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Paul Hollingshead






Paul David Hollingshead, "P.D.", 64, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at his home.

Born August 3, 1956 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Paul LeRoy Hollingshead and the late Bertha (Pat) Hollingshead.

Paul was a father of two, a runner and embattled O's and Redskins fan. He was always a quiet man of sense who never tired of his own dad-jokes and dry humor. Paul was as dependable as the faith in God that he so cherished; traits that were instilled in him by his two loving parents.  Survived by his children, Joshua and Heather, Paul provided a life for his family by serving as a corrections officer to the state of Maryland which saw him rise to the rank of Captain during his 25 year career.  In 2005 after his retirement from the Maryland Divisions of Corrections, he continued his service to the community as an employee to the City of Frederick.  From 2005 until 2018, Paul worked as a carpenter, mason and parking technician for the city until his retirement that September.  Paul was a Freemason, member of the Antietam Lodge 197 in Keedysville, raised 4-2-81. 

He is survived by his children, Heather Crawford and Joshua Hollingshead (and wife Angela); brother, Bruce L. Hollingshead (and wife Elizabeth); four grandsons, Garrett Michael Crawford, Jacob Wayne Crawford, John Thomas Hollingshead, and Jackson Paul Hollingshead; and granddaughter, Audrey Luan Hollingshead.

A service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, PO Box 148, Funkstown, MD 21734.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

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I only met Paul a few times (I am close friends of Bruce and Elizabeth’s) but he was always so sweet and cordial and went out of his way to make conversation and engage my family. While soft spoken, he certainly had a sparkle in his eye and a kindness that radiated from him. I pray for overwhelming comfort for this family and you work through this tragic loss.

Christy Bernhard
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Deepest sympathies to the Hollingshead family. Paul was a great friend. Soft spoken, a man of his word, every time we would see each other he would speak in his best drill instructors tone and voice “ How’s it going Marine”. PD you will be missed, a man of your caliber I have no doubt you’ll be well received by our savior the lord Jesus Christ . RIP my friend ,Jar Head says so...

Harry Baker
Chewsville, Maryland

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