Paul Hanover passed away at his home suddenly on Sunday, September 15, 2019. He was 73. Paul was born on September 13, 1946 in Buffalo, NY. He graduated from Buffalo’s Canisius High School in 1964, and from Georgetown University in 1968. That same year Paul married the former Marcia Horwitz and enrolled in Officer Candidate School, subsequently accepting a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served on active duty for 28 years as a jet pilot, unit commander, program manager and more, ultimately retiring as a Colonel. He had a second career as a defense contractor during which he relocated to Heathrow, FL and eventually semi-retired. Paul loved action novels, adventure games, and relaxing on his patio. He also loved music in many forms and was active in barbershop quartets and choruses for over 20 years.
Paul is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Marcia, his brother Mark, his three children Paul, Sarah, and Sean, and his eight grandchildren: Rebecca, Sean, Joseph, Patrick, Mary, Ethan, Travis, and Margaret. He dearly loved his family, and they him.
He will be laid to rest at Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Paul’s memory to the Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation at https://cfmarinecorpsfoundation.org.