In Memorial

Shirley Ruth Hoffman

Date of Death: October 17th, 2020
29 in Tishri 5781


Shirley Ruth Hoffman (nee Levine) of Northbrook IL, passed away on October 17, 2020. Shirley and her late twin sister, Estelle Richter were born in Brooklyn NY on October 20, 1926. She is survived by her children Irene, Mark (Jackie) and Robin (Julio Martinez). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Harold, and her late husband Irving Pogofsky. As a lifetime member of Hadassah and Hias, she had unlimited compassion for those less fortunate and in need. A passionate supporter of Israel, Jewish causes, and human rights for all, she was an active member of Beth Shalom Congregation and a founding member of the former Northwest Suburban Jewish Congregation in Morton Grove. She was loved for her caring, warmth and interest in others, and was quickly considered a friend by those who just met her. Her dry humor and feistiness will be missed by all. Private service and shiva. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hadassah or the Jewish National Fund To leave condolences and for information, including link to view services: 847-255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, October 20th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Private Graveside Service -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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October 22nd, 2020

Shirley was my close co-worker for 10 years at Imperial Eastman, beginning in 1976. Lots of life experiences happened to both of us during those years, and although I belong to her kids' generation (Hello Irene, Mark and Robin!) we shared many of those experiences as friends. Not to mention lunchtime shopping trips to Loehmann's! I remember Shirley as a strong and wise woman with compassion for others, and am grateful to have known and learned from her.

~Linda Cloud Musial
~co-worker, Mount Prospect, IL

October 20th, 2020

All my love and the warmest of memories all involve first plane rides trip across country in the car all to see our family in Chicago! I loved visiting regardless of the event... so much so that I stayed an entire summer with Uncle Hi and Aunt Shirley - quickly embracing their family ethic and love for live. Shirley I will miss your smile and your ability to live life to the fullest! You are in my heart and mind forever.

All my love to my cousins, Irene, Mark & Jackie, Robin & Julio - you are loved so very much!

~Ramona Johnson
~Niece, South Pasadena

October 19th, 2020

 Robin hoffman

Always up for the challenge ❤️

~Robin hoffman

October 19th, 2020

 Robin Hoffman

The twins ❤️

~Robin Hoffman
~Daughter, Il

October 19th, 2020

Irene and I have lived far apart for many years now, but I am so grateful that our friendship has survived the distance. It is always a pleasure to visit with her and have the opportunity to visit with her mother and other family members.

I remember one time when Shirley was still living in her home and Irene and I popped in for a visit. After some coffee and cake, we went out to get something in her garage. The steps were REALLY steep and Irene was concerned for her mother's safety. I remember Shirley just brushing her off with a laugh, as if to say, "Honey, I been walking these steps for a long time and I'm not stopping now." She just had that indomitable spirit!

She was very much loved by her children and she will be missed.

~Judith Swanson
~Friend of Irene, Australia


Yahrzeit Dates For Shirley Ruth Hoffman

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
29th of Tishri 578210/5/2021
29th of Tishri 578310/24/2022
29th of Tishri 578410/14/2023
29th of Tishri 578510/31/2024
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