Rev. Paul G. Hawbaker, 91

June 01, 2010
  • Rev. Paul G. Hawbaker

AUG. 6, 1918-MAY 30, 2010

The Rev. Paul G. Hawbaker, age 91, a resident of the Quincy Retirement Home for the past five months and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with his Lord at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010, in the nursing home.

Born Aug. 6, 1918, in Lurgan Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob and Susan (Gayman) Hawbaker.

Paul was employed for 36 years as a conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He had served as pastor at the Boonsboro, Sharpsburg and Battlefield Bible Churches and also at several other local Bible churches.

He attended Grace Bible Church in Greencastle, Pa. Paul was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

He and his wife, Laura J. (Johnston) Hawbaker, were married Aug. 30, 1940, in Hagerstown. She died Aug. 15, 1998. He was the last of his immediate family.

Surviving family are two daughters, Delores Kuhn, Moneta, Va., and Linda Healan, Windsor Locks, Conn.; two sons, Ronald Hawbaker, Boonsboro, Md., and Paul E. Hawbaker, State Line, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 10 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, with the Rev. J. Herman Fisler officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The family will receive friends at the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church one hour before the service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

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