & Becki Powell

  20. Tracy Heyder lit a candle:
    02 Sep 2016
    Lit since September 2, 2016 at 9:57:56 PM

  21. Tracy Heyder says:
    02 Sep 2016
    Hey Marty... just wish to say hello and goodbye for now. Had some great times working with you on the Hialeah Fire Department and know you will be missed by your close family and friends. You always had a great attitude and were a pleasure to be around and work with. Maybe we will meet again down the road and share some memories while walking on that golden roadway. May you Rest In Peace.

  22. ORLANDO A. BLANCO says:
    02 Sep 2016

  23. Dean Parkerson says:
    02 Sep 2016
    Rest in Peace Marty.

  24. rick rubin says:
    02 Sep 2016
    Marty and worked together at HFD and we had a running joke about when we would retire. Since I left much earlier we lost contact. He was a friend and coworker-sorry to hear of his passing . May he be at peace

  25. Louis K. Lowy says:
    02 Sep 2016
    I had the honor of serving with Marty on the Hialeah Fire Department. He was a pleasure to work with. He was one of those rare people who earned the respect of his crew through gentle assuredness and a good sense of humor. RIP Marty.

  26. Dennis Andrews says:
    28 Aug 2016
    Worked with Marty at HFD for over 13 years. Sorry to lose another Brother from HFD. RIP Marty and may your family find peace in knowing you've gone home to our Lord's House where we will all meet again. Dennis and Debbie Andrews

  27. George May says:
    26 Aug 2016
    I worked and knew Marty for a long time. He was always a great coworker and friend. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
    George and Carmen May

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