In Memorial

Robert Hoffenberg

Date of Death: May 20th, 2020
26 in Iyar 5780


Robert "Bob" Hoffenberg, 92 years young in June, died peacefully May 20, 2020; loving husband of Jane for 69 years; beloved son of the late Mary and Nathan; cherished father of Steven (Joyce), Lynnie (Joel), Scott (Wendy), and Neal (Ruth); adored grandfather of Lindsay (Chris), Dayna (Ryan), Michael (Jojo), Drew, Allison (Jason), Lindsey (Randy), Shawn, Brandon (Colleen), Jaime (Shaun), Ron (Kaleena), Rob (Rachel), Adam (Jaci), Ryann (Chase), Kyle, Justin (Maggie) and Aaron; proud great-grandfather "Bob" of 22; devoted brother of Seretta, and the late Lester, Arnold, Stanley, Irving (the late Sye), Jerry (the late Frima); fun loving uncle to Alan, Earl (Helen) Bruce (Denise), Tina (Dean), Sir Guy, Gail (Freddy) Stuart, Amy (John), Neil (Maggie), the late Barbara and Debbie. He was a former weight-lifting champion of Indiana, past President of Skokie Indians Boys Baseball, past President of Carlyle Homeowners Association for 26 years. His hobbies were his family, gardening, sunbathing, and work -- Victory Machinery. Donations to be made to the charity of your choice. Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including link to view service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Private Service

May his memory be for a blessing.

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Services took place on Friday May 22nd, 2020 at 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights

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Lynn Callahan
10 N. Highview Circle
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047

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May 27th, 2020

Dear Neal and Hoffenberg Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. It was pleasure to get to know Bob over the years. He always took time to share with me his passion for his business and our industry. I always felt more knowledgeable after speaking with him. Plus Bob had a great sense of humor. Leo sends his sympathies as well. Our thoughts are with you.


Paul Costello

~Paul Costello
~Customer, Springs & Things Inc., Mississauga, ON

May 27th, 2020

Neal and Hoffenberg Family,

Bob will be missed. I always enjoyed talking with him. Like so many others in this industry he helped us multiple times over the years in many ways. God bless you and your family.

~Rick Richter
~Business, Addison

May 27th, 2020

Bob was always welcoming and friendly. I always looked forward to seeing him. May your memories sustain him in your heart.

~Wendy Nissen
~Family Friend, Evanston

May 26th, 2020

Bob was always a pleasure to know. I enjoyed our talks and valued his wisdom and advise.
He will be missed.


May 23rd, 2020

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing . He was always a help and was a person I had to visit with multiple times during the Chicago show. I was glad to have met him and to have known him all of these years. Always a smile! He will be missed.

~Sean Doyle

May 23rd, 2020

Steve, Neal & Family,

I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Your dad was one of the first people I met upon entering the machinery industry in the mid 70’s. As a machinery “Crony” & friend of my dad I had so many opportunities to see & speak with Bob throughout my years in the business. He will be missed.

My thoughts are with you all.

~Bill Barron
~Acquaintance, Vernon Hills, IL

May 22nd, 2020

Jane and family, Bob was always a good friend to me and my family. I would not be in business today with out Bob. He sold me my first machines for no money down and has always been fair and kind to me. We will miss you Bob. God Bless you and your family.

Ed Bilik and Family

~Edward Bilik
~Friend and Customer, Kildeer, IL

May 22nd, 2020

Dear Hoffenberg family,
I was honored to be part of Jane and Bob's medical care for many years. In those years, I always looked forward to seeing Bob when his name appeared on my schedule. His visits were never just about medical issues. We would spend more than the allotted time discussing his family and his personal life. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word. My condolences to Jane, Lynne and the rest of his family.
Jerry Bernstein

~Jerry Bernstein
~physician and friend, Highland Park, IL

May 22nd, 2020

Neil and family, I always remember Bob as one of the "fun" people in our work, in which, there are such precious few. I met Bob when I was very young, over 45 years ago, and knew him as a friend of my father's. He was always extremely kind and accommodating, always willing to look at the brightest side of a person, and forgiving of any flaws he might stumble upon. He gave compliments freely and rarely criticized, and only if it would do some good for the person he was addressing. Bob let everyone into his heart. He was someone anyone could rely on. I never once saw him angry, or say a bad word. He was a bright light among the men in our work, and everyone who knew him knows how much he adored and loves his family. He is a stellar example of what a man should be. He will be missed by many of his friends, and even by people who only knew him in passing, but have lasting respect for him. I'm sure that in the afterlife, he is already making arrangements to better the place for those of us coming next...

~The Bilik's
~Friend, Spring Grove

May 22nd, 2020

Please extend my deepest sympathies and those of Rosemont Exposition Services to the entire Hoffenberg family. Bob was a wonderful man who has been a friend for many years. He will be missed at the CASMI events, especially SpringWorld, and we are sorry for your loss. Thanks, Dave Houston RES

~David Houston
~Friend, Rosemont Illinois

May 22nd, 2020

 Tina and Dean

Uncle Bobby was so amazing. I have such fond memories of him growing up and more recently, I was able to visit him in both Chicago and Las Vegas and got to celebrate his 90th birthday with him and his whole family. That was priceless. He was my Father Stanley’s favorite brother! He loved family no matter where he was visiting, or when we came to visit him- he made it a point to get together, eat, talk, reminisce, and have a great time. He will be truly missed, always remembered, and forever in our hearts. ❤️

~Tina and Dean
~Niece, Reseda, CA

May 22nd, 2020

Bob was a wonderful guy. I remember when I first started and my father Bert introduced me to Bob he had so much energy and was a great promoter. He passed out ties hats all kinds of things I still have. He traveled a few times with my father to evaluate machines and we purchased a few from him also. I’ll miss him as a friend RIP Bob my condolences to the family Shalom.

~Wade Keats
~Friend business associates., Highland Park

May 22nd, 2020

Neal and the entire Hoffenberg family,

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My deepest sympathies to all. I only knew the business side of Bob but appreciated his friendliness, positive attitude and go get-em spirit when we would meet at the Spring Show or talk on the phone. It is nice to see he had such a large family, was so active in his community and interests. Victory Machinery played a part in the start up of our company and we appreciated working with Bob for all these years. My best to all, I am sure the memories of your life together will bring comfort.

Susan McGrail, Jeanette McGrail and all at Patrick Manufacturing inc.

~Susan McGrail
~Business, Elgin, IL

May 22nd, 2020

My deepest condolences to Steve and family. My memories of your dear father are so wonderful. Bob was the kindest and dearest man I’ve ever had the opportunity of knowing. Loved his spunk and admired him much.

~Kim McCreedy
~Friend, Palatine, Illinois

May 22nd, 2020

Please accept our warmest condolences on Bob's passing. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Howard & Steve Altman and Families

~Steve Altman
~Business Associate, Chicago

May 22nd, 2020

Dear Janie,Steve,Lynn, Neal, Scott, Brandon and the entire Hoffenberg Clan. It is hard to
say good bye. For 50 years we have laughed and cried together. We have known good
times and difficult times. Remember them all for that is what honors Bob's memory.
As he would say "what vas vas".
May he rest in piece.
From my family to your,
Shalom, Love and Peace
Howard Levy and Family

~Howard Levy
~Friend &Associate, BUFFALO GROVE

May 22nd, 2020

Lynn, I never knew your dad, but I am lucky to know the beautiful and kind daughter that he helped to raise. My heart is with you today.

~Marilyn Lazar
~Friend, Northbrook, Illinois


Yahrzeit Dates For Robert Hoffenberg

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.

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26th of Iyyar 57815/8/2021
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