Melvin (Wes) Hoffman

June 23, 1947 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 72)

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Melvin Wesley “Wes” Hoffman age 72 of Strabane, passed away peacefully at 11:47 pm Wednesday December 4. 2019 at home with his loving family by his side following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 23, 1947 in Canonsburg a son of the late Melvin George and Vesta “Betty” Daffner Hoffman. Wes lived most of his life in Strabane and was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School class of 1965. Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a machinist at Washington Automatic for 30 years, and Washington Rotating. Wes enjoyed classic cars, riding his Harleys and was a gun collector. He loved oldies and country music and was a member of the Canonsburg Sportsmen’s Association. On May 17, 1985 he married Rebecca A. “Becky” Yarkosky, who survives after 34 years of marriage. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his daughters, Christine A. (Donnie) Thompson, Angela M. Crumrine and Tammie Otwell, his beloved granddaughter, Ella M. Thompson, who was his pride and joy, his sister Debra (Joe) Mulshen and several nieces and nephews.

At the request of Wes there will be no pubic visitation or services. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. To view or extend condolences please visit

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