Constance Chappel Hoffman ’71 (English), 68, of Youngsville, PA, passed away on September 28 , 2017 at Hospice House in Warren, PA after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born March 11, 1949 in Warren, PA, daughter of the late Noyd and Dorothy Chappel. Constance resided most of her life in Warren County and was a 1967 graduate of Youngsville High School and a 1971 graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Constance was an English teacher at Youngsville High School before leaving this position to be a stay-at-home mom, raising her three children. In 2009 she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies. Constance was currently serving as vice-president of the Library Board of the Youngsville Public Library. She also had a true passion for her family, her horses and her dogs, especially Jax. Constance was currently employed by Hessel Valley Lutheran Church of Chandlers Valley, PA and Saron Lutheran Church of Youngsville, PA, as the pianist and organist. She was also employed as the secretary of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Youngsville, PA, where she had great compassion for all people and tried to comfort them to the best of her ability by listening to them, praying with them, and attending to their needs. The employment opportunities that brought the most joy to her life were those involving music. She was the pianist and organist at a number of churches during her lifetime – Otterbein United Methodist Church of Pittsfield, PA, Lander United Methodist Church of Lander, PA, First Baptist of Warren, PA, Mission Covenant Church of Sugar Grove, PA, First Presbyterian of Warren, PA, and Bethany United Methodist Church of Harrisonburg, VA. Constance was a believer and supporter of the ideals of Philomel, a local organization created to promote classical and period music as well as fine instruments. Over the years Constance studied with Lillian Swanson, Joan Eighmey, and Bobbie Lange.
Constance is survived by her three children – Sean Hoffman and husband, Justin Watson, of Seattle, WA, Chad Hoffman and wife, Tanya, of Pittsfield, PA, and Nicole Hoffman of Youngsville, PA as well as three grandchildren – Tyler Hoffman and wife, Ashley, and Sadie and Mason Hoffman (children of Chad and Tanya Hoffman). She is also survived by her two sisters, Kathleen Chappel of Pittsfield, PA, and Debra Nelson and brother-in-law, Gary, of Londonderry, NH. Constance is also survived by two nieces, Angela Fallon (Adam) and Marie Lockhart (Howard) of New Hampshire as well as a great nephew, Ryan Fallon, and a great niece, Nora Fallon. She was preceded in death by her parents.