James M. Hoff, 54, of Perkiomenville

James M. Hoff, 54, of Perkiomenville, husband of Carol J. Brusch, passed away on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Born in Quakertown, he was the son of Jean A. (McCarthy) Hoff and the late Milton E. Hoff.

James was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church in Bally. He owned and operated his own business, U. S. Environmental. James graduated from Quakertown High School in 1985 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from Kutztown University in 1989. He was an avid car collector, especially Mustangs and Fords, loved to golf and fish and enjoyed traveling with Carol.

Surviving with his wife and mother are sons Colin J. Hoff, and Kyle M. Hoff; brothers Edward M. Hoff, husband of Bridgette, and Joseph J. Hoff; sisters Patricia A Dewain, and Cynthia L. Mascaro, wife of Anthony. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Along with his father he is predeceased by his brother-in-law Frank Dewain.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 18, 11:00AM at Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 610 Pine Street, Bally. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00AM to 10:30AM at the church. Private burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in James’s name to Montgomery County SPCA 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222 Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222

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Sometimes there are no words to say to one that is grieving in their heart of hearts. Peace love and light to you Carol our long time childhood friend ....... The Boettners

~ John, Tracy, & Jackie Boettner
4/16/2022 8:03:39 PM

Kyle, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I just found out. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Donna Marley Coopersburg, PA
3/24/2022 1:11:39 PM

It is truly heartbreaking to be writing condolences on the loss of this larger than life, ray of sunshine, gentleman. Jim made a point to tell you he loved you, to tell you he adored Carol, to tell you how proud he was of his sons. He held nothing back in regards to showing emotions, in celebrating life, in finding joy in every moment. And he shared it with everyone he met. I had the privilege of singing at Jim and Carol’s wedding. Before the ceremony he came to us to thank us for being there, and he was beaming with joy; thrilled to be surrounded by people he loved, especially his sons, as he married the woman he cherished. He would come up in the middle of a song to say “look at Carol. She’s amazing. I’m the luckiest guy on earth.” Well Jim, anyone who met you was lucky to know you. Your attitude and spirit were infectious and your smile was contagious. You will never be forgotten. Turn it up!!!

~ Kimberly Scheffey Boyertown, PA
3/18/2022 2:12:02 AM

Dear Carol, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers….

~ Jane Alan Bennett
3/17/2022 1:10:33 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I have such great childhood memories spending time with him when we would visit with my grandparents. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!

~ Kim (Kelshaw) Levering
3/15/2022 5:38:13 PM

Dear Carol and the entire Hoff Family, We are so shocked and heartbroken over Jim’s passing. It just seems like God made a mistake in taking him so early in his life, just being married for less than 2 years and on the cusp of his dream in selling his company. Jim was so full of life and we will greatly miss him, his generosity, his laugh and his dynamic personality. Sheila & I have known Jim for over 10 years and have spent many memorable hours with both him and Carol. We were fortunate to have spent a lot of time with him and Carol over the last 3 months, having many dinners together, celebrating New Year’s with them at a hotel in downtown Philadelphia and sharing a week with them in Key West. Looking back when we first met Jim, 10 years ago, although we lived in Las Vegas, we traveled back and forth to see our family in PA on a number of occasions and that’s when we first met Jim. Shortly after that, we purchased a home in PA with a very long driveway. I can remember encountering our first deep winter snow and was caught totally off-guard. I didn’t have a plow service, didn’t own a snow blower and didn’t even have a snow shovel. I remember getting a cup of coffee and looking out the window to try and determine how I was going to solve this problem when all of a sudden, I saw a truck with a plow coming down my driveway. I ran out to see who it was and it was Jim! He had driven 45 minutes because he thought I would be stuck not knowing what to do. This was the type of person Jim was and I have never forgotten that day. You can always judge a person by what they do and what they love. Jim loved people. On every occasion we have gone to dinner with him and Carol, by the time I sat down at the table, Jim had already introduced himself to 3 or 4 people and was just talking away to them. On a recent trip to Key West with Jim & Carol, we were in a restaurant watching a sunset when I heard Jim call out to me from the bar area. Jim had bought drinks for 4 or 5 people and was yelling for me to help him deliver the drinks to those people – people he had just met for the first time. Jim absolutely loved his family and his two boys, Colin & Kyle. On every occasion we got together he was constantly updating us on their latest accomplishments. And Jim loved and adored Carol. On almost outings, we would just be talking and he would just interrupt me to say – “Bob, turn around and look at Carol. Isn’t she beautiful! I am so lucky to have her”. So after hearing the devastating news, I have been constantly wondering why? Why would God take Jim now and the only thing that makes sense to me is that God really wanted Jim in heaven with him because Jim was a spiritual person and sincerely loved God. Even when he was away with us, I can remember Carol telling me that Jim just got up very early and walked to church. I can just picture Jim now walking around heaven, introducing himself to everyone and bragging about his family and Carol and making everyone laugh. So, in my mind, God just saw a need to make everyone in heaven just a little bit happier by calling Jim because that’s what Jim did down here on earth – made everyone just a little bit happier. And I don’t think that a person can have a better tribute to their life than that. Jim, you will always have a permanent place in our hearts and we will all miss you! Bob & Sheila

~ Bob & Sheila
3/15/2022 12:36:58 PM

Dear Gretchen and your boys, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of James. Please let us know if you need anything. You are all in our thoughts and prayers - wishing you peace and healing and comfort at this time. Tina and Luke Verna and family

~ Tina Verna
3/14/2022 4:53:34 PM

My Dearest Friend Carol, Jean, Kyle and Colin, My heart aches at the loss of this wonderful Husband, Father, Son and Friend. I loved his smile, his kindness and his amazing big heart. I have many wonderful memories, sitting on the patio with both of you, enjoying your beautiful property that Jim took such great pride in. My favorite memory was dancing with Jim on the Patio under the moonlight. He is dancing in heaven as we celebrate him. He is a bright light that now shines down upon us. Love to all of you.

3/13/2022 6:15:34 PM

Carol / Jean / Kyle and Colin and family members: Jim and I were more than friends. Jim was the kind of man that inspired everyone he came in contact with. Jim was extremely proud of his two sons that are going to be a positive impact in any profession they choose, as proud of them as any parent could possibly be. A devoted husband with a true love for Carol which he mentioned often. Jim loved his “mom” and enjoyed helping her in any possible thing he could. Jim’s word in business was his bond. That is the true mark of a man. There is a hole in my heart forever as I will never have as true of a friend as Jim the rest of my time on this planet. Jim is now resides in the presence of our Lord. JJ

~ Jim (JJ) Joyner Midlothian, VA
3/13/2022 12:06:42 PM

Carol, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I know how happy he made you. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. Prayers and love.

~ Michelle Walsky
3/11/2022 8:46:20 PM

Carol, sometimes there are no words. My heart breaks for you. Jim put a smile on your face and in your heart that we could all see. He will surely be missed. May he rest in peace and may you always remember the memories.

~ Marianne Orndorff Deerfield Beach, Fl
3/11/2022 5:26:30 PM

I’m so sorry to hear this and had to sit down when I heard this. My sincere condolences go out to the entire Hoff family. So many memories growing up looking up to my older cousin. Jimmy will be missed

~ Patrick McCarthy Mount Laurel, NJ
3/10/2022 9:18:44 PM

My Heartfelt Condolences to you Carol and his Family and Friends.

~ Wendy Eshbach
3/9/2022 5:16:47 PM

Jim was an amazing person and when I reflect on my private friendship with him I wonder how many others he also lifted up. I regret not being in more touch over the period of the pandemic, never imagining I won't get to see him again. Jim was always willing to make time for me in his very busy schedule over countless breakfast or lunch meetings, often times going out of his way for miles to make it work. Jim's love for Carol was the kind that never seemed to get old and he loved to talk about their travels together which mostly seemed to be to romantic places. He adored his boys and bragged about them endlessly. I will miss his smiling face.

~ Bill Lee New Hope, PA
3/9/2022 11:00:11 AM

Dear Carol and the entire Hoff family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will be praying for you as you travel through the pain. I pray your joyful memories of Jim hug your hearts and comfort you when you need it most.

~ Sharon Deloughery Nihart
3/8/2022 9:24:52 PM

Craig and I are deeply saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. Craig had spoke with him the day before. Life is so fragile. We are praying for Jim’s loved ones. He talked about his boys and love for Carol often, He was a bright light and will be sorely missed. We hope you find comfort and joy in your many wonderful memories.

~ Dani New Braunfels, TX
3/8/2022 8:15:37 PM

I'm so,so sorry Carol...prayers you can find peace at this most difficult time...and my thoughts are with you and your family

~ Michelle Pereni
3/8/2022 7:34:40 PM

I am so sorry for the typo I meant Jim

~ Melvin Hamilton
3/8/2022 7:27:21 PM

John was a good employer is a real good guy my car got hit in a parking lot and he got it fixed for me and we was talking about it Monday morning so sad to see him go

~ Melvin Hamilton Parkesburg, Pa
3/8/2022 7:23:46 PM

Carol, I’m so sad to hear the news of Jim’s passing. He had so much more life to live with you. It’s not fair. I’m so sorry. Hugs to you!!

~ Brenda Petri
3/8/2022 6:58:43 PM

May dearest sister Carol , Jean, Kyle, Collin and the rest of the family, our sincerest sympathies to all of you. All of our hearts are broken at the loss of Jim. He will be missed so much, our lives will never be the same. Jim, we will always keep your close in our hearts, always and forever.

~ Renee and John Miller
3/8/2022 6:56:44 PM

My sincere condolences to your family. I went to school with Jim for 9 years. Good memories.

~ Jay Anderson
3/7/2022 7:30:42 PM

My sincere condolences to the family. Jim was a great person to work for and will truly be missed. It was a pleasure to work for Jim and I appreciate all that he has done.

~ Tim Wilson Ridley Park, PA
3/7/2022 7:47:54 AM

With great shock over this news, my sincere condolences on Jim's passing.

~ Steve Ohrwaschel COATESVILLE, PA
3/7/2022 6:07:39 AM

Jim and I go way back. I worked with him with waste conversion and have been friends for many years. So sad about his passing. He will be missed

~ Donna Ronnan Perkiomenville, PA
3/6/2022 5:46:46 PM

To the entire Hoff family, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your son, husband, father, and friend. May loving memories of him provide some comfort during this sad and difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Jane Andrews

~ Jane Andrews
3/6/2022 10:07:59 AM