Tonawanda News


September 18, 2013

Marianne Zipp Hofheins


Marianne Zipp Hofheins, of Williamsville, died on Saturday, September 7th, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 63. Born in Tonawanda, she graduated from Tonawanda High School in 1968. She received her BA in mathematics from SUNY Albany in 1973.
She began a computer programming career in Buffalo at Computer Task Group (CTG) where she advanced to Technical Service Manager, providing help desk services and custom programming to business clients using CTG's Basic Four Minicomputers. In 1996, along with her husband, Marianne founded ProServe NY Corporation, a software firm specializing in enterprise software serving small to mid-sized businesses in Western New York.  She retired in 2006 upon selling the company. Marianne was an avid tennis player, a frequent walker on our local bike trails, and an enthusiastic reader. She was well-known for her Scrabble parties through which she raised money for the Literacy Volunteers of America. In recent years, she enjoyed traveling with friends to Europe and Aruba.
Survivors include her husband, George; a brother, Paul Zipp; nieces, Carrie Rinard and Sarah Hofheins; a nephew, Alan Rinard; and many friends.
Arrangements by Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home.
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