Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
1920 — 2021
-CUYAHOGA FALLS Katie Hoffman, 100, of Cuyahoga Falls, died on May 11 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Akron on July 11, 1920. At the age of 3, her parents returned to the old country, to Gasinci, Yugoslavia. There she grew up, married and had 2 children. Her husband was killed during WWII in 1943 and she fled with her mother and children to Austria. Katie and her children lived in a refugee camp in Linz, Austria, for 8 years. She returned to the U.S. and Akron at the age of 31 and moved to the popular German neighborhood of Firestone Park. She worked hard to raise and support her children, alternating shifts of work with her mother and sister, who lived...