Wednesday, April 25, 2007

#129 Checkmates Mourn John Hoffman (1924-2007)

I am very saddened to report that John W. Hoffman, a member of several local chess clubs, died last month, at the age of 82, following a long illness.

John, who we last saw in November, was my very first opponent at the Springfield Barnes & Noble, usually the first person there on Sundays (I was often the 2nd arrival) & a notoriously slow mover.

Aside from chess (which he also played at Millburn, Rahway, Maplewood, Scotch Plains & Clark), he loved music & boxing... hated the N.Y. Yankees & Bill Clinton.

Every one of us at the Checkmate club will dearly miss & fondly remember him.

1 comment:

David Glickman said...

Anyone who plays chess and hates the Yankees is alright in my book. Rest in peace, Mr. Hoffman.