Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Frank Beeckman “Doc” Hoefle


Frank Beeckman “Doc” Hoefle, of Haworth, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 19, 2020. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he served on the USS Repose in Vietnam before going into private medical practice at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to the pride he took in helping his patients, he was happy to serve as team ophthalmologist for the New York Mets throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s and always counted the days until spring training began. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, and is survived by his son Frank and daughter-in-law Lauren, his granddaughters Madeline and Samantha, and his beloved cat Cookie. Donations in his memory can be made to the Haworth Library.


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Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To acquire more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.