Robert Edson Hoffman


Robert Edson Hoffman, 76, of Cleveland, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

Robert was born on Sept. 15, 1944, in Ontario, Ore. He grew up in Texas, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science and master of science in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics.

After college, he moved to San Francisco, Calif., where he met and married Bonnie A. Holsbach of Rio Creek, Wis. They resided in San Mateo, Calif., where they had their daughter Sarah, until their divorce in 1991. Robert then relocated to Boise, Idaho, to be closer to his parents.

He was an avid professional working in the areas of business modeling, computer programming and operations management for Lockheed Missiles, Earl and Wright, IBM and Idaho Power. He also wrote numerous structural analysis/design technical publications and devoted time to the development of his own application/software development company, Mann Creek Software.

During his last years, he compiled an expansive family genealogy dating back two generations ( and lived off the Tennessee land, clearing trails for next generations to enjoy.

He will always be remembered as a devoted father and son, as an avid tennis player and for his witty, dry sense of humor. To say he will be missed, is an understatement.

He leaves behind his daughter, Sarah R. Hoffman of Minneapolis, Minn. and was preceded in death by his mother, Retha Ineta Adams; and his father, Robert Edson Hoffman Sr. 


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