George Michael “Mike” Hoffman
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.