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IN MEMORIUM: Charles Hoffman, 1927–2014

Charles Hoffman
Charles Hoffman

little over a week ago I talked by phone with Nelson Hoffman who told me that his father, Charles Hoffman, had died Dec. 3.

Charles Hoffman and I have been friends over the past few years.  We shared an enthusiasm for writing, poetry and storytelling.  From time to time in good weather we sat out on a bench in front of Kellogg-Hubbard Library and talked or had a bite to eat in a local restaurant.  On two or three occasions we got into a car and drove out of Montpelier to no place in particular — a shared ramble.

Charles had many friends in Montpelier and will be missed.  In an upcoming issue of The Bridge, I will write about Charles in a more complete way. According to his son, Nelson, sometime this coming summer there will be a graveside service for Charles Hoffman with military honors at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.   As of this writing, no date for that service has been set.

Nat Frothingham