Roy Euclid Hoffmann Sr.
1927 - 2016
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Roy Euclid Hoffmann Sr. was born on July 8, 1927 and died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 5, 2016 at the age of 88 . Survived by his devoted, loving wife Carol Bourgeois Hoffmann of 59 years , six children; Colleen "Missy" Whittington, Roy Euclid "Chip" Hoffmann, Jr., Christine "Crissy" Margiotta (Mike), Brian S. Hoffmann Sr. (Christy), Randy J. Hoffmann (Dawn) , Kelley J. Hoffmann (Paula), his 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Isabelle Hoffmann Asbury (95 yrs), brother-in-law Lamar Bourgeois, sister-in-laws Diane Bourgeois and Kathleen Barone and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Charles Hoffmann "Poppy" and Ursula Decker Hoffmann "MaMaw", his brother Andrew ""Bubby"" Hoffmann and brother-in-law Lynn Bourgeois. Roy graduated St. Aloysius, 1946. He competed in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was selected All Southern in football, selected to LHSAA Hall of Fame in 2007. He attended Tulane on a football scholarship where a serious knee injury ended his college career. He competed in the Delta Football League(DFL) with the Metairie A.C. and The Dutch O'Neal Shamrocks. He was selected All League 3 years. Entered the US Army and served 3 years in Germany. Upon his discharge he went to work with Gulf Oil and participated LAA sports. He was inducted into the C.A.A. Hall of Fame in 1984. He worked for Browne McHardy Clinic for 30 years as clinic business manager. Roy officiated high school football and basketball for over 25 years. He also competed in senior Olympics and was inducted into the LSOG Hall of Fame in 1997. He was inducted into the N.O.H.S. Hall of Fame in 2012. Our family wishes to thank Lakeside Hospice particularly Maria, Terry, Melvin, Robert and owner Valerie who were our angels on earth, to Phil St Pe' and to our dear friends and family who did so much to help us and to make my dad feel so loved and cared for. You will always be treasured by our family. RIP Roy "Pops" Hoffmann "Our Legend" and may you play ball for all eternity with the Lord in his Kingdom. All are invited to join relatives and friends in a Memorial Mass Celebration at St. Philip Neri Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave in Metairie on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. with a visitation at the church beginning at 10:00A.M till 11:45AM, Words of Remembrance will begin at 11:45AM followed by the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed at

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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Jun. 7 to Jun. 9, 2016.
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June 10, 2016
so sorry for your loss, so wonderful to see that he lived a long, happy & healthy life with his spouse, children and grandchildren.
Rhonda (Oubre) Boudreaux
June 10, 2016
Sending all my love and keeping you all in my thoughts. So sorry for your Mrs. Carol and Hoffmanns
Lisa Bayard
June 9, 2016
Dear Carol and family,

We were so sad to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father. He was always such a gentleman and a wonderful neighbor. He will definitely be missed on York Street. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
The Leche Family
June 9, 2016
Rest in peace my good friend You are my hero To me you are AllPrep Allstate and All American
Rick Trotter
June 9, 2016
Crissy, you and your family are in my prayers.
Deanna Nettles
June 9, 2016
On behalf of the Leadership Board and Staff of the American Lung Association (ALA) please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. We appreciate your remembering the ALA with memorials in Mr. Roy Hoffmann's honor. Please know that any donations further our mission to eradicate lung disease.
American Lung Association
June 9, 2016
We thank you for your service to our country and your contributions to your community. You are a great example.
With appreciation!
Jeanine (Eagle Angels Veterans)
June 9, 2016
I can not find the words to express my sorrow over the loss of Mr. Roy Hoffmann. He was a gentleman, a family man, and a true Christian.

During my time at Archbishop Chapelle, I had the privilege to have have his three granddaughters in attendance--all wonderful girls. This provided me the opportunity to get know Mr. Hoffmann. What an honor for me! One of the greatest experiences I had was to acknowledge him as the LEGEND he truly was at the Chapelle Grandparents' Day.

St. Aloysius and Tulane--it did not get any better than that!

Mr. Roy, you have run the race; you have kept the faith; now go and claim your heavenly prize."Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him."
June 8, 2016
Carol and family, Roy was a great guy. We are both thinking of you all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Bill & Barbara Hoffman
June 8, 2016
Carol and family, Roy was a great guy. We are both thinking of you all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Bill & Barbara Hoffman
June 8, 2016
We will miss you. Prayers to Aunt Carol & family.
All our love Keith, Carol,
Keith Hoffmann
June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016
Roy Hoffmann...easily one of the most gentle and humble people I've ever met. He and my dad played for Gulf Oil in the 50's and wow, what an athlete! But, his athletic acumen pales in comparison to what a GENTLEMAN he was. My prayers to Miss Carol and family. Heaven got a 5 star player and 10 star person. Rest in peace!
Terry Billings
June 8, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times! So sorry for your loss.
Kathy Ledet
June 8, 2016
My Deepest sympathies. Roy was a True Hero, and there was something very special about him. He had a way of putting you at ease when you conversed with him, yet you knew that here was a special being. I played against him for many years in tennis, and never got the better of him. Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics has lost a key building block, as he was one of the "Founding Fathers" of the organization. I recall him being selected to the LHSAA Hall of Fame, and all of the glory associated with that, but I never heard it from him. He was a quiet, unassuming man whose abilities were best demonstrated rather than discussed. His talk was about the greatness of other people. One of his heroes was long-time friend and contemporary Mel Parnell, the legendary Boston Red Sox pitching phenom.
Roy will always be with us in our harts and minds.
Bill Pryor
June 8, 2016
Dear Carol and Family, Pat and I were saddened about Roy's passing. He was a "one of a kind" special person. We were separated by different cities but I always enjoyed our family talks. Loved him and he will be missed.
Edison and Pat
Edison Ricca
June 8, 2016
My heartfelt sympathy to Roy's loving family. I worked with Roy at the City of Kenner. He was such a fine Christian man. The world lost a hero and heaven gained another angel.
Carol Luna
June 8, 2016
Our condolences to Carol, children, grandchildren and all the family who loved Roy and will miss his warm smile and gentle heart. Roy lived his life to the fullest and has always been an inspiration. Cousins Sid and Cheryl Lawton, Englewood, Colorado
June 7, 2016
Sending love, thoughts and prayers!
Brenda Cushing
June 7, 2016
My deepest sympathy to you Kelley and your entire family.
Debbie Teachworth
June 7, 2016
My deepest sympathy to Missy Whittington and to the entire Roy H. Hoffman, Sr. family. Though I did not know him, he sounds like he was one heck of a fellow and you all were lucky to have him. Just as we are lucky to have Missy. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks.
Rolonda Mayer
June 7, 2016
Sorry for your loss Missy. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
Stephanie Turnage
June 7, 2016
My deepest sympathy to you Missy and your family for your loss.
Mary Vastola
June 7, 2016
Roy was one of the finest people I have ever known. What a life well lived! From being a man of faith to being a faithful family man and great friend to my family, words cannot express our appreciation for him. Roy was a marvelous athlete, a terrific official, and a great fan of prep sports. It was an honor to have him working with us at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum in Kenner after his "retirement." Senior Olympics will never be the same. Neither will we. He touched so many lives in profound fashion. Gene, Richie, Eddie and so many more are reunited with their brother, Roy. May God truly bless the wonderful Hoffmann family in their time of need. Roy was a blessing to us all.

Ken Trahan
Ken Trahan
June 7, 2016
My deepest sympathy to Carol and the entire family of Roy. He was a wonderful person and an extraordinary athlete. He will be missed by many. May you find peace in the knowledge that he is at peace in the Arms of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Janet Zimmerman
June 7, 2016
So sorry Missy. It's hard losing a loved one especially a parent. I've lost both of mine and miss them every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Debra Bonfanti
Debra Bonfanti
June 7, 2016
Missy & Family:
I am so very sorry for the loss of your father, Roy, such a wonderful and accomplished man. May God grant you all peace in the days ahead.
Love, Mary
Mary Radosta
June 7, 2016
On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. The Brothers will say a Mass in his memory.

Kenny Spellman '84
Alumni Director
Kenny Spellman
June 6, 2016
We are so sorry for the loss of Pops. We are praying for peace for all the Hoffmann's. Please know that we are allthinking of you. Roxanne and Mike McCracken and Derek and Lindsey Waldrip
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