Paul Douglas Hoffman

July 8, 2014

By Contributor

1936 – 2014

On Friday, June 27, 2014, at the age of 78, surrounded by his close family, at Swedish/Issaquah, Doug (Paul Douglas) Hoffman departed this earth to be reunited in heaven with his deceased family and friends.

He had spent the last nine months battling cancer with his loving wife Suzanne as his supportive caregiver.

Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

They were married Nov. 30, 1998, in Hawaii, and enjoyed many wonderful years together. They enjoyed travel and their vacation home in Tucson, Ariz.

He was born June 5, 1936, in Yankton, S.D., and moved to Yakima with his family in 1947. Doug attended Marquette and Davis high schools. He spent 35 years working for Pacific Northwest Bell/AT&T, starting in Yakima, and then Moses Lake and finally retiring in 1990 from the downtown Seattle office. He spent his early retirement years commercial fishing in Garibaldi, Ore., on his boat, the Candace M, which he built in 1974 with the help of Westport shipyards. In 2002, he sold his boat and retired from commercial fishing.

Doug enjoyed elk and moose hunting, shooting and reloading, cruising and spending time with family and friends.

Doug is survived by his wife Suzanne, of Issaquah; son Steve (Deborah) Hoffman and daughters Diana (Greg) Moss and Candy (Danny) MacDonald, all of Moses Lake; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the near future. He is deeply loved and will be missed by his family and friends.

Arrangements are being made by Flintoft’s Funeral Home in Issaquah. Visit to see Doug’s memorial page and to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book.

The family suggests remembrances in Doug’s name to the Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 594, Issaquah, WA 98027.


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