Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 19, 2021.
ARNOLD JAY HOFFMAN
Arnold Jay Hoffman, born December 29, 1941, passed away in the early hours of March
11, 2021, after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Arnie was born and raised in his beloved Philadelphia, graduating from the 211th
Central High School Class (1960). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from
Temple University and a Master's Degree from The University of Massachusetts.
After moving to the Washington, D.C. Metro area, he enjoyed a long and successful
career as an economist with the federal government, mostly with the Federal Aviation
He was an avid reader and historian, and enjoyed visits with his daughter and her family,
jazz music, nature walks, connecting his extended family with one another, and following
He is preceded in death by his mother Pearl Moravinsky and his father Aaron Hoffman.
He is survived by his loving younger brother, Howard Hoffman (Gail), devoted daughter,
Amanda Manes (Russell), adoring grandchildren, Levi and Dena, former wife Barbara
Hoberman, and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (act.alz.org) or
to Magen David Adom in Israel (mdais.org).
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