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George S. Hoffmann

Winter Harbor, Maine

May 10, 1918 - February 20, 2012

George S. Hoffmann, 93, of Winter Harbor, Maine died peacefully on Feb. 20, 2012.
He was born May 10, 1918 in New York City, the son of William J. and Isabella (Runk) Hoffmann. He attended Columbia University and served in the United States Army during World War Two. He began his musical career as a pianist and society orchestra leader in 1937. As head of George Hoffmann Orchestras, he played social functions throughout the New York metropolitan area. He retired to Maine in 1976 where he resumed his musical career playing in the Bar Harbor area for seventeen years. Over the years, George volunteered playing piano engagements at area nursing homes, schools, and historical societies. His was a wonderful 70 year career during which he brought much happiness to a great many people.
He was predeceased in 1996 by his beloved wife of 48 years, Helen (Hagan) Hoffmann. He is survived by his children Julia O'Neill of Ellsworth, ME, Heidi Kelly and her husband, Joseph of Olmstedville, NY, Catherine Hickey and her husband John of Winthrop, ME, and George S. Hoffmann, Jr and his partner Nicholas Goodwin of Winthrop MA; his grandchildren, Meghan York, Matthew, Andrew, and Timothy O'Neill, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Alice and Samuel Kelly, Ryan and Jacob Hickey and great grandchildren,Evan and Mairin York and Abigail Hickey.
A celebration of his life will be held in Winter Harbor, Maine in July. Donations in George's memory may be made to Schoodic Arts for All, 427 Main St. Winter Harbor, Maine 04693.