A Chicago-native, Jerry Irwin Hoffman, DDS, Colonel, U.S. Army Retired, was born November 20, 1935 and passed away peacefully on December 29.
Jerry graduated from DePaul, Roosevelt and Loyola University, School of Dentistry. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps  as a dentist and an administrator from 1964 to 1981 and retired with the rank of colonel. Following his military career, he served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Chief of Clinics and Chief of the General Dentistry program at Loyola University's School of Dentistry; he ended his career as Director of Scientific Programs at the Chicago Dental Society.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Irwin and Luba (Fox) Hoffman; and sister Marilyn (and Alan) Mills.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Sharon (Seaman) Hoffman; sister Arlene (and Charles) Klinenberg; loving children Steven Hoffman (and Jason Brunz) and Rachel (and Steven) Rosen; granddaughters Jocelyn and Danielle Rosen; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
He and his wife retired to Pebble Beach, CA, in 2003. He passed away peacefully at home following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
The family wishes to thank his doctors, Richard King, Alejandro Centurion and Chadwick Christine III, and his wonderful caregivers Lizzy Ortiz, Mele Lolomanaia, Central Coast Senior Services and Visionary Healthcare Services.
Donations in his memory may be sent to Central Coast Quality of Life programs, Point Lobos Foundation and National Parkinson Foundation.
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