JUDITH HOFFBERGER

 

JUDITH HOFFBERGER  

In the early morning hours of September 26, 2012 Judith Rosenberg Hoffberger, 80, passed away after a long, courageous struggle with illness. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Stanley, and her sons Jeffrey and Russell and his wife Helen.
Judith, daughter of Henry A. and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg, was born in Baltimore and graduated from The Park School and The Peabody Institute of Music. She graduated from Bennington College in Vermont in 1954 and lived in Bethesda, MD with her husband for 22 years, then moving to Houston, TX and Aspen, CO.
Judith was active in cultural, business and charitable activities having served on the Boards of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Bennington College and The Henry A. and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation. She founded a Family Foundation to support Jewish charities and to combat the abuse and neglect of animals. Above all, she was interested in other people, always genuinely concerned about their wellbeing and ready to offer a helping hand. This was especially so where it involved her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She was lively, intelligent, determined and an excellent judge of character.
She especially loved living in her log home in the mountains enjoying all the outdoor and cultural activities. She felt a spiritual kinship with their natural beauty.
She is survived by her husband. Stanley, her sons Russell and Jeffrey, her brother Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr of Baltimore and her grandchildren Valerie Cote, David, Chrissy, James, Simon and Jody Hoffberger.
Services will be held at Houston Jewish Funerals located at 5455 Dashwood Street, Bellaire at 2 p.m. Friday, September 28. The family will be at home at 1100 Uptown Park Blvd, #52 Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Please omit flowers.



Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 3, 2012