His love for his community showed by his service as a past president of Oneonta Rotary. While in Rotary he received the Paul Harris Award. Additionally, he served on the Boards of the YMCA, Oneonta Historical Society, Oneonta Country Club, County Youth Board, and was a member of the Eastern Winter Sports Representatives Association and the Oneonta Elks Club.
Edi and Ingrid enjoyed traveling, playing golf and cards with their dear friends. His most treasured gift was spending time with his grandchildren. Pop-Pop was a big part of their lives _ he would never miss a game, concert, or recital but most importantly just enjoyed spending time with them everyday.
Edi is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ingrid Hofbauer of Oneonta; his lovely daughters, Monika Hofbauer-Baldwin and husband Perry Baldwin of Orlando, Fla., Heidi Hofbauer-Buzzy and husband Brett Buzzy of Oneonta; his beloved grandchildren, Mickaela (12), Anika (9), Dakoda (8) and Nikoala Buzzy (2) of Oneonta, and Jenna (20) and Serena Baldwin (17) of Orlando, Fla. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Riedmair of Phaffenhofen, Germany.
Friends may call at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at which time the family will be in attendance.
A service to celebrate his life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the First United Methodist
Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Teressa Sivers, officiating.
Ed’s family has requested that flowers be omitted and the following organizations be considered for contributions in his memory: Alpine Ski Hut Scholarship Fund, made payable to the Oneonta
City School District, 31 Center St., Oneonta, NY 13820; or the Oneonta Rotary Fund, for the Student Exchange Program, P.O. Box 1122, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.