The wonderful obituary/tribute “Roy Hoffberger: Philanthropist, Art Patron, Proud Jew” (Aug. 12) recounts that he always kept a plaque on his desk that read: “Further discussion is unnecessary. I have said all I want to hear.” The irony reminded him daily of the importance of listening to others and to the wishes of the community as a whole.
Perhaps the Hoffberger family, as a final act of chesed to honor their deceased patriarch, might consider dispatching said plaque to individual(s) in the public eye sorely in need of such principled civic guidance.
I suggest, for starters: GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, a wholly self-serving mogul who is Hoffberger’s philanthropic antithesis. “Mr. Bluster” could learn much from Hoffberger’s sagacity and opalescent example.