Peter Hoffmann, editor and publisher of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Newsletter, a forward-thinking energy policy reporter extraordinaire, and my father-in-law, died April 18, 2014. He was 78.
Peter, we will miss your humor, particularly your puns, your tender heart for animals, your curiosity, and your quick intellect.
I’m thinking your afterlife involves sipping a glass of white wine (otherwise known as “plonk”) and wildly driving an electric golf cart, chockablock with dogs and children, over roots and through mud bogs in a place similar to Bremen Long Island, Maine.
Your death, on the heels of Gabriel García Márquez, seems somehow fated. Ten years ago, you said you felt like the “old general” from The General and His Labyrinth when we took your picture with your week-old grandson, you seated in the shadows of a dinner table illuminated by candles while your grandson glowed (and snoozed) in the foreground.
Say hello to the crowd at your new table, open a bottle of wine and give the dogs as many scraps from your plate as you want. We will miss you, Peter. All our love.
Peter’s obituary in the New York Times, April 27, 2014