George Warren Hoffman of Manhattan Beach, California, 87, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2007 after a period of declining health at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California. He was born in San Francisco, California on October 28, 1920 to the late Warren and Emily Hoffman and lived his early years in Northern California. George graduated from the University of California in 1941 and entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman on board the USS McCall (DD400). Serving as a Lt. Jg, Deck and Gunnery Officer, George saw action in the South Pacific, Tarawa, Kwajalien, Marianas, Guadalcanal and the in liberation of the Philippine Islands. Following WWII, George remained in the Naval reserve while he began a career in finance with the oil and refinery industry that would last for almost 40 years before retiring in 1982. A great traveler and patron of the arts, George traveled the world for many years and found his adopted home on the Island of Capri, Italy, which, up until 5 years ago, he would return to each year. George is survived by his life partner of 60 years, Paul W. Scaiefe, their long time friend of 40 years, Joe Maletta of Redondo Beach, and cousin Carolyn Glasnow of San Francisco. Other close friends include Jay Hayes, George and Beverly Best, Bruce Kirk of Manhattan Beach, Milo Petersen of Seattle and the Maletta Family of Boston, Massachusetts. A special thank you and heartfelt appreciation to Mark and Dani, for providing warm and compassionate care for George and Paul for the past 3 years. George chose cremation and his ashes and eventually the ashes of Paul Schiefe will be interred at a later date on the Island of Capri. In lieu of any type of service and flowers, donations in George's name can be made to the Cardiology Department of Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California.

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  1. George,thank you for giving me a chance to share my voluntary work to you. May your soul will rest in peace.

  2. Joe, I am so glad that you took me to visit with George and Paul the last two times I was in California.. in June and then again in September. It was good to see both of them even though both were in declining health…although I thought that George looked the best he had in the last several years. I will always remember their visit to Boston during one of their many trips and how Mother (aka Mulley) made them their favorite dinner of Calamari and spaghetti. I will also remember our trips out to California for Thanksgiving and how George would always sweat over making his famous steamed (and soaked in brandy!) pudding. It is nice to have these memories..that is what friendship, family and love is all about. George can now rest in peace and look forward to joining his beloved Paul someday on the Isle of Capri. Love, Si

  3. George, We have all the memories with family and friends to look back on and I hope that you have finally found your peace.

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