SR513: Celebrating the life of Charles R. Hooff III.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 513
Celebrating the life of Charles R. Hooff III.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, February 18, 2021

 

WHEREAS, Charles R. Hooff III, a respected real estate professional, farmer, and community leader in Alexandria, died on February 2, 2021; and

WHEREAS, born in Philadelphia, Charles Hooff relocated to Alexandria with his family and attended Episcopal High School, of which he remained a loyal and supportive alumnus throughout his life; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff continued his education at The George Washington University School of Business, and after graduating in 1965, he was recruited by Air America, the passenger and cargo airline established by the Central Intelligence Agency, with which he supported covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff subsequently lived in North Carolina for several years before he returned to Alexandria to pursue a career in residential and commercial real estate services with Charles R. Hooff, Inc., Realtors, a family-owned business that has served Northern Virginia residents since 1929; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff became a licensed Realtor in 1961 and helped develop several high-profile projects throughout Alexandria, including the Torpedo Factory, which played a central role in the revitalization of the Alexandria Waterfront; and

WHEREAS, as the owner of Belmont Bay Farms, Charles Hooff also prided himself as a good steward of the land who relished opportunities to care for and enjoy the region’s natural resources; and

WHEREAS, well known for his generosity, sincere kindness, and wide breadth of knowledge on a variety of subjects, Charles Hooff offered his leadership and expertise to the Jamestowne Society, the Life Guard Society of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the Society of Colonial Wars, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, among many other organizations; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as an active member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Gudrun; his children, Maremi, Churchill, Janney, and Carlie, and their families; and by numerous other family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Charles R. Hooff III, a visionary businessman and dedicated community leader; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Charles R. Hooff III as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 513

Offered February 15, 2021
Celebrating the life of Charles R. Hooff III.
Patron-- Surovell

WHEREAS, Charles R. Hooff III, a respected real estate professional, farmer, and community leader in Alexandria, died on February 2, 2021; and

WHEREAS, born in Philadelphia, Charles Hooff relocated to Alexandria with his family and attended Episcopal High School, of which he remained a loyal and supportive alumnus throughout his life; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff continued his education at the George Washington University School of Business, and after graduating in 1965, he was recruited by Air America, the passenger and cargo airline established by the Central Intelligence Agency, with which he supported covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff subsequently lived in North Carolina for several years before he returned to Alexandria to pursue a career in residential and commercial real estate services with Charles R. Hooff, Inc., Realtors, a family-owned business that has served Northern Virginia residents since 1929; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff became a licensed Realtor in 1961 and helped develop several high-profile projects throughout Alexandria, including the Torpedo Factory, which played a central role in the revitalization of the Alexandria Waterfront; and

WHEREAS, as the owner of Belmont Bay Farms, Charles Hooff also prided himself as a good steward of the land who relished opportunities to care for and enjoy the region’s natural resources; and

WHEREAS, well known for his generosity, sincere kindness, and wide breadth of knowledge on a variety of subjects, Charles Hooff offered his leadership and expertise to the Jamestowne Society, the Life Guard Society of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the Society of Colonial Wars, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, among many other organizations; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as an active member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church; and

WHEREAS, Charles Hooff will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Gudrun; his children, Maremi, Churchill, Janney, and Carlie, and their families; and by numerous other family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Charles R. Hooff III, a visionary businessman and dedicated community leader; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Charles R. Hooff III as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.