Kurtchild Joseph Hoffstadt of Oreland, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. He was 99. Born on July 1, 1915 in Easton, Pa., Kurt was the son of Richard and Sophie (Benetz) Hoffstadt, originally of Germany. He was employed for many years as a model maker for Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys) after serving as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Germany and France during the Second World War. Kurt played clarinet and violin in a combo band, but mastered many instruments--sharing his love of music with his family. With his technical skills, he was known for being able to fix or invent anything the family needed, and also applied his scientific approach to baking the perfect loaf of bread. Always seeking to learn, he taught himself computer programming at age 80. He was also an avid photographer and interested in astronomy. Kurt is survived by his sisters, Beneta C. Sands and Brunhilde R. Durbec; his nephews, Richard T. Sands and Dennis P. Sands; and his niece, Rose A. Sands. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Holy Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, 120 Allison Rd., Oreland. Viewing will be at 10 a.m., Mass at 11:15 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.