Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Morton Hoffman

May 14, 1926 - April 6, 2022
Grand Rapids, MI


Graveside Service

Thursday, April 7, 2022
11:00 AM EDT
Live Stream
Ahavas Israel Cemetery
1801 Garfield Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Memorial Gathering

Sunday, May 29, 2022
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
American Legion Post #47
3811 W. River Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Open house from 1-4 PM with military honors under the auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard at 2:00 PM.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Gilda's Club
1806 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Morton Hoffman, age 95 of Grand Rapids, passed away at home on April 6, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Anna Hoffman; brother, Sanford (Elaine) Hoffman; sister and brother-in-law Marsha and Arnold Edelman; sister-in-law Emma (Marion) Butterfield. Mort is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Geraldine; daughter Michele Hoffman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Mort served as a Seabee in the US Navy during World War II. He attended Drake University on the GI bill. He worked in the Shoe Industry for Midland, Wohl, and Wolverine Worldwide. In retirement, he became an entrepreneur and traveled the world with his loving wife, as a contractor with the US Navy amongst other business ventures. Mort’s life was dedicated to service in his community. He served as President of Ahavas Israel as well as numerous other positions and committees. Even recently, he continued volunteering for Operation Isaiah and Family Promise Outreach Program.

A graveside service will be held at Ahavas Israel Cemetery, 1801 Garfield Ave NW on Thursday, April 7 at 11 AM.

For those who wish, memorial contributions are suggested to Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids.

(An additional memorial gathering will take place May 29, 2022 with details to be announced).