James Edward Hoffman, age 80, died December 27, 2019 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer disease. Jim was born the son of Gilbert and Margaret Hoffman on December 13, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim enjoyed living in Los Altos Hills where he moved in 1972. He was actively involved in the local horse scene supporting his wife and daughter's endeavors. He was also a regular at the Starbucks at Rancho where he had his daily coffee before walking his corgi. He volunteered his time at Fremont Hills Country Club where he served on the Board and as Chairman. Lastly, he spent many of his weekends following local sports where you would find him in the cheap end zone seats at a Stanford football game or listening to KNBR radio. Jim graduated from St. Edwards High School in Cleveland, Ohio and then attended University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
After spending time in Germany and Santa Barbara, Jim moved to the Bay Area to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business. On December 21, 1969, he married his wife of 50 years Nancy Moore. In 1972 they settled in Los Altos Hills. He worked for a variety of companies including Brooks Products, Raychem and Sun Microsystems. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Gilbert and Margaret and his brother Dan. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son John, daughter Karen and grandchildren, Stuart, Quinn, Owen & Emma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pets in Need Palo Alto, 3281 East Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94303, https://www.petsinneed.org/donate