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George Shoffner

George Shoffner

George Christian Shoffner, 58, of Earlysville, Virginia, lost his gallant battle with lym­phoma on Thursday, February 14, 2008, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.


George was known best for his many talents and interests.
He had a vast knowledge of music and was a wonderfully self taught musician of the gui­tar and mandolin. 
He was a talented photographer.  His favorite passions, though, were gourmet cooking, cycling and traveling. 
Throughout his ill­ness he was inspired by his cycling to "Put his head down and keep peddling" even if it was often uphill, into the wind. George also had a wicked sense of humor, a talent for mimickery and his many "George-isms" will forever be remembered with a smile.  He was a great friend.
George is survived by his loving wife, Connie; his identi­cal twin brother, Charles, of Crozet, Virginia and Robert Shoffner Jr. of Arlington, Virginia; as well as his won­derful children, Elizabeth Shoffner of Brooklyn, New York and Andrew Shoffner of Carrboro, North Carolina.
 A very special thank you is extended to the compassion­ate and knowledgeable Dr. James Boyer and Dr. Stefan Gorsch as well as the wonder­ful nurses and staff of H.O.P.E.

A special thank you too for the loving care always given by the nurses and staff of Martha Jefferson Hospital.

A celebration of George's life will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Veritas Winery in Afton, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caring for Creatures, 352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963 (www.caringforcrea tures.com); the Service Dogs of Virginia, 811 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA; or to the Virginia Blood Services, 2401 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.


Born April 16, 1949, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was the son of the late Robert Shoffner and Gabrielle Mayer Shoffner.  Mr. Shoffner brought his young family to Charlottesville in 1951 where George grew up and graduat­ed from the University of Virginia in 1971.  He was a real estate broker and a self em­ployed real estate appraiser.

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06/01/09 12:45 PM #1    

Barry Layman

I have great high school memeories of these Shoffners. Charles and George knew I was learning to play a guitar and they use to call me on Saturday afternoons and play guitar and banjo music to inspire me. They were both great guys and I am sorry to hear about the loss of George.

06/16/09 09:14 PM #2    

Chris Durrer

Remember the great music at the Prism. The humor of Cheech and Chong is unforgetable.

02/23/10 03:29 PM #3    

Jeannie Fernsworth (Harvey)

I lived close to the Shoffner boys and my mom Isabel was friends with Gabby their mom. We used to ride the bus together and both had a wicked sense of humor.

Jeannie Fernsworth

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