Welcome to the memorial page for

Paul William Hoffnagle

September 27, 1964 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 52)

Paul William Hoffnagle, 52, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Born September 27, 1964 in York, PA, he was the son of the late Gerald and Rita (Dietrich) Hoffnagle.  He was the loving husband of Benae M. (Fry) Hoffnagle, with whom he shared twenty-three and a half years of marriage.

In addition to his loving wife, Benae, Paul is survived by his children, Emma J. Hoffnagle and Luke W. Hoffnagle; his brothers, Gerald Hoffnagle and David Hoffnagle.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Hoffnagle.

Paul was a loving father, husband, brother, friend, and mentor to all that were blessed by his love and guiding hand. Paul was passionate about life, his family, his friends, Commonwealth Fire Protection, the outdoors, and teaching young people and his dogs to embrace those same passions. He is going to be remembered for his wit, generosity, and energy before 5 a.m., but not after 7 p.m. 

Paul was a 1982 graduate of Central York High School, and a 1985 graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.  He was self-employed as the co-owner of Commonwealth Fire Protection.  In addition, Paul was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Spring Grove, PA.  He belonged to AFSA, ABC, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Pheasants Forever, Delaware Water Fowlers, HBC, NCBBA, Ducks Unlimited, NRA, Rocky Mountain Elk Assoc., the Straban & Mt. Pleasant Hunting Lodge, and Trout Unlimited. 

A Funeral service to celebrate and remember Paul’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 219 South Beaver Street, York, PA, with Father Carroll and Rev. Carol Bowman officiating.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York, PA.  A visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m, Monday, August 7, 2017, at Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, PA.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Stephen E. Scott Scholarship Fund or to the John Romero Family Memorial, and can be sent to: c/o Commonwealth Fire Protection, 2749 Creek Hill Road, Leola, PA 17540. 

The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Stephen E. Scholarship Fund or to the John Romero Family Memorial
c/o Commonwealth Fire Protection, 2749 Creek Hill Road, Leola, PA 17540., Leola PA 17540

 Service Information

August 7, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc.
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331

Funeral Service
August 8, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
219 South Beaver Street
York, PA 17401

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