Bruce Frederick Von Hoff
Tampa Bay Online
September 14, 2012
(c) Houston Astros
VON HOFF, Bruce Frederick, passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2012, in Gulfport, Florida. He was born in Oakland, California, on November 17, 1943. Bruce graduated from Batavia High School (Illinois) and attended Northern Illinois University. He was a former Major League Baseball player with the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals organizations and he served in the United States Army Reserve.
Bruce worked with Air Brake Controls in Tampa, Gulfport Presbyterian Church and the City of Gulfport before retiring in 2011. He was the founder of "Terrific Tuesdays", an after school program for kids at Gulfport Presbyterian Church.
Bruce is survived by his son, Baron; brothers, Byron (Louise), Burt (Kathy) and Barry (Jan); several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Anne Von Hoff; and his daughter, Marlea Von Hoff. Bruce coached several Youth Sports teams during his lifetime and provided excellent service to the senior citizens in Gulfport. He was a very giving and loving individual who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please honor Bruce with a donation to the Baseball Assistance Team, 245 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10167 or the 4902 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 295 Tampa, FL 33634. A memorial service will be held 6:00 P.M. Sunday, September 16, 2012, at Temple Terrace Community Church, 210 Inverness Ave., Temple Terrace, FL 33617.