Known to all those who loved him as “Scott” he was born on November 29, 1950 in Salisbury, NC. He was the son of Nancy Webb Hoffman and Commander Burton Hoffman.
He graduated in 1972 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and went on to Graduate Study at George Washington University, Washington, DC.
A talented singer, he formed a jazz band during his college years. Known as the “John Scott Hoffman and the Light Fantastic” they toured the U.S. and were entertainers on Carnival Cruise Ships.
He then enlisted in the Navy and attended Naval Fighter Weapons School “Top Gun” NAS, Miramar CA and Naval Aviation Officer Safety School, Monterey, CA.
He served in the Navy for 20 years becoming a
Commanding/Executive Officer of the FA-18 Strike Fighter Squadron 37 “The Bulls”.
He married Toni, the love of his life in 1992 and they had two wonderful sons.
After retiring from the Navy, he was hired by United Airlines and became an A320 Captain where he was selected as a “United 100 Recipient” for exceptional performance and leadership.
He retired from United and was most recently employed as a flight instructor for JetBlue University in Orlando.
He was a man of great faith, attending church regularly and donating his time to many charitable organizations.
He is survived by his loving wife Toni and sons, John Scott Hoffman Jr. and Andrew Elliott, three sisters, Cynthia Broome, Beth Klusty and Jane Banister as well as several nieces and nephews.
Interment of ashes will follow in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL.
Thank you all for the wonderful memories of Scott. We will treasure them always.
Love, The Hoffmans.
Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd. Oviedo, Florida 32765 407-366-8999. Please view and sign the guestbook at www.baldwinfairchildoviedo.com