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Troy-Conrad (Connie) Hoffman, a native of Troy, New York, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2022 in South Hadley, Massachusetts. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 21 years Margaret (Peggy) Hoffman, the girl he met and fell in love with in 6th grade; his sister Karen Mignery of Saratoga Springs, two children Stephen Hoffman (SD), Catherine Helzerman (CA), and one grandson, Michael B. Hoffman, step-children Scott (Cathy) Howe (ME) and Susan Howe (MA) and three step-grandchildren Emma Howe (MA), Aaron Howe (UT) and Jensen Howe Gilbert (MA). He was predeceased by his first wife Nancy (Ballard), father James F. Hoffman, mother Catherine (Hynes) Hoffman, and brother Col. (Ret) James F. Hoffman, Jr., MD.
A 1959 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in both Germany and Vietnam. Connie was former City Engineer for Troy and Mechanicville and Town Engineer for Stillwater. A Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor, he was a Fellow in the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and a Board-Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.
Connie was a past president of the Rensselaer County Chapter of the New York State Professional Engineers Society, former member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Easter Seals Society, the Rensselaer County Planning Board, the Board of Directors of Oakwood Cemetery and the Troy Boys and Girls Club.
He authored the book Forensic Engineering – Experience & Example which was published in 2017 and can be found in the libraries of over 200 colleges and universities in the United States.
Funeral services will be held at a later date at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the many caregivers, friends, and professionals that have provided compassionate care and support to Connie over the years. Reflections can be shared at:
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, checking the box “make this a gift in honor or memory of an individual”.