Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 27, 1931, she married the love of her life, Harvey Hoff, and moved to Atlanta in the early 50s. Penny fell in love with the city and worked as Harvey’s partner in entrepreneurial pursuits, such as building a medical building and establishing a chain of women’s apparel stores.
She managed the South Cobb Medical Building for decades, which she considered a labor of love.
Penny devoted most of her younger years to raising her two sons, as well as caring for her husband and parents. In later years, she devoted time to the grandchildren she adored; Mallory and Alexander. She had a passion for Asian art and had a talent for intricate needle pointing. Penny also enjoyed taking cruises to the Caribbean with Harvey.
She will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, devilish sense of humor, her integrity and a deep rooted compassion and devotion to family. Penny lived her values and was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation.”
Penny’s husband Harvey passed away in 2006 after 56 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Charles (Eileen) Hoff and Dr. Robert (Carol Haile) Hoff; and her grandchildren, Mallory (Ben) Hoff-Golata and Alexander Hoff.
Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any form of Breast Cancer Research or foundations. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 8 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, with Rabbi Scott Colbert officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.