GALA Awards honor Mayor Pete Buttigieg, leaders within LGBTQ community

first_imgMaria Leontaras | The Observer South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alumni of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s on Saturday, along with Fr. James Martin and Notre Dame law alumnus John Sullivan.Although he sees change occurring in the community, Buttigieg said the University administration could do more to increase acceptance and referenced a lack of inclusivity of sexual and gender identity in the University’s non-discrimination clause. “Certainly when it comes to non-discrimination policies on campus there is some work to be done,” he said. “Some of its more intangible — not as much about policy, but about culture. That’s where I think the involvement and visibility of groups like this — students and alumni making clear who they are and being vocal and building bridges — can really turn the tide.”Ricketts said he believes the University’s lack of a non-discrimination clause hurts both staff and students. He also said the University has not been responsive to bringing a transgender speaker to campus. “We don’t have a non-discrimination clause, which has been an issue since the 1980s when the people who started this group were fighting for it,” Ricketts said. “So there are no legal protections for people who are LGBTQ. I know for a fact there are people who were not able to advance in their careers here as faculty members. It’s not just about the students, it’s about being able to belong at the University regardless of your sexual identity. We definitely have a long way to go for transgender students. As long as I’ve been here, since 2012, we’ve wanted to have a transgender speaker on campus. But it’s been communicated, perhaps not verbally, but it’s been made clear that that’s not welcome — at least not without repercussions.”Ricketts said other policies the University has enacted, such as the six-semester housing policy, have created a barrier for LGBTQ students.“I was a member of Duncan Hall for many years, and I loved both of my rectors,” he said. “They are wonderful people, but I didn’t really have a home in Duncan. I had to find that somewhere else, and I think that’s true for a lot of students that are marginalized … To ask those students to stay an extra year is harmful to the community, and that’s exactly the opposite of what their goal was.” John Sullivan, a 1983 alumnus of Notre Dame law, received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his work in law and advancing the rights of the LGBTQ community, according to the press release.Sullivan works in corporate law and serves on nonprofit boards such as the Human Rights Campaign, which works to promote corporate law equality, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which works to address hate crimes through advocacy and legislation. “One of the things with good legislation is that it allows people to have conversations,” Sullivan said. “It’s not going to change everyone’s mind, but it gives you at least a little bit of comfort and safety in that you can have those conversations in an environment that might be a little bit more safe.”Buttigieg, as a resident of Indiana — one of five states without hate crime legislation — said he hopes Indiana will soon pass hate crime legislation, perhaps through a bipartisan effort.“It’s pretty embarrassing for us to be just one of five states in the country that lacks meaningful hate crime legislation,” Buttigieg said. “The encouraging thing is that a lot of people — from Democratic legislators to a Republican governor — recognize that this needs to change. I am disappointed that the legislature has not been able to fix this yet, but I think as we keep organizing we will see improvement there.”Sullivan said resistance from some in the Catholic community may be a result of a lack of understanding and an urge to read the Bible in a certain way that is harmful to the LGBTQ community.“A lot of it is a lack of understanding,” Sullivan said. “Once people get to know [members of the LGBTQ community], they realize how lives are pretty much the same as theirs. For us to be willing to share that, we have to be out and be willing to listen to where their concerns are.”Fr. James Martin is a Jesuit priest, an author and was appointed by Pope Francis to be a consultant to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications in 2017. Martin received the Thomas A. Dooley Award for his work in creating a platform of acceptance for LBGTQ members of the Catholic Church, according to the press release. He was unable to attend the ceremony and instead sent in a pre-recorded video message accepting his award. In his acceptance speech, Martin said LGBTQ people are still marginalized in the Church, and one way to mend that relationship is through getting to know each other. “As you know, LGBTQ people are the most marginalized group in the Catholic Church today,” Martin said in his message. “In some ways, they are treated almost like lepers in some dioceses, parishes and schools … In my experience what can help that is simply for people to get to know each other. Nothing is as transformative as encounter.”Ricketts said there is a way to reconcile the Catholic Church’s belief and attending Notre Dame with being LGBTQ. “I came here knowing I was gay because I still felt a sense of community,” Ricketts said. “I felt connected to the Catholic campus and the sense of justice. Tonight’s prayer before we start is one of Fr. Hesburgh’s — ‘For those who are hungry, let them have bread, and for those who have bread let them hunger for justice’ — and I think that sense of purpose on the campus is meaningful. Anyone who feels drawn to that, whether they are LGBT or not, should have a home here.”Ricketts said the ability to have the GALA Leadership Awards is something that would not have always been able to occur, and he is thankful to the people at the University who has supported the LGBTQ movement.“We are very grateful to be able to hold this event on Notre Dame’s campus — that wasn’t always possible — and we are very grateful for the people from both Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s who have helped us pull this off in the past,” he said. “Even though policies aren’t as welcoming as they should be doesn’t mean there aren’t welcoming people here at the University in administrative positions.”Tags: 2020 presidential election, Catholicism, Fr. James Martin, GALA Leadership Awards, GALA-ND/SMC, hate crime legislation, John Sullivan, non-descrimination clause, Pete Buttigeig The Gay and Lesbian Alumni of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s (GALA-ND/SMC) awarded their biannual LGBTQ Leadership Awards Saturday evening to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Notre Dame law alumnus John Sullivan and Fr. James Martin. Since 1996, GALA — independent from the University and College — has awarded honors to members of the community through a nomination and voting process, Bryan Ricketts, vice chair of membership of GALA, said. Ricketts said Buttigieg — who has been the mayor of South Bend since 2012 and has recently launched a presidential exploratory committee for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination — was chosen before he grew in prominence due to his committee. Buttigieg received the Larry Condren Distinguished Service Award at the ceremony for his leadership and service to the community, according to the press release for the event. “I was on campus when he wrote a letter in the newspaper coming out, and I was on campus in 2012 when we were just fighting to even have a group, so it was good to have someone out and proud in the community, and be able to look to that person as an example that you can come to South Bend, Indiana, and still be out and a public servant,” Ricketts, a 2016 and 2017 alumnus of the University, said. Buttigieg, who attended Harvard as an undergraduate, said the climate for LGBTQ students has improved since he was in college, but there is still work to be done.“I think it’s improved, but I don’t think we are there yet,” he said. “You can tell by talking to young people — especially with the uncertain environment nationally — that a lot of people still feel vulnerable. But I also think organizations and events like where we are tonight, and a general rise in the tide of acceptance has helped us move in the right direction.”Buttigieg, a South Bend native who grew up with parents who were Notre Dame professors, spent time on the University’s campus while growing up and said he can see the campus climate has changed. “It was still edgy to even acknowledge the idea of acceptance for the LGBT community,” Buttigieg said. “Now I think it’s more the University — sometimes a little haltingly — trying to do the right thing. So there’s no question that there has been progress. Even just the breakthrough of even having an organization on campus recognized — better late than never — shows you that there’s a trajectory here. I wish the clock was ticking a little faster than it has been, but I do think you have a lot of people here who want to do the right thing … As long as we can beckon people rather than drag them into the right place, then I think we stand a very good chance of this University community eventually becoming a leader in this respect.”last_img read more

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Credit union loan zone: Moving mortgages in house

first_imgBy helping members refinance their mortgages with us, we’ve saved individuals as much as $15,000-or eight years’ worth of payments-over the life of their mortgage.Bringing these types of mortgages in house starting in July 2012 also helped the credit union meet its goal of a loan-to-share ratio between 100 to 110 percent. Currently they are at 108% loans to shares.Note, this ratio is loans to savings on deposit, not to assets. We can exceed 100 percent due to the fact that 15.38 percent of our assets are in reserves. We can loan these reserves out.We’ve put $8.6 million in these loans on our books since July 2012. We are $23 million in assets.While we still partner with $1 billion Connexus Credit Union, Wausau, Wis., to do purchase money mortgages, as well as loans for non-owner occupied rentals and vacation homes, we thought we could bring these loans in house safely. A real support to us in this effort has been the Wisconsin Credit Union League’s compliance specialist program. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Former State Sen. Owen Johnson, 85, Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island’s veteran lawmaker, the former State Sen. Owen Johnson, who spent 40 years in public service until his retirement in 2012, has died at the age of 85, it was announced today.“Owen Johnson was beloved by his constituents and respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, including eight governors who served during his career in the Senate,” said Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), the co-leader of the State Senate whose Republican majority counted on Johnson’s continuing support.Johnson had represented the people of Suffolk County in the State Senate from 1972 to 2012, when he finally decided not to run for re-election. At the time he was facing a challenge from long-time Democratic legislator, Rick Montano (D-Brentwood). Instead, Assemb. Phil Boyle became the Republican candidate and won the Senate seat.“Owen Johnson’s leadership helped countless citizens far beyond the boundaries of his senate district,” said Sen. Boyle (R-Bay Shore). “I am proud to say that Owen was not just my senator but he was my mentor and friend. He will be sorely missed.”Up in Albany, Johnson, or “O.J.” as he was known by his colleagues and friends, was the long-time leader of the Senate Finance Committee. “He was a staunch advocate for a state spending cap, which we have strictly adhered to in the past four enacted budgets,” said Skelos in his statement. “Senator Johnson sponsored the original legislation to create the state’s Environmental Protection Fund and the first bill to provide drivers with an insurance discount or a reduction in points for successfully completing a defensive driving course, among many other legislative accomplishments.”Back in his district, Johnson was known for his helping his constituents with their concerns, as well as promoting tourism, strengthening the local economy and boosting the marine fishing industry, as well as preserving the area’s natural resources, which included hosting his annual beach clean-up days. Johnson attended West Babylon Grade School and Babylon High School, according to his official bio, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then graduated from Hofstra College in 1956.He reportedly died of natural causes, at home with his family, according to his former chief of staff, Rory Whelan.“Owen Johnson left an indelible mark on the Senate and forged a legacy of extraordinary service to the people of Suffolk County,” said Skelos.He is survived by his wife Christel; two children, Owen and Christen; his son-in-law Dan Tymann; and his granddaughters Eliza and Scarlett.last_img read more

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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick and Mi Box 4K OTT Discount Offers for Diwali: All You Need to Know

first_imgOriginal Price Rs. 399/ year Rs. 299/ year The list of OTT providers covers all kinds of Indian content, including in regional languages, and have TV shows, movies, and documentaries. The highest discount on a single service is for Docubay, with a benefit of Rs. 750 being offered on a one-year subscription. Offer Price Rs. 340/ year The discounts are applicable only on the Mi TV Stick and the Mi Box 4K, priced at Rs. 2,799 and Rs. 3,499, respectively. The former is an affordable offering with support for streaming at up to full-HD resolution, while the latter supports 4K HDR streaming. Both devices run on Android TV 9 Pie and connect to televisions through HDMI port.Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Rs. 396 Offer Benefit Value Hungama Play 25 percent off Docubay Rs. 999 for 16 months Rs. 103/ month or Rs. 799/ year Sony Liv Aha Rs. 499/ 3 months or Rs 1,499/ year Free for 1 month – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Rs. 100 Xiaomi Mi TV Stick and Mi Box 4K buyers this Diwali festive season will get multiple offers and discounts on premium streaming services. Up to Rs. 2,400 worth of benefits are on offer across various streaming services. The Mi TV Stick and Mi Box 4K were launched earlier this year and are the company’s first standalone streaming devices in India. Both streaming devices run on the Android TV platform, with access to apps and services through the Google Play Store for Android TV.Streaming services with discounts and offersAs part of the offers, Xiaomi has tied up with nine streaming services in India, to offer discounts and benefits to users who want to sign up for the premium streaming services. These include Zee5, Sony LIV, Eros Now, Hungama Play, Shemaroo Me, Epic On, Docubay, Aha, and Hoichoi. Benefits include either discounts on subscription plans, or in a couple of cases, free subscription months.- Advertisement – 50 percent off Eros Now Rs. 999/ year Rs. 149/ month up to Rs. 750 10 percent off Rs. 899/ yearcenter_img 20 percent off OTT Platform Rs. 349/ year (1 screen) or Rs. 489/ year (2 screens) Rs. 249/ 3 months or Rs. 749/ year Rs. 103/ 3 months, Rs. 194/ 6 months, or Rs. 324/ year Rs. 129/ month or Rs. 999/ year – Advertisement – up to Rs. 175 Rs. 149 Zee5 4 months free Epic On Offer 51 percent off Rs. 159/ month, Rs. 299/ 6 months, or Rs. 499/ year up to Rs. 200 30 percent off Rs. 999/ year Shemaroo Me Rs. 359 Hoichoi up to Rs. 210 Rs. 699/ year 1 month free trial Rs. 499/ year (1 screen) or Rs. 699/ year (2 screens) 35 percent off Rs. 100last_img read more

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The Association of Marines of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce became a member of the International Council of the Maritime Industry ICOMIA

first_imgThe Marina Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has become a member of the International Council of the Maritime Industry Association (ICOMIA), an international body that has brought together national maritime industry associations since 1966.ICOMIA creates guidelines for the development of nautical tourism, works to strengthen the role of the maritime industry as one of the key carriers of the economy in coastal countries and actively contributes to solving current problems faced by the maritime industry in its business.”We are honored that the Marine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is now part of this world association. One of the main goals of membership, in addition to exchanging experiences with colleagues from other countries, is a better insight into trends, world practices and access to and influence on international regulations, especially at the EU level. It is also important to further promote Croatian nautical tourism and maritime industry in general and to position Croatia as one of the world’s leading nautical destinations,”Said the president of the HGK Marina Association Sean Lisjak on the occasion of joining ICOMIA.”After several years of recession, Croatia now occupies an extremely important place in the global market with a promising fleet, both charter and privately owned. Joining the Marine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce gives additional weight to ICOMIA in order to represent as much as possible a part of the world maritime industry,Said Martinho Fortunato, president of the International Marine Association (IMG), which operates within ICOMIA, adding that he expects to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations at the IMG session in Split, which will be held in Croatia for the first time next June with the Marina Association. HGK as the host and within the annual congress of ICOMIA.last_img read more

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Six new interpretation boards have been set up in Samobor

first_imgIn the week of marking the City Day, six Samobor historical and cultural sights received new, bilingual interpretation boards that accompany the new visual of the city.It is a project of the Tourist Board of the town of Samobor, with the aim of describing in more detail tourist sites, preserving cultural heritage, and promoting and raising the general educational and cultural level of domestic and foreign visitors.The plaques consist of a textual description of the famous location in front of which they are located, in Croatian and English, and are placed in front of the chapel of St. Mihalj, the old town, the chapel of St. Juraj, Prica Gallery, on the grave of Vrazova Ljubica and near the Samoborček train in Južni naselje.last_img

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Ray Parlour speaks out as Arsenal prepare for Lucas Torreira bidding war

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Jun 2019 3:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link325Shares Arsenal star Lucas Torreira is reportedly AC Milan’s top transfer target (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour has claimed that Arsenal may be powerless to prevent Lucas Torreira from leaving the club this summer.Torreira completed a £26million move from Sampdoria last summer and the 23-year-old had a promising debut season at the Emirates, making 50 appearances in all competitions.However, Torreira admitted earlier this month that he’s struggled to settle into life in England and AC Milan are looking to lure the midfielder to the San Siro.It’s understood Milan’s new manager, Marco Giampaolo, has identified Torreira as his ‘dream’ signing after working with the Uruguayan at Sampdoria.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal legend Parlour believes Unai Emery will hold discussions with Torreira over his future, with the club reportedly preparing for a bidding war in the coming weeks.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The players have got all the power these days, I must admit,’ Parlour told The Daily Star.‘I think that sometimes the family doesn’t settle, but we’ll have to see with that situation. Parlour believes Emery will sit down and talk with Torreira (Picture: Getty)Parlour believes Arsenal have a ‘dilemma’ on their hands if Torreira does attempt to force his way back to Italy this summer.‘Sometimes if they want to go and leave there’s not a lot you can do about it,’ Parlour added.‘You want them to stay, but if they’re not happy the performances on the pitch won’t be as good as they should be.‘It’s another dilemma for Arsenal. You want people who really want play for the club and do their best.’MORE: Christian Pulisic offers to cut short summer break to make instant Chelsea impact Commentcenter_img Torreira has struggled to adapt to life in England (Picture: Getty)‘He’s a good little player, but he felt the pace towards the end of the season and dropped off a little bit.‘He had a really good start to his Arsenal career and looked a really lively character, which we’ve been lacking.‘But again, as a manager and club, you’ll sit down and find out why he’s not enjoying it.’ Advertisement Ray Parlour speaks out as Arsenal prepare for Lucas Torreira bidding warlast_img read more

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Rio Ferdinand defends Neal Maupay as injured Bernd Leno blasts Brighton striker

first_img Comment Advertisement Bernd Leno was screaming in pain after landing awkwardly (AFP via Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s a contact sport. Its a foul but it’s not malicious and it’s not with excessive force, come on.‘It’s a very unfortunate very nasty injury and obviously Leno will be distraught he’s been ever-present for Arsenal.‘It’s difficult… I think Maupay will be sitting there and thinking, ‘wow, maybe I didn’t need to go in for that’. Bernd Leno confronted Neal Maupay as he is stretchered off the pitch (PA)‘But this is a contact sport. You need to try and jostle get an advantage here of there try and ease him out the box.‘Yes he got injured but he didn’t go in there with the intentions I don’t believe, if I’m a player and I’m playing for Brighton I want my striker doing that.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Bernd Leno landed awkwardly on his right knee(AP) Bernd Leno was furious with Neal Maupay after he was stretchered off with an injury (AP)Rio Ferdinand has defended Neal Maupay after the Brighton striker’s challenge led to a nasty injury for Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.The German goalkeeper was forced to leave the field on a stretcher in the first half of Arsenal’s clash with Brighton on Saturday after he landed awkwardly on his right knee.Moments before he hit the ground, Maupay bumped into Leno, which put the Arsenal goalkeeper off balance as he caught the ball in mid-air.As he was carried off the field on the stretcher, a visibly angry Leno confronted Maupay and appeared to be unhappy with the Brighton striker’s challenge for the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut despite Leno’s fury, Ferdinand has defended Maupay over his challenge.‘You can’t blame Maupay for that, he would have felt worse in training or even in the warm-up,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 4:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link270Shares Rio Ferdinand defends Neal Maupay as injured Bernd Leno blasts Brighton strikerlast_img read more

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Dominican reggae artiste Aima Moses releases mixtape

first_img[youtube]http://youtu.be/Cj8YzUje8HI[/youtube]Press Release Tweet Sharing is caring! Mixtape guru DJ Kenny who has produced mix tapes for a long list of heavyweights drawn from the reggae and dancehall genres, has teamed with rising Dominican reggae artiste Aima Moses for the artiste’s mix tape project.The project titled Donsome Records Presents: Aima Moses Jah We Need You Mixtape,was mixed by DJ Kenny and produced by Donsome Records CEO Adrian Hanson.In a release to the media, Moses explained that the reception to the project has so far exceeded his expectations.“Thereception has been splendid. This is my first mix tape so I am really humbled and appreciative of the response and support of the fans and supporters of mymusic”, said Moses.With the release of the project, the singer says he hopes to get his music out to a wider audience.“Wehope to spread the music around by doing so, the fans can get familiar with the work that I have been doing over the past year. This is also good vehicle to reach out to those who have not heard the work of Aima Moses. Donsome Records has been doing some good work with this project. Just expect to receive greater works with bigger and better productions in the near future”, said Moses.For his part, Donsome Records’ Adrian Hanson reasoned why the decision to release a mix tape at this time for the up and coming artiste.“When I discovered Aima Moses, I could not believe the amount of good quality songs this unknown talent had written and recorded. I decided to launch his career with a mixtape so that the public could get a taste of what he has to offer”,said Hanson.The mix tape contains 25 tracks and is available for free download. Due to the overwhelming response to the product, physical copies will be supplied to meet the demand.DJ Kenny explained that there weren’t any challenges in injecting his talent into the project.“It wasn’t that hard making the mix seeing that the artiste is very talented, I myself liked most of the tracks, so it wasn’t so hard making the mix. Listening to each track, I was really impressed”,said Kenny.DJ Kenny has worked on projects including Elephant Man ‘Nuh Dirt’ 2012 mix tape; I Octane ‘Love Di Vibes 2012 Mix tape, T.O.K Friends for Life’ Mix tape 2012,Future Fambo ‘I’m Drinking’ Mixtape; and The Destiny by T’Nez.His annual mix tapes which have kept him in demand include Gangsta Dancehall Mix’, Eva Hype Dancehall Mix, Selection Dancehall Mix, and World Peace Reggae Mix. 49 Views   no discussions Share EntertainmentLocalNews Dominican reggae artiste Aima Moses releases mixtape by: – July 18, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

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Thomas Alfred Hoff – Brookville

first_imgThomas Alfred Hoff, of Brookville, was born on August 28, 1935 in Bath, Indiana, the son of John A. and Mary Bischoff Hoff.  He served his country with the United States Navy and the National Guard.  Thomas married Regina Ann Fehlinger on August 6, 1960 at St. Michael Church in Brookville.  Thomas was a lifetime farmer and worked at Wal-Mart in Oxford, Ohio.  He was a member of St. Michael Church and the Brookville Knights of Columbus Council #1010.  Thomas will be remembered for his generous caring demeanor, his jokester attitude and giving his grandchildren nicknames – which earned him the title of “Silly Goofy Grandpa.”  On Monday, May 8, 2017, at the age of 81, he passed away at McCullough Hyde Health in Oxford, Ohio. Those surviving who will cherish Tom’s memory include his wife of over 56 years, Regina Hoff; children, Mary Elaine Hoff of Nashville, TN, Edward John (Laura) of Fairborn, OH, Anne Marie Hoff (John L. Freidline) of Las Vegas, NV, Donald Carl Hoff of Chicago, IL, Joseph Thomas (Candice) Hoff of Mendon, MA, Timothy Paul (Amy) Hoff of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Fatima Badreddine, Ali Badreddine (Yasha Sharma), Zachary Badreddine, Benjamin Hoff, Alexander Hoff, Lindsey Hoff, Chloe Hoff, Emma Hoff, Gavin Hoff, Rowan Hoff, and Piper Hoff; a sister, Rosemary Audritsch of Carmel; and a brother, David (Carolyn) Hoff of Brookville.  He will also be missed by his Wal-Mart harem.   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Margaret Morin, Mildred Lang, Edwin Hoff, Leo Hoff and Carl Hoff. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Rosary will be recited at 3:15.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. John Kamwendo officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery.center_img Memorial donations can be directed to the American Heart Association, St. Michael School, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, or to the Covenant House in Houston, TX.   To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger is honored to care for the family of Thomas Hoff.last_img read more

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