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Richard Lee Hoffman

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June 3, 1926 - August 5, 2015 Richard L. Hoffman of Los Angeles died peacefully on August 5, 2015. Born in Los Angeles on June 3, 1926, he attended Los Angeles High School, graduating in 1944. He joined the United States Navy as a radio technician in the Pacific theater and was discharged in 1946. He met his wife, Evelyn, at Stanford University from which he graduated with an Engineering degree in 1950. They wed in San Mateo, CA, in 1952 and moved to Los Angeles. Richard went to work for his father at the Hoffman Candy Company, eventually taking over and serving as president for most of his adult life. Known as 'Dick' or 'Hoffy' to friends, Richard was a boxer and gymnast in college and, for the bulk of his long life, an avid golfer and member of Wilshire Country Club, where he was a two-time champion of the Norman Macbeth Invitational. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and four children: Jennifer Essen, Craig Hoffman, Thomas Hoffman, Martha Kauffman, and 7 grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2015
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