1360 Hamilton St
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (732) 545-0700
Anton Hoeflinger
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Smink Family
"Uncle Tony you have been a special part of our families lives and you will be gr"
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Cindy Saul Sarnucki
"God Bless. Rest in Peace"
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Jeanelle Deshotel Panek
"What a charming, athletic and loving man. Tony welcomed all with his beautiful s"
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Jennifer Potts (Smoliga) and family
"We were so sorry to see you pass but know we will meter again one day. You were "
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Maira Hernandez-Kinloch
"May you rest in peace."
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Condolence From: Chuck Case
Condolence: Mr. Hoeflinger was my 5th grade teacher back on 1967. He was one of the most influential teachers in my life. His love of American history rubbed off on me. I remember Tony had traveled by motorcycle to many of the National Parks with his Dad the summer before. He was a Beatle fan and guided me away from The Monkees. Several times during the year he would have a pushup contest among boys in class. He would then try to out do the top three combined. We finally beat him when we reached 60. Tony did 57 pushups. He did not like to lose. He was so wonderful and supportive of me...especially with football. I just so that he had passed away when I did a name search. I wish I could have seen him before he passed away to thank him for being a great teacher.
Friday April 05, 2019
Condolence From: Danni Williams
Condolence: Our Sincerest Condolences to The Hoeflinger Family,
May you find comfort in the promises God (Psalms 83:18) gives us for the future.
He will soon end all reasons for distress, even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:4)
Also, He will reunite us with our loved ones. (John 5:28,29)
May the God of all comfort be with you and your family now and always.
Very truly yours,
The Williams Family
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Condolence From: Suzan Atatimur
Condolence: I was so sad to learn of the passing of Mr. Hoeflinger. He was a wonderful educator and always kind and encouraging to his students. While I did not directly have Mr. Hoeflinger as my teacher, he had an impact on me as a sixth grader participating in the week at Stokes State Forest. I learned how to canoe and most of all I remember his kindness and encouragement when I struggle to climb the rock during a rock climbing course. Thank you for being there Mr. Hoeflinger.

I also speak for my late sister Sara Atatimur, who was blessed by his teaching and impacted her knowledge greatly. On behalf of my family the Atatimurs, to you Mrs. Eleanor Hoeflinger -- also an amazing educator and to your children and grandchildren--thank you for being the wonderful person that was a kind light to so many generations of children.
Sunday October 28, 2018
Condolence From: Lydia Wityk
Condolence: I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Mr. Hoeflinger. He was, by far, my favorite/best teacher. I thought often how nice it would be to bump into him and tell him want a positive impact he had on my life. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I was lucky to have him in 5th grade and then keep in touch through my high school years as I took care of Galen and Beth at Jumping Stone. There I witnessed a great teacher turned great father. Mrs. Hoeflinger, Galen, Beth and your families, my sincerest sympathies. How lucky you are to have had him as your husband, father, grandfather. May he rest in peace.
Saturday October 27, 2018
Condolence From: Patricia Wandzilak Saro
Condolence: As a first year teacher at Hillcrest School in 1970, I quickly identified Tony as a teacher to emulate. Tony taught me many things,including how to ride a motorcycle.

Tony had the respect of students,fellow educators and administration. He had a quiet strength when dealing with others. I will always be honored to call him my friend.

My husband Bill and I send our deepest sympathies to Ellie,Galen,Beth and their families. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. The world was indeed a better place with him in it.
Saturday October 27, 2018
Condolence From: Cheryl Harris-Wallace
Condolence: Our condolences to Mrs. Hoeflinger and family. Praying for your comfort and strength during this time. A true power couple and blessing to us that attended Hillcrest. Hugs to you! Love Cheryl & family.
Thursday October 25, 2018
Condolence From: Jane Mandel
Condolence: So sorry for your loss. Mr. Hoeflinger was a great teacher and had such an impact on so many of the children he taught. He was a teacher that his students spoke highly and fondly. May the happy memories you shared help you through this sad time.
Thursday October 25, 2018
Condolence From: Tullio Nieman
Condolence: I have spent the 24 hours contacting as many of Mr. Hoeflinger's students from his first teaching year at Franklin Park School in 1964-65. All of them were stunned by his passing. He was a great teacher, athlete and human being! He and my brother (also named Tony) were both starting their teaching career at the same time. He brought out the best in his students. I saw a couple of students who had always been kind of shy and academically challenged blossom under this new first year teacher. I stayed in touch with him for many years after that. We shared our interests in Basketball, the New York Rangers, and football. He and Eleanor played a big part of my life and I was lucky enough to visit them many times on Hilltop Lane. They always made me feel welcome! Hundreds of students are feeling his loss today
Thursday October 25, 2018
Condolence From: Edward Mus
Condolence: Dear Mrs. Hoeflinger and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Mr Hoefligher was one of a kind. A great teacher and a wonderful person.
Wednesday October 24, 2018
Condolence From: Meredyth (Pepper) Davis
Condolence: Dear Mrs. Hoeflinger and family, I want to thank you and Mr. H for being such a wonderful team, both professionally and personally. There aren't many elementary teachers that leave a lasting impression on a child, one that lasts long into adulthood. I have very distinct memories of the deep love you both had for me, as an individual. The way your eyes spoke to me gave me encouragement and let me know that you saw me, saw my heart, valued me, and that I had worth. Those tween years were difficult, and I felt safe in your classrooms. Safe to be myself and grow beyond my insecurities. You didn't need to use words. In fact, I don't remember any of your words. Just your eyes, your actions, and your unconditional love. I pray that in your time of profound grief you will know that your lives had meaning and impact beyond what you will ever know. That his life was not wasted. That he fulfilled his purpose. My life was impacted and shaped because of his service. Just yesterday, I tied my teen boy's tie because of Mr. H's well-known tie tying contest (which I won, even though I was a tiny, insecure 10-year old girl). The lessons I learned were numerous, but most importantly, significant. May you know the peace of the Lord while you celebrate a life that was poured out for so many, yet seemed so personal at the time. Thank you for sharing him with us all.
Wednesday October 24, 2018