Memorial Page for Charles H. Hoffman

Charles H. Hoffman

1918 November 26 to 2019 March 7

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A noted Baltimore CPA, Charles H. Hoffman (father of Kent C. Hoffman) was a Founding Trustee of the Maryland Science Center, located in Baltimore's Downtown Inner Harbor.

Charles H. Hoffman was born in Boonsboro, a small town in Washington County in western Maryland, on 1918 November 26. He was the son of Lewis and Edna (Beachley) Hoffman.


He graduated from Boonsboro High School. He went on to attend Strayer College (now Strayer University) in Baltimore. For many years, Charles worked as an accountant for the well-known accounting firm Ernst & Young in Baltimore.


Charles was a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He became President of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.


Charles was a Founding Trustee of the Maryland Science Center at the time of its public opening in June of 1976, located in the Inner Harbor area of Downtown Baltimore. At the time of his death in 2019, he was a Trustee Emeritus of the Maryland Science Center. (Special Note: The author, Glenn A. Walsh, was employed with Pittsburgh's Buhl Science Center (a.k.a. Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science) from 1982 to 1991 and salutes Charles Hoffman's dedication to help bring informal science education to Baltimore.)


He was also a Cylburn Volunteer of the Botanical Gardens at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore.


He married Roberta L. (Haynes) Hoffman. She passed-away in 1988. Charles and Roberta had one son, Kent C. Hoffman, born in Baltimore on 1948 January 1; Kent married Nancy in the 1970s. At the time of Charles' passing, the legal domicile of Kent and Nancy was Millsboro, Delaware.


Charles had three granddaughters, Jennifer Hahn, Julie Bell, and Allison Decker. He also had seven great-grandchildren, Kylie, Alyssa, Emily, Molly, Riley, Mason, and Reagan. Charles had two sisters, Phyllis Keller of Hagerstown, Maryland and Alleine Courtney.


Charles and his family often visited the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. He once told the author, Glenn A. Walsh, that he was a fan of the popular music of the 1930s and 1940s. This was in response to Mr. Walsh explaining that the radio station at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca near White Sulphur Springs, where his son Kent and the author were both employed during the Summer months, aired primarily popular music of the 1970s preferred by the young campers.


Charles passed-away, at age 100, on 2019 March 7. At the time of his passing, he resided at the Briar Meadow Assisted Living Facility in Derwood, Maryland. His final resting place is in his native Washington County, Maryland, at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Rohrersville.

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