Eileen P. Hofstetter

October 5, 1937July 31, 2021

Eileen P. Hofstetter, 83, of Hummelstown, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Born October 5, 1937, at home in Minersville, PA, she was a daughter of the late John J. Brown and Genevieve B. Brown.

She was a graduate of John Harris High School, Class of 1955 and worked as a Supervisor of the Firearms Identification, Licensing, and Registration Division for the Maryland State Police. After she retired, she returned home to Pennsylvania and worked for a time at the Country Market Nursery in Hummelstown. She loved tending to her many plants and was especially fond of a very special orchid.

Surviving are her son, Eric P. Hofstetter and his wife Deena of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and their children, Kyle Hofstetter, Brian Hofstetter, and Reid Hofstetter; her daughter, Jean Paige Prushinski and her husband Tony of Marriottsville, MD, and their children, Michael Prushinski and David Prushinski; her sister, Jean L. Hallam of Harrisburg, PA; a niece, Patricia Sarno and husband Jeff of Harrisburg; a nephew, James Hallam, Jr. of Spring City, PA; and her numerous friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, James G. Hallam.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the Carroll Drive neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness and support all these years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jean Hallam

August 13, 2021

She was always someone who cared about you , and whom I could always depend upon.
Always a friend and never let me down, my sister.

Tony Prushinski

August 9, 2021

To my Mother in law,
I met you for the first time in the middle of the night. I was working night shift at the time and you wanted to know who was this man dating your daughter that only came out after dark.
I passed that first test and you quickly accepted me with open arms and a big heart. You came to love me as if you had known me your entire life, and I felt it. I am grateful for that.
You became my Mother in law and Grandma H to our children and you were generous with your love for all of us.
It is my prayer that you rest in peace forever.

Paige Prushinski

August 3, 2021

Growing up, I may not have seen or appreciated the hard work, the worry, and the love that goes into being a mother. Nor as a young girl did I understand the challenges you faced.
But as time passed, I eventually learned of just how much you sacrificed. How many hardships and heartaches you experienced and yet somehow found the strength to endure. You were strong.
But I know now. I know how much you did. I know how hard you tried and I know how very much you loved me. I want you to know how truly thankful I am that you were my mom.