Paula Jean Samay Hoffower, 70, devoted teacher

Paula Jean Samay Hoffower
Paula Jean Samay Hoffower

Paula Jean Samay Hoffower, 70, of Virginia Beach, was received into her heavenly home Saturday, July 27, 2019.

She was born Sept. 5, 1948, to Paul W. Samay and Joan P. Samay, both deceased. Paula was surrounded in love at her passing by her husband of 48 years, Jim, and family.

Paula cherished her family and many friends made throughout her life. She never turned away from making friends from strangers. A highly devoted teacher, she taught second grade early in her career; English as a Second Language while in Japan; and numerous craft classes to her friends everywhere. Her love for volunteering was highlighted through her service at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church food pantry in Chesapeake.

In addition to her devoted husband, Paula is survived by her two daughters, Kristen Delozier (John) of Virginia Beach and Diane Bandholz (Paul) of Poolesville, Maryland; and son, Brian Hoffower (Skylar) of Round Rock, Texas. Her six grandchildren include Brooke Delozier, Logan Roadcap, Teagan and Cassidy Bandholz and Riley and Kaia Hoffower. Her surviving siblings include Fred Samay (Debbie), Tina Wise (Sam), Greg Samay (Denise) and Doris Sheldon (Bob).

The family expresses sincere appreciation to the superior services received from the staff of Intrepid USA Hospice, especially to Susan Peters and Gracey Dise. They would also like to recognize the compassionate care received from Comfort Keepers and heartfelt gratitude for their wonderful neighbors and church family for all their love and support during Paula’s illness.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Community United Methodist Church, 1072 Old Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach. A reception will follow in the church Social Hall. Interment will be held in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at Hampton Roads, Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the National Brain Tumor Society or church of your choosing.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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