Funeral Details

Jeffrey Aaron Hoffen

April 16, 1959 - May 22, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 2:45 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Aaron Melman
Congregation Beth Shalom


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Hoffen/ Singer Residence
2530 Woodlawn Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Immediately following the interment until 9PM, Friday 1PM - 6PM, Sunday 3PM - 6PM and then 7PM - 8:30PM

Shiva coordinator, The Shiva Ladies 773.742.2702

Memorial Contributions

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
National Organization for Rare Disorders
1900 Crown Colony Drive, Suite 310
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169


Jeffrey Aaron Hoffen

Beloved husband for 33 years of Cheryl Singer. Loving father of Dr. Jessica Hoffen (Saul Ioffe) and Jeremy Hoffen. Dear brother of Dr. Bruce (Debra) Hoffen, and Howard (Sandra) Hoffen. Adored son of the late Marvin and Rosalie Hoffen. Cherished brother-in-law of M. Craig (Kate Rosloff) Singer, Larry (Maureen Richnak) Singer, and Stacy Singer. Doting uncle of Sara Hoffen, Frances Hoffen, Michael Hoffen, Steven Hoffen, Alyssa Singer (Pat Burns), Alec Singer, Tessa Singer, Logan Singer, Arielle Singer, Mari Singer and Bailey Singer. Friend, cousin, colleague and mentor to many. He led his life with kindness, generosity and a fierce love of all those fortunate enough to know him. He will be dearly missed. Service Thursday beginning at 2:45 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, or the National Organization for Rare Disorders, 1900 Crown Colony Drive, Suite 310, Quincy, MA 02169, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Jeff was a truly good man. The old saw about “life is not fair” was never more applicable. But he was able to remain a great dad and husband and a true inspiration for family and friends.

Rick Gammons
May 22, 2024
Condolences to the whole Hoffen family.

Josh Eichenhorn
May 23, 2024
The pain of your loss is unbearable. We are grieving with you and praying you find peace and comfort.

Ella and Len (and the grandparents) Ioffe
May 23, 2024
Across the miles, we are sharing stories of our time with Jeff, so grateful for his and Cheryl’s friendship all of these years. We remember Jeff with fondness, admiration and appreciation. He was a true friend in every sense of the word and above all a mensch to all who were fortunate to cross his path.
Our heartfelt condolences and love to the Hoffen and Singer families,
Wendy Uhlmann, Michael Simon and family

Wendy Uhlmann
May 25, 2024
Cheryl, Jessica and Jeremy -
I just heard about Jeff. I was out at Shalom on Thursday for another service and must have just missed this then. I am so so sad to hear about Jeff. What a truly wonderful mensch. I am sending you all my hugs and condolences.
Sarah Rothschild

Sarah Rothschild
May 27, 2024