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(Age 76)  

Of Washington, DC passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born February 1, 1938 in Gloversville, NY, the daughter of Edward and Camilla Wood. She was a 1956 graduate of Gloversville High School and 1960 graduate of Radcliffe College. After earning a Master's degree in history and secondary education from Yale University in 1961, she taught American history at high schools in Stamford, CT and Eastchester, NY. In 1965, she moved to Washington, DC to work at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and then as a private educational consultant. She provided financial planning services to the elderly and served on the boards of Georgetown Day School and Iona Senior Services. Mary was generous, spirited and funny, passionate about current affairs, and a friend to underdogs everywhere. She was active at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, where she volunteered for the homeless and served as a deacon. She enjoyed cooking, playing the piano and organ, and traveling, and she was an avid gardener who especially loved her daffodils.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Lydia Stewart Hoff Kris (Gary Scott Kris) of White Plains, NY; a son, Derek Seabury Hoff (Jeanine Kelly Stefanucci) of Salt Lake City, UT; and two grandsons, Owen Stewart Kris and Milo Scott Kris.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 31, 2014, 10 a.m. at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. Funeral will be Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1 p.m. at Mayfield Presbyterian Church, Mayfield, NY. Burial to follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gloversville High School (Mary Louise Wood Hoff Memorial Fund), Habitat for Humanity and/or Heifer International.

Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 23, 2014
Mary Louise Wood Hoff
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