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Date of Birth March 24, 2019

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Date of Passing March 29, 2019

Paul Joseph Hofbeck

from Bernardsville, New Jersey, United States


Paul Joseph Hofbeck, 77, of Boca Raton, FL, passed away peacefully after a short illness with his wife by his side on Friday March 29, 2019. Paul will be missed by his wife of 51 years, Dianna Hofbeck (nee Barbarick), his daughters, Jennifer Morrissey (nee Hofbeck) and Allison Anderson (nee Hofbeck) and six grandchildren, Grace,19, Paige, 16, Clare,15, Gavin,10, Sloane,9, and Laine,8.


Paul attended Seton Hall Prep and proceeded to Seton Hall University, in South Orange, NJ, where he majored in education, English literature and history. Paul was an Advanced Placement teacher of English, American literature, and Shakespeare at Southern Regional in Manahawkin, NJ for 32 years. In addition to teaching, Paul coached the school's English Olympiad team to several regional and state championships. Paul was a beloved teacher who continued to maintain friendships with several students in to their adulthood.


After meeting in Long beach Island, NJ, Paul and Dianna married on December 27, 1967 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Paul spent 40 years in his dream home in Absecon, where he was able to care for his 3 archers of land. Paul and Dianna moved to Boca Raton, FL, in 2012.


Paul enjoyed spending time with his wife and family and epically loved spending time with his 6 grandchildren who knew him as “Poppi.” Paul also enjoyed cheap coffee, but good beer, watching any sport on TV, but especially Seton Hall Basketball, attending Broadway plays and live music, refinishing furniture, collecting and carving south jersey decoys and shore birds, collecting art glass, playing poker with his buddies, and riding on his tractor for hours (even when the grass didn’t need it). Paul, we will carry your memory and smile in our hearts forever.


His celebration of life will take place at the Waterberry Club House on 10743 Boca Chace Drive in Boca Raton, FL, on Sunday, April 14th from 2 to 6 PM. All family and friends of Paul and Dianna are welcome to celebrates Paul’s life with us.


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    Reply Savannah henry / Apr 17, 2019

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, losing a loved one is very hard, on of my favorite scriptures is Revelation 21:4 and it says “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Isn’t that comforting? May the God of all comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.

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