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John Paul Hoffman, III
NEWPORT—J. Paul Hoffman, III, 80, died January 4, 2013 at a Brewer nursing home. He was born October 22, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, 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 the Corinna Post 73 American Legion.

Paul owned and operated Gannon’s Station Café in Massapequa Park, Long Island. 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 3 sons, J. Paul Hoffman, IV and his wife Rebecca of Newport, Arthur Hoffman and wife Susan of Ft. Myers, FL, Kyle Hoffman and wife Onawa of Indian Island; a daughter, Margaret “Linda” Shannon and husband Dennis of Clinton; a brother, Howard Lustgarden and wife Barbara of Endicott, New York; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

Paul was predeceased by his wife, Margaret June Hoffman, and a brother Gary Lustgarden.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM Monday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 8th. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children, c/o Anah Shrine, P. O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402. Those who wish may leave written condolences at

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