By Nicole Hamilton
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Arthur Hoffheimer Jr. led a life of service. As a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, and earned a number of citations including two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained in combat.
As a civilian, he was just as dedicated.
He not only managed the family business, Buckeye Products Co., but also served as a volunteer for institutions representing the needs of youth and the elderly.
Mr. Hoffheimer died Wednesday at North Broward Medical Center Hospice in Broward County, Fla., of Alzheimer's disease. The longtime Mount Adams resident was 81.
"He had a very good sense of humor - not in the telling jokes kind of way - he was just very warm," said his son, Jim Hoffheimer of Coral Springs, Fla. "He had a lot of friends. He was a very giving person."
Known to most as "Bud" or "Buddy," Mr. Hoffheimer was raised in Avondale.
He graduated from Walnut Hills High School and, about a year later, joined the Army.
After the war, Mr. Hoffheimer returned to Cincinnati, where he met and married his wife of 55 years, Minette Goldsmith.
Mr. Hoffheimer spent most of his career at Buckeye Products, a company that provided supplies to the foundry and metal finishing industries.
He served as president of Camp Livingston, a summer camp in Indiana for underprivileged children, and was president of Glenn Manor Nursing Home.
He also was on the board of Rockdale Temple, and was a founding member of the Valley Temple.
An avid golfer, he was past president of Losantiville Country Club.
In 1990, he and his wife began dividing their time between a home in Mount Adams and a home in Boca Raton, Fla. Other survivors include three other sons, Craig of Finneytown, Roger of Los Angeles and Mark of San Francisco; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be 12-1 p.m. today at Weil Funeral Home, 8350 Cornell Road, Symmes Township. Services will follow.
Burial will be in United Jewish Cemetery in Walnut Hills.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, 45203, or to Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
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