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HOFFMAN, Rev. Paul Edward

HOFFMAN - Rev. Paul Edward Passed away February 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Luise Hoffman; a son, Paul Stephan (Christine); grandson, Paul Aexander (Rachel); brothers, James (Eileen) of Barker, NY, and John (Gene) of St. Johnsville, NY; and cousin, Anne Buddenhagen of Ralegh, NC; also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in the Buffalo area. Paul graduated from East Aurora High School in 1946, Wagner College in 1949 and Mt. Airy Lutheran Seminary Philadelphia, PA. He did graduate studies in Berlin where he met his wife Luise (nee Kropatschek). He worked for the Lutheran Federation in Geneva Switzerland and taught for number of years at the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He returned to Germany in 1978 as secretary to The Berlin Mission Society where he retired in 1994. A memorial service was held March 16 at the Kirche am Lietensee in Berlin.

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