Saul A. Hoffman
Saul A. Hoffman, 86, of West Hartford, died on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Rosalind (Markowitz) Hoffman to whom he was married for over 64 years. Born in Hartford, he is predeceased by his parents Samuel and Rose (Hochberg) Hoffman; his sister Sally Finkelstein; and his brother Jack Hoffman. He graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford in 1938 and was awarded Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Colorado. Following service in the US Army during World War II, he was employed as a design draftsman in local manufacturing companies. From 1954 to 1956, he was a teacher at Bloomfield High School and from 1956 taught at Hall High School in West Hartford until his retirement in 1981. He returned to teaching in 1983 in the College of Basic Studies at the University of Hartford where he taught Economics until 1991. He was a member of Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, for over 50 years where he was also a teacher during the 1950s. He is survived by his wife Rosalind; a son Elliott and his wife Monique of Boonton, NJ; two daughters: Deborah Zeldis of Monroe, and Sheryl Simoni and her husband Dennis of West Hartford; and grandchildren: Rebecca (Zeldis) Brady, Dr. Tracy Zeldis; Sarah and Samantha Simoni; and Jacob Hoffman. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Friday, November 3, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi Michael Pincus officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at his home on Friday, following the funeral, and Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, S.A.G.E. Fund, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford 06119 or to the Ostomy Association of Greater Hartford, c/o Mary Babbitt, 114 Whitehall Dr., East Hartford 06118. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Saul with his family, please visit online at

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