I Cried Today

I know what what I am about to say will not have any direct meaning to most of you reading this, but I cried today about a person I never met.  I repaired and upgraded this persons audio preamp and power amplifier.  He was suffering from cancer.  He wanted to do this for his son so that he could enjoy music like every person here does.  He shipped his components to me and they were recently returned.  The other day I found out that he passed a month ago from his illness.  We had many conversations about music and audio over the past several months.  I got to know him as a person.  He loved his family, and he loved music.  Although I never met him, I got to know him.  He was a fine human being, loved life, and was a fine gentleman.  I guess that is what life should be all about.

Anyway, I cried today knowing that John Hoffman is no longer on this earth and now he is with GOD.  I hope there is a fantastic audio system playing music for you to hear John.  Happy Listening and Rest in Peace.  



Wow! What a great post.

I come on all these forums and read. I always feel like there is so much hatred towards each other and our differences. I just wanted to say it is very refreshing to read something like this. It takes away just a little of my anger towards humanity. We need a lot more like this.

May God rest his soul. And may the family have piece and lots of great memories. 

I wish this forum allowed 'likes' or 'thumbs-up'. This thread would get as many as I was allowed to give.

Thanks for a letting me share in your sadness, your joy and your love of music.

This is great! With all of the political and other divisions between us we are reminded that are all just trying to live the best life that we can. We are all part of the human family upon this iron rock hurtling through the universe. Godspeed John!

@bigkidz Thanks, I needed that.


Tuches me, personally ... because my plan is to leave my system to my two adult daughters when I say Sayanara!  

That's also the reason I've had to work so hard to aquire two of everything in my system. 

Ha ha ha ha 

What a cool experience, that you got to connect with that guy like that. That kind of stuff is what makes the world go around.


@qjm101 +1 on your great memories with your old man. Mine died two days before Thanksgiving last year at 86. He had such a good life, but boy was he ready to go.

I’m so grateful for the great memories.