Arthur S. Hoffman
Time of Service:
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:15 am
Place of Service:
Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76 Street, New York, NY 10023
Riverside Cemetery, Lodi, New Jersey
Hoffman, Arthur S. on August 9, 2016.
President-The Leir Charitable Foundations.
Beloved husband of Dassie, devoted father of Rachel
and Douglas, cherished grandfather of Johanna, Joda
The Board of Directors and Staff of The Leir Charitable Foundations mourn the untimely passing of their President, Arthur S. Hoffman. A highly regarded attorney and tax authority, he led The Foundations with a rare combination of high intellect, broad vision and personal dedication. Under his guidance, The Foundations embraced the sponsorship of humanitarian causes ranging from childhood and youth education, to social services, the arts, medicine and scientific research, and fostering international understanding and diplomacy. Arthur Hoffman leaves a legacy of accomplishment that has benefited thousands of people here and abroad. We deeply regret the death of our esteemed colleague and friend. We will miss his boundless magnanimity, enduring charm and ever-present humor. He was above all a man of high intellect and a humanist with respect and concern for the ills of the world. With commitment and strength he successfully led The Leir Charitable Foundations until his final day. Mr. Hoffman was awarded the distinction of Commandeur de L'Ordre de Merite du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg. He also received the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxes. He was Chairman of the Tax Executive Committee of the Tax Division of the 330,000 member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and chaired numerous other committees at the national and state levels. He was a member of the Internal Revenue Service's Commissioner's Advisory Group and chaired its subgroup on Ethics and Integrity. He was Co-chairman of the National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants; a member of the Council of the AICPA; the President of the Estate Planning Council of New York; Vice President and Member of the Board of the New York State Society of CPAs; and was a member of the Board of the Rogosin Institute, an affiliate of New York Hospital. He was a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations, the American Institute and New York Society of CPAs, and the Estate Planning Council of New York. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Hadassah, daughter, Rachel, son, Douglas, and to his beloved grandchildren. The Officers, Directors and Staff of The Leir Charitable Foundations