In Memory of Classmates

Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman

Of Lynnfield, Feb. 23, 2002, age 49. Son of Barbara (Smith) and the late Richard W. Hoffman. Brother of Hollace Hoffman of Plainfield, NJ and Gayle Hoffman Leech and her husband Phillip of Georgia. A memorial service will be held Sat., Mar. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Centre Congregational Church Chapel, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Lynnfield Public Library or the Nature Conservancy.

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05/20/21 10:24 AM #1    

Carol Dayton (Dayton)

Rick Hoffman  - what a character !!!!  So funny, so personable.  Who doesn't have a Rick Hoffman memory to share.   I remember Rick as being an individual - not swayed by group mentality.   I would certainly classify him as one of the popular guys in school - well - at least I saw him that way.   I remember him with hair and without hair and it made no difference - he was still Rick.  That had to be hard in an era with guys growing their hair long, but Rick never let that color him.   If asked to name my top five people from LHS - Rick would be in that group.

05/21/21 05:47 PM #2    

Mark Meehl

I remember Ricky too, he was one of the kids my age who lived in my neighborhood.  We made 16mm home movies together.  He was featured in 2 of them "The Great Operation" inwhich he played the part of a doctor operating on my brother Chirs Meehl with a switch blade (borowed from John Kreagor) who needed an operation on his pillow stuffed belly.  Out came a tenis racket and other indigestable items.  Rick still had hair.  He was , handsome, at least as good looking as Dr. Kildare, and gave a great performance.  The other movie was "The Marriage of Widdow Mary Wanna" inwhich Rick dressed up as a widow with baby was being harassed by the land lord (Butch Angelini) who said she "You must pay the rent or marry me".  She was saved by yours truly who played Captain Cookie from the Chips O'hoy ad.  Anyway, everybody died at the end and it was all thought up very wittfully by Rick on the fly including the title a play on words.  Think about it!


I still have these 16mm films somewhere in my house today.  They might be of interest to anybody who remembers Ricky.  He was good sport to let me film him in these make believe roles.  We all had a lot of fun making these home made just for fun short movies. 

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