Paul Hess Jr.WWII Coast Guard vet, avid Manheim sportsman

By on May 9, 2012

Paul Hess Jr., formerly of Manheim and Brethren Village, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

Born in Elizabethtown, he was the son of the late Paul M. and Parthene Haunstein Hess. He was the loving husband of Betty Brenneman Hess and they would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in June of this year.

Retired in 1984, Paul drove truck for the former Mushroom Transportation, Mount Joy. He was a 1945 graduate of Elizabethtown High School and proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Paul was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, and a life member of the Manheim Sportsman’s Association. He was also past president of Big Chiques Bowman, Elizabethtown. Paul was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons: Richard P., husband of Deborah Hess, of Bainbridge; William D., husband of Ann Marie Hess, of Lititz; and Scott B., husband of Annette Hess, of Mount Joy; a daughter: Lisa K., wife of Scott Andrews, of McVeytown; eight grandchildren; one brother: Gerald H. Hess, of Williamsburg; and two sisters: Marian Grubb, of Palmyra; and Betty, wife of Marlin Ruhl, of Manheim.

His memorial service was held at Brethren Village Chapel, Lancaster, on May 4 with Pastor J. Mark Tedford officiating. Interment took place in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township. Kindly omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Paul’s memory to Brethren Village Good Samaritan Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606.

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