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Paul A. Hendel

By Joshua Smith
Feb 17, 2011, 1:35pm

Stafford - Mr. Paul A. Hendel, 49, of Stafford, a Captain at Groveland Correctional Facility, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Hendel was born November 13, 1961 in Buffalo, the son of Charles (Lynn) Shorten of Gainesville, FL and the late Nancy (Ottney) Hendel.

Mr. Hendel was a Captain for 26.5 years for the New York State Department of Corrections at Attica Correctional Facility and most recently at Groveland Correctional Facility. He was also a member of the Stafford Fire Department.

Surviving along with his father are his beloved companion, Karen Nostrant of Stafford; three daughters; Emily (Michael) Colletta of Elmira, Cassandra Hendel and Allyson Hendel and their mother, Diane Hendel all of Attica, two brothers; Peter Hendel of Tonawanda and Kenneth (Stacy) Shorten of FL; three sisters; Mindy (Mike) Clapp of Gainesville, FL, Debbie (Mike) Zawela of Jacksonville, FL, and Heather (Mike) Groat of Tonawanda; a grandson, Charles Colletta of Elmira. Many nieces and nephews also survive. 

Friends may visit the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia on Sunday 1-5 p.m. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica. Memorials may be made to the Stafford Fire Department P.O. Box 56, Stafford, New York 14143. Condolences may be made at

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