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HOFFMAN, William Perry, M.D.

HOFFMAN - William Perry, M.D. 80, a resident of North Miami passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011 from injuries received from a fall earlier in the month. Dr. Hoffman was born on April 7, 1930 in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Dr. John and Mrs. Kathleen (Parke) Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman had one brother, John ("Jack") Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman is survived by his three children: William (Luann) of Hollywood, Florida, John (Teresa) of Key Biscayne, Florida (sons of Dr. Nancy Littlefield Davis); and Davian Hoffman of New York City, New York (daughter of Bonnie Hoffman); grandchildren, Alexandra, Jack and William, of Key Biscayne (children of John and Teresa Hoffman); step-son, Dr. Jon (Caren) Krumerman (son of Bonnie Hoffman) of Dallas, Texas and their two children; nephew, Dr. George Hoffman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and niece, Betsy Hoffman of Vermont. Dr. Hoffman was predeceased by his parents, Dr. John and Kathleen Hoffman, and his brother, Jack Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman attended the Nichols School and graduated from the Manlius Military School in 1947. He then attended and graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1952. Following his father and grandfather into the medical profession, Dr. Hoffman graduated from the University of Rochester with his medical degree in 1956. He then interned and completed his residency at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY. After completing his residency, Dr. Hoffman entered the Army as a physician and was the head of anesthesiology at the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs, Co. Having lived in Miami years earlier when his father was a doctor in the military, Dr. Hoffman had a desire to return to South Florida to live, which he did in the fall of 1961. Dr. Hoffman worked for the next 50 years as an anesthesiologist. He was the head of anesthesia at North Miami General Hospital and later worked at several hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, including Parkway Regional Medical Center and Aventura Hospital, enjoying his work tremendously. He retired in 2010. Dr. Hoffman loved to travel, scuba dive, bike and swim and was an avid reader and writer. His sense of humor was enjoyed by all. He will be missed by his family and friends.

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