In Memory Of

Mr. Douglas E.
Hoffmann
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Guest book

  • August 06, 2022
    Evelyn,

    So sorry for your loss.

    Doug was such a good and decent man— and a math Whiz !

    May his memory be a blessing !
    Patrick Curry
  • August 06, 2022
    there is a Texaco facebook group where I posted some thoughts on Doug and a few others gave theirs. I did forward to Mike Ganis and Lou Ruggio to maybe forward to Evelyn.

    below is most of what has been posted thus far.

    i'm not aware of an obit for Doug. he was so helpful to myself and many others in accounting and interacted in a big way with finance and tax and various operating departments. when we would try to explain a large variance in an account, more often than not the supports behind the entry was a letter detailing everything from Doug. and I do mean everything including deferred taxes.

    Doug was very sick in last 2 months with cancer that had spread to a few organs. Before that he seemed pretty healthy and did most things right in eating and keeping at a reasonable weight. He got married around the time Texaco got acquired so I am happy for him that he had the love and support from Evelyn. And for the most part he had 75 healthy years. And he did get to enjoy 20 years of retirement. God bless you Doug and heaven is building some accounting team.

    one funny story about Doug away from work. He was helping with coaching a kids baseball team. And they were getting destroyed something like 24-7. Well Doug complained saying it was really 23-7. What are they doing - accruing runs? That kid didn't score from 3rd base.

    some responses

    He was always smarter than the rest of us

    One of our classics at Mother T. Gonna miss Doug at our luncheons.

    Doug was extremely smart and talented, Texaco was very lucky to have him as an employee! He helped me out numerous times on very difficult things and was gracious enough to explain it in a layman’s way.

    I was so sad to hear this. Doug was always patient and kind to me and took so much time explaining accounting issues that were way over my head. The accruing runs comment, very Doug 😂 I'm glad to hear he had many happy years after Texaco. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Doug.

    Rest In Peace Doug. You will be missed and remembered by your Texaco Family and all who met you.

    Of course, I knew Doug and worked with him a little at Texaco. But really got to know him at Camac as we only had 10 employees. Yes, so smart, intense too but also like others mentioned patient. Very sad to hear of his passing. RIP, Doug.
    joseph huzzar
  • August 05, 2022
    Dear Evelyn,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Doug’s sudden passing. Quite shocking and a reminder for all of us to embrace each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    I first met Doug at Texaco nearly half a century ago in the Chrysler Building in New York City where he was a critical member of a group of dedicated and talented accountants and financial professionals. Often, we worked long hours under tight deadlines and in the process formed long term relationships which extended to after hours sports activities, attending baseball games and socializing outside the workplace. Some of us even car pooled back and forth to work.

    Our business colleagues evolved into friends and in many ways became a Texaco family. Even in life after Texaco, many of us continued to stay in touch with a phone call, a text, an email, luncheons and the Texaco Retirees Annual Christmas gathering.

    Professionally, Doug’s exceptional accounting skills and willingness to help the rest of us succeed, sometimes with great intensity, but always well-intentioned; enabled all of us to grow and be so much better for having his guidance.

    I believe that Texaco was a uniquely special place to work, with special people who cared about each other
    both on the job and after hours. Doug was an important part of making it special.

    I feel very fortunate to have been a part something so much bigger than merely a job and for the opportunity to know Doug and call him my friend.

    He will be sorely missed.

    Sincerely,
    Lou and Julie Ruggio
    Louis Ruggio
  • August 04, 2022
    I am so sorry to hear Doug Hoffman has passed away. I worked in the Tax Department and we worked with Controllers very often and Doug was a respected expert for any accounting questions that we had. After both of us retired, we frequently conversed together at the Texaco Retiree lunches and he was always interesting to speak to. We moved away from NY to CA late in 2019, so I have not seen or spoken to Doug since then, but I am very sad that he has passed and is only a few years older than me.
    Travis Dowell
  • August 06, 2022
    Evelyn,

    So sorry for your loss.

    Doug was such a good and decent man— and a math Whiz !

    May his memory be a blessing !
    Patrick Curry
  • August 06, 2022
    there is a Texaco facebook group where I posted some thoughts on Doug and a few others gave theirs. I did forward to Mike Ganis and Lou Ruggio to maybe forward to Evelyn.

    below is most of what has been posted thus far.

    i'm not aware of an obit for Doug. he was so helpful to myself and many others in accounting and interacted in a big way with finance and tax and various operating departments. when we would try to explain a large variance in an account, more often than not the supports behind the entry was a letter detailing everything from Doug. and I do mean everything including deferred taxes.

    Doug was very sick in last 2 months with cancer that had spread to a few organs. Before that he seemed pretty healthy and did most things right in eating and keeping at a reasonable weight. He got married around the time Texaco got acquired so I am happy for him that he had the love and support from Evelyn. And for the most part he had 75 healthy years. And he did get to enjoy 20 years of retirement. God bless you Doug and heaven is building some accounting team.

    one funny story about Doug away from work. He was helping with coaching a kids baseball team. And they were getting destroyed something like 24-7. Well Doug complained saying it was really 23-7. What are they doing - accruing runs? That kid didn't score from 3rd base.

    some responses

    He was always smarter than the rest of us

    One of our classics at Mother T. Gonna miss Doug at our luncheons.

    Doug was extremely smart and talented, Texaco was very lucky to have him as an employee! He helped me out numerous times on very difficult things and was gracious enough to explain it in a layman’s way.

    I was so sad to hear this. Doug was always patient and kind to me and took so much time explaining accounting issues that were way over my head. The accruing runs comment, very Doug 😂 I'm glad to hear he had many happy years after Texaco. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Doug.

    Rest In Peace Doug. You will be missed and remembered by your Texaco Family and all who met you.

    Of course, I knew Doug and worked with him a little at Texaco. But really got to know him at Camac as we only had 10 employees. Yes, so smart, intense too but also like others mentioned patient. Very sad to hear of his passing. RIP, Doug.
    joseph huzzar
  • August 05, 2022
    Dear Evelyn,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Doug’s sudden passing. Quite shocking and a reminder for all of us to embrace each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    I first met Doug at Texaco nearly half a century ago in the Chrysler Building in New York City where he was a critical member of a group of dedicated and talented accountants and financial professionals. Often, we worked long hours under tight deadlines and in the process formed long term relationships which extended to after hours sports activities, attending baseball games and socializing outside the workplace. Some of us even car pooled back and forth to work.

    Our business colleagues evolved into friends and in many ways became a Texaco family. Even in life after Texaco, many of us continued to stay in touch with a phone call, a text, an email, luncheons and the Texaco Retirees Annual Christmas gathering.

    Professionally, Doug’s exceptional accounting skills and willingness to help the rest of us succeed, sometimes with great intensity, but always well-intentioned; enabled all of us to grow and be so much better for having his guidance.

    I believe that Texaco was a uniquely special place to work, with special people who cared about each other
    both on the job and after hours. Doug was an important part of making it special.

    I feel very fortunate to have been a part something so much bigger than merely a job and for the opportunity to know Doug and call him my friend.

    He will be sorely missed.

    Sincerely,
    Lou and Julie Ruggio
    Louis Ruggio
  • August 04, 2022
    I am so sorry to hear Doug Hoffman has passed away. I worked in the Tax Department and we worked with Controllers very often and Doug was a respected expert for any accounting questions that we had. After both of us retired, we frequently conversed together at the Texaco Retiree lunches and he was always interesting to speak to. We moved away from NY to CA late in 2019, so I have not seen or spoken to Doug since then, but I am very sad that he has passed and is only a few years older than me.
    Travis Dowell
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  • August 06, 2022
    Evelyn,

    So sorry for your loss.

    Doug was such a good and decent man— and a math Whiz !

    May his memory be a blessing !
    Patrick Curry
  • August 06, 2022
    there is a Texaco facebook group where I posted some thoughts on Doug and a few others gave theirs. I did forward to Mike Ganis and Lou Ruggio to maybe forward to Evelyn.

    below is most of what has been posted thus far.

    i'm not aware of an obit for Doug. he was so helpful to myself and many others in accounting and interacted in a big way with finance and tax and various operating departments. when we would try to explain a large variance in an account, more often than not the supports behind the entry was a letter detailing everything from Doug. and I do mean everything including deferred taxes.

    Doug was very sick in last 2 months with cancer that had spread to a few organs. Before that he seemed pretty healthy and did most things right in eating and keeping at a reasonable weight. He got married around the time Texaco got acquired so I am happy for him that he had the love and support from Evelyn. And for the most part he had 75 healthy years. And he did get to enjoy 20 years of retirement. God bless you Doug and heaven is building some accounting team.

    one funny story about Doug away from work. He was helping with coaching a kids baseball team. And they were getting destroyed something like 24-7. Well Doug complained saying it was really 23-7. What are they doing - accruing runs? That kid didn't score from 3rd base.

    some responses

    He was always smarter than the rest of us

    One of our classics at Mother T. Gonna miss Doug at our luncheons.

    Doug was extremely smart and talented, Texaco was very lucky to have him as an employee! He helped me out numerous times on very difficult things and was gracious enough to explain it in a layman’s way.

    I was so sad to hear this. Doug was always patient and kind to me and took so much time explaining accounting issues that were way over my head. The accruing runs comment, very Doug 😂 I'm glad to hear he had many happy years after Texaco. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Doug.

    Rest In Peace Doug. You will be missed and remembered by your Texaco Family and all who met you.

    Of course, I knew Doug and worked with him a little at Texaco. But really got to know him at Camac as we only had 10 employees. Yes, so smart, intense too but also like others mentioned patient. Very sad to hear of his passing. RIP, Doug.
    joseph huzzar
  • August 05, 2022
    Dear Evelyn,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Doug’s sudden passing. Quite shocking and a reminder for all of us to embrace each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    I first met Doug at Texaco nearly half a century ago in the Chrysler Building in New York City where he was a critical member of a group of dedicated and talented accountants and financial professionals. Often, we worked long hours under tight deadlines and in the process formed long term relationships which extended to after hours sports activities, attending baseball games and socializing outside the workplace. Some of us even car pooled back and forth to work.

    Our business colleagues evolved into friends and in many ways became a Texaco family. Even in life after Texaco, many of us continued to stay in touch with a phone call, a text, an email, luncheons and the Texaco Retirees Annual Christmas gathering.

    Professionally, Doug’s exceptional accounting skills and willingness to help the rest of us succeed, sometimes with great intensity, but always well-intentioned; enabled all of us to grow and be so much better for having his guidance.

    I believe that Texaco was a uniquely special place to work, with special people who cared about each other
    both on the job and after hours. Doug was an important part of making it special.

    I feel very fortunate to have been a part something so much bigger than merely a job and for the opportunity to know Doug and call him my friend.

    He will be sorely missed.

    Sincerely,
    Lou and Julie Ruggio
    Louis Ruggio
  • August 04, 2022
    I am so sorry to hear Doug Hoffman has passed away. I worked in the Tax Department and we worked with Controllers very often and Doug was a respected expert for any accounting questions that we had. After both of us retired, we frequently conversed together at the Texaco Retiree lunches and he was always interesting to speak to. We moved away from NY to CA late in 2019, so I have not seen or spoken to Doug since then, but I am very sad that he has passed and is only a few years older than me.
    Travis Dowell