Paula Ruth Wolpow Hoffman

Paula Ruth Wolpow Hoffman passed away on February 4, 2024, in Williamsburg at 84. Born January 1, 1940, in Brooklyn, Paula moved to Norfolk as a child. She graduated from Granby High School and the College of William and Mary, where she was a Gamma Phi Beta sorority member and attained a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Education. Upon graduation, Paula taught English and was head of several high school guidance departments. Paula was an active community member, serving as a Girl Scout leader, President of the local chapter of the NCJW, and long-time member of Temple Sinai. Later in life, Paula enjoyed time as a historical interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg. An avid reader and bridge player, Paula had a great sense of humor and a sharp wit.

Paula is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Louis E. “Buddy” Hoffman of Williamsburg, and two daughters, Ann Claire Hoffman Phillips (Reese) of Saint Paul and Hallie Kay Hoffman of Charlotte.

A graveside service will be held on February 7, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park.


  1. Rita golub

    While I have not seen her in a while I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Paula. My sincere condolences to you Buddy and to Hallie and Ann Claire.

  2. Betty and Bob Squatriglia

    Dear Buddy and girls,
    We are saddened with Paula’s passing and send you our deepest sympathy. Our fond memories go back to our undergraduate days at W&M and over the years thereafter. So many wonderful times shared together. Paula touched the lives of many in her lifetime and you should be proud of a life well lived.
    Fondly, Betty and Bob

  3. Felicia Messick

    This is Felicia Messick. I saw that Paula passed. I have thought so much of her and you. I’d love to talk with you and catch up! 757-357-7898

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