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Ralf Erik Hofmann, age 49, passed away peacefully in his home, July 30, 2018 in Olney, MD. He was born in Vevey Switzerland to Egon Hofmann and Andree Croset on June 17, 1969. He was married to Heather in 2010 and had two sons, Grayson (7), and Finnley (5). He was an Executive Chef for 30 years before becoming the General Manger of the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Arlington, VA. Ralf truly loved life, his family and friends. He was an incredibly hard worker and brightened the lives of everyone he met. He was an amazing father, husband, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his parents, his sister, Carol, his wife, his sons and many cherished friends. There will be a celebration for Ralf's life in Arlington at the Hyatt Centric on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The hotel is located at 1325 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA, 22209. In lieu of flowers Ralf wanted anyone interested to bring cookbooks to be donated to the charity he membered "LaCocina" where a Library will be named in his honor. Donations to the charity are also welcomed and very appreciated. A cause very close to his heart. Please sign the family guestbook at:


Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 9, 2018
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