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Frederick Hoffmann ’63

Frederick Hoffmann ’63, who loved his family, traveling, and music, died Aug. 21, 2016. He was 74.

Fred married Kathleen Hutchins on July 24, 1971, in Lincoln, Neb. He attended Swarthmore and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1963. He subsequently attended the University of Illinois College of Law, earning his J.D. in 1967. Fred was in private practice for nearly 50 years, beginning with Hoffmann and Hoffmann and later with Sorling Northrup. Fred was devoted to his family and was a raconteur with a wide circle of friends spanning his entire life. He had varied interests and delighted in his grandchildren, including Sam, who arrived in the last days of his life. He nurtured lifelong passions for music, architecture, art, and sports cars.


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