Ge­orge Michael “Mike” Hoff­man

San Francisco Chronicle - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Ge­orge Michael “Mike” Hoff­man passed away peace­fully in Berke­ley, CA on Au­gust 26, 2017 with fam­ily and friends by his side. Mike is pre­de­ceased by par­ents Vir­ginia Hoff­man and Ge­orge Pa­trick Hoff­man. He is sur­vived by sis­ter Carol Si­monini, brother James “Larry” Hoff­man, nieces An­gela Rome and Victoria Tuli­pani, and nephew Sean Hoff­man. Michael was born on Au­gust 3, 1943 in Tampa, Florida. The Hoff­man fam­ily moved to Marin County, CA in 1950. Michael at­tended Red­wood High School be­tween 1958-1961 where he played foot­ball, bas­ket­ball and track. He was in­ducted into the Marin Ath­letic Hall Of Fame in 2012. He at­tended UC Berke­ley on a foot­ball schol­ar­ship where he played foot­ball and rugby. Some of his ath­letic achieve­ments in­clude play­ing on the Cal 1965 un­de­feated fresh­man foot­ball team and on the 1965 Na­tional Cham­pi­onship Cal Rugby team. His ath­letic tal­ent for rugby al­lowed him to travel in­ter­na­tion­ally and land a pic­ture in sports il­lus­trated. Michael grad­u­ated from UC Berke­ley with a de­gree in his­tory that al­lowed him to pur­sue a ca­reer in teach­ing. His kind and giv­ing na­ture was ap­pre­ci­ated by many friends and fam­ily as well as the spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion chil­dren he taught over the years. Michael re­mained a Berke­ley res­i­dent af­ter col­lege and adored his Berke­ley com­mu­nity. He spent many years play­ing ten­nis and at­tend­ing to his gar­den in Berke­ley. We will be hold­ing a ca­sual cel­e­bra­tion of life at the Berke­ley Rose Gar­den on Satur­day Septem­ber 23, 2017 at 11:00.

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