Paul Steven Hoffman

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Paul Steven Hoffman. Paul went to be with our Lord Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Paul was born on October 12, 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His family moved to Houston when he was 9 years old. He graduated from James Madison High School in 1974. He then went on to earn his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Texas A&M University in 1978. While attending Texas A&M he was a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets, Squadron 11 also known as Heaven’s Eleven.

Upon graduating he began his career in the petrochemical industry. For 26 years he worked for Nalco forming lifelong relations along the way.

Paul was an avid scuba diver, teaching classes at Houston Scuba Academy. Often family vacations centered around scuba diving. His other hobbies included autocross racing, competition pistol shooting, fishing and boating. Above all else his greatest passion was family.

Paul was an involved member of Seabrook United Methodist Church, where he most recently served as the Staff Parish Relations Committee Chairman.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary Hoffman and brother John Charles Hoffman. He is survived by his wife, Fay Hoffman, sons Gerad Howard, Wesley Howard and his wife Cristie, his sisters-in-law Karen Feigl and her husband Ernie, Kay Nollkamper and her husband Gary, nieces Tami Feigl, Joslyn Crain and her husband Chris, nephew Gregory Nollkamper and his wife Melissa, great nephews Grey Edwards, Braxton Crain and Alexander Nollkamper.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm Friday, March 10, 2017 at Seabrook United Methodist Church, 3300 Lakeside Drive, Seabrook, Texas 77586. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Paul’s honor to Seabrook United Methodist Church.


  1. Fay – My deepest condolences. May God lay his healing hands on you during this difficult time.

    Donna Altomari
  2. Your family is in our prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

    Ed Hovorka
  3. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand”
    Isaiah 41:10

    Fay please let us know if we can answer the call at Aggie Muster for Paul on April 21st

    David Savage
  4. My deepest condolences to Paul’s family and close friends. Paul was a great mentor and coach and will be missed by his Nalco colleagues and proteges. Rest in Peace my friend.

    Paul Lahti
  5. I had the privilege of working with Paul at Nalco for many years. Paul always had a wonderful disposition and was always very kind to me throughout my years of knowing him. I remember how much joy Paul would show when talking about his scuba adventures with his wife Fay whom he loved very much. Paul will be missed in the Nalco family. May his soul rest in eternal happiness with our Lord and Savior.

    Christopher Agostinelli
  6. Thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow, for your sorrow is my sorrow. Love no peace to you all.

    Karen Johnson
  7. Thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow, for your sorrow is my sorrow. Love and peace to you all.

    Karen Johnson
  8. To My Dear Childhood Friend Fay and Family, Paul was such a wonderful man. He was a great husband and loved you so very much. I still remember your wedding day like it was yesterday. Paul was so happy to be your husband and to love you and your children Gerad and Wesley. I know you have shared over 22 years of beautiful memories together. It is with great sorrow that Paul has passed away so unexpectedly and suddenly. We will also greatly miss him. May Paul rest in peace with our Lord. May our Lord, family, friends, and co-workers support and comfort my dear friend Fay, Gerad, Wesley, and the rest of the family through this time and the days ahead.

    Love, Your Dear Friend, Claudia Hoffmann Brandenburg

    Claudia Hoffmann Brandenburg
  9. It is truly a sad day. We mourn the loss of one of our brothers. May God grant you peace and strength.

    Heaven’s Eleven

    Tom White '76
  10. Fay – Deepest sympathies from your friends at KPMG. Praying our Lord will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

    Susan Pride

    Susan Pride
  11. Paul was a Godly man and he will be missed. I am sorry for your loss and want you to know we are here for you.

    Todd and Mary Hoepfner

    Mary Hoepfner
  12. Paul was my “ol’ lady” – Aggie Corps of Cadets terminology for roommate – for several semesters during our time together in Heaven’s Eleven. Paul was always a free and fun-loving spirit, always a smile on his face. Affectionately known as “The Hoff,” along with his car, the “Hoffmobile,” Paul always had a funny story to tell, often with himself as the butt of the joke. He often spoke of his days working at Astroworld. One of my best memories was of a trip to Galveston with Paul and several of our buddies in our Corps outfit, staying in a beach house owned by Mr. Hoffman’s company. I will spare the college-age details of that trip, but it is one several of us talk about, exaggerate and laugh about every time we are together. I also vivitly remember the day when, as juniors, Paul and I pulled on our senior boots for the first time and went out to the mall in Bryan to walk up and down, back and forth to “break them in.” Really, we were just trying to get away with wearing those boots before we were authorized to do so. Stay sharp, Ol’ Lady! You will be fondly remembered and in our hearts! God’s blessings to your family.

    David Eisenlohr
  13. Paul is a dear friend and colleague. I am proud to say we walked over the same ground in the quad at A &M. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    James Dees 80
  14. Such a tragic accident, so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and sustain you during this very difficult time.

  15. It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to one of our brothers of the Heaven’s 11 Class of ’78. I’m sure none of us expected this to happen to any one of us this soon in life — especially with so much more to offer. God must have needed him more.
    Paul, I’m sorry I can’t be there today to bid you farewell. Please know that your family will be in my prayers each and every day. Until we meet again, my friend…

    Robert Ehlert
  16. Fay, you and Paul will always be part of our family at Nalco. While we grieve the loss of our friend and brother, we will always be here for you.

    Dan Frye
  17. Fay,

    I’m so sorry. I don’t even know what to say. Please contact me if you feel like you want to.

    Kimberly Hoffman-McCormick

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