Morton “Morty” Ira Hofstein

January 19, 2023

Obituaries

Vestal, N.Y.—Morton Ira Hofstein, of Vestal, N.Y., died peacefully on Saturday, December 17 at the age of 77.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frances and David Hofstein, and his first wife, Cheryl.

Morty is survived by his wife Marcia; his children: Rachel (Jason) Sanders, Jason Hofstein, Wendy (Brett) Green, and Jodi (Oren) Shapiro, and the many grandchildren he adored. He is also survived by his sister Paula (James) Gordon and nephews Alex (Marie), Sam, and Ben, and Greg.

Morty was a retired Lieutenant in the NYC Police Department and president emeritus of the NYPD Shomrim society. He was an avid lover of all things opera.

A memorial service was conducted at Temple Israel in Vestal, N.Y. Funeral arrangements by Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home. Donations in Morty’s memory may be made to Temple Israel.

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