Robert Hoffman Obituary, Death – On February 6, 2023, Robert “Hoff” Hoffman, who was 76 years old, passed away. Hoff was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 27, 1946, to Herbie and Anni Hoffman. From the age of 5 until he was 25, Hoff lived in New York City. After completing his studies at New York Law School, he went on to work for the public defense system. After finishing his career as a vice president of AARP in Washington, D.C. for 25 years, he maintained his work for the organization as a volunteer for another seven years after retiring from that position.
He resided in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, District of Columbia, and was actively involved in a wide variety of community service activities during his time there. He had a passion for sports of all kinds, especially soccer, which he participated in, coached, and watched. He had a lot of fun with his dogs, Morgan and Chance, and the three of them together made a lot of memories. He was a member of both Temple Rodef Shalom in Arlington, Virginia, and the Jewish Renewal group Minyan Oneg Shabbat in Washington, District of Columbia.
He was a guide at Congressional Cemetery, a square dance caller, he offered historic tours of Washington, D.C., and he developed classes on how to properly arrange for the end of one’s life. He had quite the collection of harmonica cases, which he enjoyed showing off in and around Washington, District of Columbia, as well as at the Burlington Farmers Market in Vermont. Hoff’s wife, Dianne Modell, as well as his sister Caren (Tudy), sons Elias (Amanda) and Josh (Anna), grandchildren Ethan, Remy, and Judah, and stepchildren Dmitri, Sol, Nessa, Zev, and Abe, survive him.
He will be remembered as a vivacious and loving father, husband, and grandfather, as well as for his quick wit, his love of magic, and his devotion to the community. He will also be remembered for his commitment to the community. His vivacious personality continues to live on, and you can observe it in its full glory at hoffharmonica.com/end of life. On Sunday, July 23, at 1 p.m., a gathering to celebrate the life of the deceased will take place at City Hall Park in Burlington. Everyone is encouraged to come.