Batavia - Paul George Hoffman passed away from cancer on Monday, July 26th, 2021.
Paul was born Saturday, March 11th, 1950 in Batavia, a son of the late William R. "Coke" Hoffman and Shelagh Kennedy Hoffman.
Many knew Paul Hoffman as Batavia’s long-standing, neighborhood bartender at places like The Treadway, Holiday Inn, and Big Daddy’s. For nearly 50 years, he was the friendly face behind the bar that you could always count on for an inappropriate joke and a drink on the house. Whether you were a “regular” or a trucker just passing through, Paul treated everyone he met with respect. He was an ear for all your woes and a “cheers” for all of your celebrations.
In his earlier years he enjoyed playing most sports but was especially fond of golf and basketball. When it came to being a sports fan, he shamelessly rooted for the Browns & Indians. Later in life, he enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family as much as possible.
Paul was a loving father, devoted husband, cherished brother, proud grandfather, and respected friend. Anyone that knew him, would agree that he lived life on his own terms. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
Paul is the husband of Madeline "Lynn" Zambito Hoffman who passed away on December 18, 2013.
He is survived by his children; Christopher Hoffman of Batavia, Jaclyn Hoffman and Matthew Hoffman, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his granddaughter; Cameron Hoffman of Virginia Beach, Virginia; the children's mother; Gayle Marich of Florida; two brothers; John (Gloria) Hoffman of Hilton Head, South Carolina and Robert (Late Robin) Hoffman of West Palm Beach, Florida; two nephews, Tyler Hoffman of Florida and Travis Hoffman of California and two nieces; Jill Skill of Charlotte, North Carolina and Kelly Skill of New York City.
He is predeceased by his sister, Billie (late Phil) Skill.
There are no prior visiting hours. Friends are invited to attend Paul 's graveside service at 11:00 am on Monday, August 2nd, 2021 from Grand View Cemetery, Clinton Street Road, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Paul's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.