Kurt Franz Hofmann, 83, manager of Alcazar Hotel Kurt...

March 09, 2000

Kurt Franz Hofmann, 83, manager of Alcazar Hotel

Kurt Franz Hofmann, a retired hotel manager, died March 2 of a stroke at his Monkton home. He was 83.

During a lengthy career, he was manager of the Alcazar Hotel, now the Baltimore School for the Arts, at Cathedral and Madison streets in the Mount Vernon section of the city. He was also food and beverage manager at the Emerson and Belvedere hotels. He also ran Eastwind, a banquet facility in eastern Baltimore County, and Pine Ridge Restaurant off Dulaney Valley Road.

Born in Mannheim, Germany, he came to Baltimore at age 9 and became a citizen in 1931. He began his career as an apprentice in his father's Garrett Avenue bakery. He then became a machinist. During World War II, he served first in the merchant marine and later in the Army. He enjoyed farming, golfing, sailing and was a member of the Baltimore Yacht Club.

Services were held Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Phoenix, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Lillian G. Johnson; three daughters, Suzanne H. Houston of Hunt Valley, Linda A. Davis of Brentwood, Tenn., and Kathryn J. Neeper of Collegeville, Pa.

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