NEWPORT – J. Paul Hoffman III, 80, died Jan. 4, 2013, at a Brewer nursing home. He was born Oct. 22, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of John Paul and Elizabeth (Odman) Hoffman II.
He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and the Marines, both in Korea. He was a life member of Corinna Post No. 73 American Legion. Paul owned and operated Gannon’s Station Cafe, Massapequa Park, Long Island, N.Y. He moved to Maine in 1985 and was a deputy sheriff for Somerset County. Paul was a Mason and Shriner at Anah Shrine, Bangor.
He is survived by three sons, J. Paul Hoffman IV and wife, Rebecca, of Newport, Arthur Hoffman and wife, Susan of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kyle Hoffman and wife, Onawa, of Indian Island; daughter, Margaret “Linda” Shannon and husband, Dennis, of Clinton; brother, Howard Lustgarden and wife, Barbara, of Endicott, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Paul was predeceased by his wife, Margaret June Hoffman; and brother, Gary Lustgarden.
Friends may call 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine Hospital for Children, care of Anah Shrine, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.