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1933 Robert 2017

Robert Hoffman

May 2, 1933 — April 6, 2017

Robert ‘Bob/Bobby’ Hoffman was a native Oregonian that lived most of his life in Portland, Gresham and Beaverton. He graduated from Benson High School.

His parents were George E. Hoffman and Alma K. Hagen. He was the youngest of 9 children. In 1952 he married Betty Gilbertson and later in 1972 he married Lena Toda. Both have preceded him in death.

Robert worked for Nabisco in his early years and then started his own successful business Hoffman Homes. He was the owner of Hoffman Homes until his retirement in 1990. At one time or another all of his son’s worked for him usually starting at a young age. He also helped many others discover the art of craftsmanship in building. From the mid-1980’s until 2004 he resided in Manzanita, Oregon where he owned the San Dune Motel.

After his retirement, he discovered the art of traveling and spent  time in sun-kissed warm Mexico as well as Germany and France. His brother Roland is buried at Henri-Chapell Cemetery in Belgium which he also visited. He had the life goal of traveling around the World and would plan it while sitting in front of his kitchen window looking at his wonderful view of Mt. Hood. He loved to play poker, and while living in Manzanita owned a boat. He would frequently be found crabbing or fishing Nehalem Bay..

Bob was a determined, outgoing, energetic man that never met a stranger.

Bob will continue to live on in his children Donna Hoffman; Linda Hilbert (Jerry); Tom (Shellaine); Roland Hoffman; Mark Akita (Alisha); Step children Carol Harmon (Charlie); and Toni Busse (Barry). Bob had 14 grandchildren and 5 great granddaughters.

A service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Rose City Funeral Home at 5625 NE Fremont Street, Portland starting at 10:00 am. After the service there he will be interred at the Crescent Grove Cemetery at 9925 SW Greenburg Road in Tigard. All are invited to follow if they wish. In lieu of flowers please pay it forward  to a charity of your choice in Bob’s name.

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