Leslie Hoffmann

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Leslie Hoffmann

July 01, 1921 - November 05, 2018

Leslie Hoffmann of Richmond passed away at home on Monday, November 5, 2018.
He was born July 1, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Louis and Erma (Guzits) Hoffmann. He graduated from University of Kentucky and held a Master's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
Mr. Hoffmann was a 33 year employee of IBM in Lexington. He retired as an Engineer-Scientist, and had an article published in the Tool Engineer Handbook. Mr. Hoffmann served in the U. S. Air Force and the U. S. Marine Corp.
He was a long-time member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Richmond. He was an active member of Gideon's International for almost 50 years.
In his youth, Mr. Hoffmann was a gifted musician. He studied under Leonard Rose, named one of the top thirteen cellist in the world. When he was thirteen years old, he was offered scholarships to both Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. As a teenager, he played in the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Jacqueline Lane Hoffmann of Richmond; two sons, Robert Hayes Hoffmann of Florida and Ian Keith Hoffmann of Lexington, KY; one daughter, Sharon Thomas of Fairless, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Carolyn Gilbert of Buffalo, New York and Betty Dresher of Fox Clift, North Carolina. Mr. Hoffmann also had several grandchildren. Mr. Hoffmann's son, Craig Louis Hoffmann, preceded him in death.
Funeral service for Mr. Hoffmann will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. James Dodson of Greenwood, Indiana will be officiating. Private burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.
Flowers are appreciated, and memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon's International, P. O. Box 541, Richmond, KY 40476.
Published on November 7, 2018
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