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Paul E. Hoffman
Paul E. HoffmanWheatPaul E. Hoffman, age 90 of Essex died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 3, 2010 in the room in which he was born.  He was born on August 14, 1920 to the late Edgar and Daisy (Reese) Hoffman.

On April 7, 1940 he married the former Fannie E. Rockhold in Russell, Kentucky and she survives.

A farmer all his life, he graduated from Essex High School in 1937 and Richwood High School in 1938.  Paul was a member of the Rush Creek (formerly Essex) United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the K of P Lodge in Essex.  A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion Baccarat Post and the VFW Post 870.  He served for many years on the Essex and Richwood school boards.  He had been a Union County Fair Board member and enjoyed hunting.  Paul and Fannie enjoyed wintering in Sebring, Florida for 25 years.  An avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, he enjoyed traveling to many football games.  Among his other interests, he loved golfing, playing cards, dancing and going flying.  Family was at the center of Paul’s life.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Fannie; three sons, Paul “Pete” (Sheryl) Hoffman Jr., Marietta; Michael (Sue) Hoffman, Richwood; Richard (Nancy) Hoffman, Richwood; two daughters, Patricia (Dewey) Hall, Marysville; Deborah (Don) Williams, Streetsboro; a sister, JoAnn Heller, LaRue; 15 grandchildren, Andrew (Heather) Hoffman; Deborah Hoffman; Elizabeth Hoffman; Todd (Vicki) Hoffman; Stacey Pertuset; Cory (Renee) Hoffman; Chad (Jodi) Hoffman; Carla (Mike) Moser; Rebecca (Brian) Thomas; Travis Hall; Barbara (Greg) Scheiderer; Tiffany (Tony) Nicol; Joel (Julie) Williams; Jonathan (Emily) Williams; Joshua (Jenna) Williams; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Hoffman; four sisters, Vineta Foos, Lucille Wittibslager, Ruth Greenwood and Winifred Blue.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Michele Holloway officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call on Friday evening, December 10 from 5 to 8 PM.at the funeral home

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rush Creek United Methodist Church, 32697 St. Rt. 37, Richwood, Ohio  43344.

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#1 from: Stan & Phyllis Meddles
Lake Placid Fl.
Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Dear Fanny and family:
We are sorry to hear of Paul's passing and will miss him very much. Although Paul was somewhat older then us our lives still came together in Fl' and in Richwood. He was a good friend, Ping & Phyllis

#2 from: Susie Leeper
Marion, OH
Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 3:33 PM

This is a sad day. Paul was a special man and I had deep respect for him. Thank you Fannie for sharing your dance partner with me. Those are wonderful memories. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Susie & Larry

#3 from: Russ and Terri Sivey
Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you all. May God give you His comfort, peace and strength in the days ahead as you share the wonderful memories you have of Paul's life.

#4 from: Peggy & Don Hays
West Mansfield
Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Our deepest sympathy is with all of you.  Your dad was a very special man who always had a smile and enjoyed life.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

#5 from: Tom and Sharon Clayton Ackerman
Wilmington OH
Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 8:20 PM

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/father.  Please know that you are all in our prayers and that you have our deepest sympathies.

Sharon and Tom

#6 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Mt Victory
Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Mike (Sue)..Rick (Nancy) and all your families sorry for your loss as he lived a very long life you will have lots of memories to share and cherrish..god be with you all..

Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:14 PM


#8 from: Arlene Erhart
Grand Rapids Mi
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Dear Aunt Fanny, I just wanted you to know just how much both you and Uncle Paul have meant to me through the years.  When you look up Aunt and Uncle your pictures would be there.  You have been so loving to your own kids but other family members as well.  I have so many wonderful memories.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  Love Arlene

#9 from: George and Gladys Johnson
Okeechobee, Fl.
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Fannie, Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.  We played euchre at your place in Sebring, many moons ago, with Dot and Jay.  Love, and GOD bless. George & Gladys

#10 from: Brent Phillips
Cary, IL
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Paul Hoffman.
I enjoyed my visits with him and Fannie at the family reunions in Essex and the few times we spoke at the G&R in Waldo.
Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

Brent, Kris, Brock and Kate Phillips

#11 from: Tom Cahill
Henderson, NV
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Dear Mike, Richard, and Families,
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your father.  My thoughts and prayers are with you even across all the miles that separate us.

Tom Cahill
Formally of Central Soya Co., Inc.
Marion, Ohio

#12 from: Doris Ransome/Ritchie
Lakeland, Fl
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Dearest Fannie - we had some good times and made some memories - I know you will miss Paul so much.  Living in Florida I don't get to visit with old friends but that does not mean I have forgotten old friends.
Love & Hugs - Doris Ransome/Ritchie

#13 from: June Monson Boyd
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.  My all the wonderful memories you share together as a loving family comfort you.  Love, June and Jerry

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#15 from: Pastor and Mary Kirby
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Our warmest thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time. Loss of a parent,is one of the deepest emotions we experience and God's comfort is especially meaningful during this time. May God's presence be with you all.

#16 from: Rebecca Blue George
Richwood Ohio
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM

  Paul has lived a long and eventful life with caring family and friends since he was young.  Having lived in the Jackson Township community I have known much of his family most all my life.  He was one of my Aunt Ruby's classmates in Essex and Richwood.  His sister, JoAnn, is near my age and primarily through her, I knew his mother, whom I especially remember as a chaperone at church camp.  To this day I remember how Daisy instructed us kids how to do dishes properly at camp.  They were spic and span when we got done.
  Later I had some of Paul and Fannie's grandchildren as students. The Hoffmans have been a well known active family in our community for many years.
  You will have many cherished memories that will last as long as you live and if you have an historian among you these memories will last forever.
  Blessings,  Becky Blue George

#17 from: Jack and Huey Walsh
Venice, Florida
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Dear Fannie and Family,  We are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing.  He was a very special man and touched so many lives.  You were a couple we all admired - never seemed to age and so young at heart.  We know this will be a very sad Christmas season for all of you, but please know we will be praying for your strength and comfort. Our deepest sympathy, and much love, Jack and Huey Walsh  

#18 from: Jeff Webb
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 6:32 AM

May the Love and peace of Christ surround each one of you at this time of loss.
Richwood has lost a wonderful man in Paul I will always cheerish our times together on the golf course in the Monday Richwood mens league. Paul had a way of always making your day so much better.
We will be praying for all of you.
In Christ Love,
Jeff,Paula,Samantha, and Stephanie Webb

#19 from: Linn and Colleen Fiant
Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Hello dear family members of Paul,

We are very sorry for your loss of your sweet Dad, Paul.  I remember him with fondness.  Please know we are keeping your family in prayer.

Colleen & Linn Fiant

#20 from: Andrea Hines Cutlip
Franklin, Ohio
Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Our condolences with the loss of Paul. I will always remember him as a man very full of life with a spark and energy that defied his age. I can remember socials in the basement at Essex Church where Paul would either be in the middle of telling a story or very interested in the story that my father was telling.  I will remember his smile and that look in his eye when he was trying to pull a "fast one" on you.  He was a great man and we are all better for having known him. My prayers are with all of the family as you deal with the loss of Paul.

#21 from: Lynne Ledley
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Pat, my sympathy to your and your family on the passing of your father.  Your father lived a long and very active life.  His community involvement in our school and other clubs shows how he cared about making Essex and Richwood a great place to live.

At this difficult time of year to lose a loved one, cherish the memories of Christmas' past as you gather as a family.

I wasn't able to come to calling hours but you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers.

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