Col. Larry A. Hoff USAF Ret.
November 8, 1946 - October 20, 2011
Col. Larry Alan Hoff, USAF (Ret), of Loganville, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with esophageal and liver cancer. Larry was born on November 8, 1946 in Monroe, WI to Glen and June Hoff, Sr. Col. Hoff entered the United States Air Force in 1968 after receiving his commission from ROTC at San Jose State University. He was a career pilot, unconventional warfare officer and Joint Staff Officer who had commanded at all levels from detachment to Squadron. During Operation Desert Shield\Storm, Col. Hoff was the Director of the Joint Staff Crisis Action Team (CAT). He followed this with assignments as the Director of Operations for the United Nations Special Commission for Iraq (UNSCOM) responsible for planning and conducting international inspections for weapons of mass destruction within Iraq. He followed that with an assignment as Director of Special Management (AMC-TACC) where he was responsible as Director of NATO Air Operations for NATO AFSOUTH for planning and operations of the NATO imposed peace between Croatia, Bosnia, and Serb combatants in the former Yugoslavia. After retirement, in 1995, he served thirteen years as the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) for GA-956, Senior Representative for AFJROTC region COAR-2 HQAFJROTC, and as Director of Emergency Management for Walton County Public School System. He retired in June 2010. Col. Hoff was also an assistant professor of Health Science/Emergency Management for TUI University. He was a member of the American Legion(Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander), National Sojourners(Commander of Hero's of 76), Daedalion Society of Military Pilots, Air Force Association, Military Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Royal Order of Scotland(president), Loganville Shrine Club(past treasurer and vice president), Yaarab Shrine and Legion of Honor, York Rite, Scottish Rite and Columbia Lodge #91. Col. Hoff married Linda Baker Hoff on June 29, 2001. He is survived by his wife Linda of Loganville, son Michael Hoff and wife Catherine of Medford Lakes, NJ, daughter Tiffany L. Byrne and husband Tim of Medford Lakes, stepdaughter Persephone L. Galambos and husband Gregory, stepsons Andrew H. Chandler III of Loganville and Capt. Landon Chandler and wife Erin,USAF, of New Mexico, brother Glen E. Hoff, Jr. and wife Patty, parents-in-law John and Isabel Baker and grandchildren Abigail, TJ, Riley, Chandler and Hayden.
Visitation: will be from 10am-12pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at .
Memorial services: will be at 12:00 pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011, in the Eternal Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elliott Foss officiating.
Inurnment: will be at 12:00 pm on Monday, November 7, 2011, at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ravi Sarma and Suburban Hematology in Snellville, GA for the excellent care given to Larry during his illness. They would also like to thank Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, GA along with the American Legion Department of Georgia and Loganville American Legion. The Hoff family would also like to thank the many family members and friends for their prayers and kindnesses shown to them during this very difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society , specifically to liver cancer research, or to the American Legion Department of Georgia Hoff/Helton Fund. Please join us in celebrating Larry's life by visiting www.eternalhillsfuneralhome.com. Eternal Hills Funeral Home, 770.972.3155. Arrangements under the direction of Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, GA.
Obitituary reprinted with permission of Eternal Hills Funeral Home, 3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville.