Malcolm D. "Bud" Hoff, a Uniontown dairy farmer, died Thursday at his Carroll County farm from injuries he suffered when he fell while climbing a silo. He was 57.
Mr. Hoff, who bought Mal-lene Farm soon after he married in 1957, came from a family of Carroll County cattle farmers extending back several generations. He was a cattle dealer for about the first 10 years he ran the farm.
He was an active member of the Jerusalem Lutheran Church near Westminster, where he was a member of the church council and the choir and was president of the joint council with the North Carroll Lutheran Parish at the time of his death. Earlier, he was church treasurer for 10 years.
Mr. Hoff was a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau and past president of Progressive Farmers. He also was a former member of the Carroll County 4-H Club, the Future Farmers of America and the Agriculture Center Board.
He was an active member of the Westminster Elks Lodge No. 2277. He was named Elk of the Year in 1986.
Mr. Hoff was born near New Windsor in 1935 and spent all 12 years of his schooling at the New Windsor School, which is now the New Windsor Middle School.
Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church.
Mr. Hoff is survived by his wife, the former Arlene Beall; four sons, Jeffrey Hoff of Taneytown, Bruce Hoff of Uniontown, Brian Hoff of Westminster and David Hoff of Libertytown; his mother, Miriam Kroh Hoff of Westminster; a sister, Shirley Hoff of Westminster; two brothers, Marlin Hoff and Samuel Hoff, both of New Windsor; and three grandchildren.
The family suggested donations to the Malcolm D. Hoff Memorial Fund at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 1372 Bachmans Valley Road, Westminster, 21158.