Israel A. Hofberg, 67, a Washington area businessman who was active in service organizations, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Chevy Chase.

Mr. Hofberg was born in Argentina, came to the United States when he was 4 and to Washington when he was 7. He graduated from old Central High School and attended the George Washington University school of pharmacy. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He operated a liquor store in Washington. In the 1950s, he was one of the founders of the Hof Service Co. Inc., of Silver Spring, which services laundromats and similar businesses. He also was active in real estate.

Mr. Hofberg was active in the United Jewish Appeal Bonds for Israel drive. He also was a supporter of B'nai B'rith, the Police boys Club of Washington, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and the Technion Society. He was a Mason and a member of the Woodmont Country Club.

He was a member of the Adas Israel Congregation.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Feldman Hofberg, of the home in Chevy Chase; two daughters, Sandra Bobb, of Bethesda, and Susan Pittleman, of Vienna; his mother, Helen Hofberg, of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville; three brothers, Harry and Joseph, of Silver Spring, and Samuel, of Lanham, and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the United Jewish Appeal.