Sherry Hoffman

Sherry Koplon Hoffman

June 27, 1927 - May 19, 2021
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    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 10:30am
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 10:30am
    Private Graveside Funeral


Donations are being accepted for:
Gilchrist Hospice Care

11311 McCormick Road
Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031


Sherry K. Hoffman (nee Koplon), of Pikesville, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the age of 93. She is survived by her children, Jo Anne (Jeff) Helman, Robert (Abby) Hoffman and Richard Hoffman (Lisa Gross); grandchildren, Jonathan Helman, Daniel Hoffman, David Hoffman (fiancee Madison Bray), Stella Hoffman and Ruby Hoffman. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Elmer Hoffman and parents, Louis and Estelle Koplon.

Born June 27, 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama, Sherry, also known as MomMom to her five grandchildren, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign with a major in bacteriology and a minor in chemistry. Sherry taught bacteriology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine until she married Dr. Elmer Hoffman and moved to Baltimore in 1953.

Throughout her life here in Baltimore she was a substitute teacher, a volunteer at the Sinai Hospital Auxiliary and the American Cancer Society, and one of the founders of the Har Sinai Congregation Caring Committee that visited the housebound. Sherry was a voracious reader, played weekly games of bridge, mahjongg, canasta, and golf. She maintained her strong southern roots with her many loving cousins in Birmingham, Atlanta and elsewhere and greatly loved her entire family.

There will be a private graveside funeral. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.
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Norma E Cohen

Posted at 05:47pm
Correction to previous post...but NOT from your heart! (Duh)

Norma E Cohen

Posted at 05:44pm
I have fond memories of Sherry as she was an "honorary coffee-sister." May the happy memories shared by your family sustain you now that your lynchpin is gone from your sight, but certainly from your heart.
With every warm wish,
norma and joel cohen

Judy A Hyatt

Posted at 04:40pm
Years of friendship, shared milestones, and much laughter showed me the real Sherry Hoffman. A devoted wife and mother, an intellectual and scientific brain, as well as an insightful person. It was my pleasure and my privilege to be a long time friend of Sherry Hoffman. Memories will keep Sherry close and alive to you and to me.
From my heart,
Judy Hyatt


Gail Margolis

Posted at 03:58pm
Rob, Abby and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. My most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May your wonderful memories help you through this most difficult time

Susan Wolf Dudley

Posted at 11:24am
Sherry was a role model and an inspiration. My Southern background made us feel a kinship. Just to be in her presence was a blessing to me. A warm glow emanated from her brilliant mind and caring heart. May she rest in peace. I extend my sympathy to all who knew and loved her.

Robert Steinberg

Posted at 11:24am
Dear Family:
I have always felt a special fondness for your wonderful mother. My sister and I spent our childhood around the corner from your house. Our parents were friends. Your mother was a great lady. She was incredibly kind, always warm and welcoming. She made a lasting impression on everyone. I will never forget her.
I pray that the time will not be distant when you will remember her with a smile instead of a tear.

Sheila Mentz

Posted at 10:23am
Dear Robert,
So sorry to read of the passing of your beloved mother. My deepest and most sincere sympathy.

Gary Seidman

Posted at 10:10am
Robert, Jo Ann and Family,
I was so sorry to hear the loss of your beloved Mother and Grandmother, Sherry. I send my condolences to your whole family.
Gary Seidman
Boys Latin Class of 1972


Posted at 10:05am
To the family of Sherry Hoffman, My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Sherry. It was my privilege to have known such an intelligent, loving and caring lady and her husband Elmer. My all your fond memories bring you much comfort during this most difficult time. Most sincerely, HelenePennDorf

Janet and Richard Livingston

Posted at 08:41am
Rob and Abby, and Jo and Jeff and family we are so very sorry for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing

Maura Davis Brunner

Posted at 06:16am
Dear Joanne, Richard, Robert and family,
My sincere condolences to you all. Aunt Sherry was a huge part of my childhood memories. Always so kind and sweet to everyone. May your memories bring you smiles during this very difficult time. My deepest sympathy and prayers,

Alyse Holstein

Posted at 06:09am
Dear Jo Anne,
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your entire family.


Carol and Robert Keehn

Posted at 11:26pm
Robert and I would like to express our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. She was a lovely lady. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Arnold and Lisa Jablon

Posted at 10:58pm
Dear Rob, Abby and family,
Arnold and I are so sad to know of the loss of your mother. Clearly, she was a wonderful person because you are caring and kind individuals. We hope that support family and friends will help you navigate the days ahead. May her memory be forever a blessing.

Ilene Pyser

Posted at 10:04pm
So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences

Ruth Strauss Stahl

Posted at 08:51pm
I am so sorry to see this about sweet Sherry! My parents, Lil & Nates Strauss, were good friends with her & Dr.Hoffman & I remember both of them fondly. My condolences to all of the family!

Adele Kass

Posted at 08:46pm
Dear Rob, Abby and family,
Howard joins me in extending our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved mother. Although I never had the opportunity to meet her, I know she must have been an extraordinary woman to have raised a son like you Rob. Cherish all of your wonderful memories of Sherry in your hearts forever.

Olga and Juan Juanteguy

Posted at 08:42pm
Dear Joanne ,Robert,Richard and family
So sorry ,for the passing of your dear Mother and Grandmother. Sherry was a very special person and the best friend I had .We have shared many things together ,like Book club playing bridge and traveling . Juan and I will miss her very much . Rest In Peace .

Sue Simon

Posted at 06:48pm
You might not remember me but I worked for Dutch when he was County Executive and also in Congress. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing her, we did share a common love and that is the game of Mah Jongg. I also had no idea that your father was the esteemed Dr. Elmer Hoffman. I hope the many fond memories you have will be a comfort to you during this difficult time.

Dr. Ron and Karen Ginsberg

Posted at 06:43pm
Ron and I are so sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. She and Elmer were a lovely couple whose intelligence and warmth we always appreciated. They were wonderful role models and great mentors to subsequent generations of physicians and their families and will be greatly missed.

Marlene I Shapiro

Posted at 06:09pm
Dear Robert and Abby-So sorry for the loss of Robert's mother, Sherry. Having just lost my mother, I know it is difficult to lose someone who has been in one's life for so long. May her memory be for a blessing for all time. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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