November 5, 1925 ~ May 14, 2009
Donald Hoff passed away peacefully on May 14, 2009, with family in his home in Torrance, after a long struggle with cancer. He was born in Hoolywood, CA and lived all his life in the South Bay area, except for a two year period in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and three years in Southern Texas working as a radio announcer, where he met his wife of 59 years, the former Verna Mae Purl. Returning to California, he was emplyed as a Graphics Illustrator at Northrop Aircraft where he retired after 30 years. He had many interests and hobbies -- music, photography, astrononmy, bicycling, and was an expert model builder. His love for building model trains was unequaled. He is survived by his wife, Verna, four children, six grandchildren, and one great grandson: Vicki Sabzerour (John) and daughter, Jessica; Valinda Brisco (Miller) and daughter, Dayna; Terri Ricker (Jim) and daughters, Coral Gingrich (Brandon) & Vanessa Cutrona (Ian); Kevin Hoff (Jan) and sons, Bryan and Taylor; and great grandson, Elliott James Gingrich.
Don and his grandaughter, Jessica (with Down Syndrome) had a passion for yard sales and made many friends throughout the neighborhood. He was a delight to his family and friends, and will be missed by all who knew him. A visitation / viewing will be held Wednesday, May 20th, from 4:00 - 8:00pm. at White and Day Colonial Morturary, 901 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach.
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