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Richard A. Hoffman

Sept. 15, 2008

Richard A. Hoffman, a former laboratory technician in physics and computer science at Western Michigan University, died April 4 at Rose Arbor hospice in Kalamazoo. He was 68.

He was employed at WMU from 1982 to 1984. A lifelong learner with all but a dissertation toward a doctorate in agricultural engineering, he enjoyed taking courses in the college of engineering. He and his wife, Emily, a professor of economics, established an endowed Medallion Scholarship at WMU in 1997.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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