Death of Paul Hirschy, Bishop 2001-2005

Former Bishop Paul E. Hirschy, 75, passed away December 1, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements are being made through the Myers Funeral Home in Huntington.

Paul graduated from Huntington University in 1968, and that year began ten years of pastoral ministry–initially in Convoy, Ohio, followed by nine years at Park UB church in Bluffton, Ind. He managed the denominational printshop 1978-1981, and then was elected by General Conference to the first of five terms as Director of Church Services at the UB national office.

In 2001, Paul was elected bishop of the US National Conference. He served in that role until 2005. He worked the next seven years as a development officer at Huntington University, and since 2012 has been associate pastor at College Park UB church in Huntington.

On October 1, 2021, Huntington University awarded Paul the Distinguished Alumni Citation, which recognizes exceptional service over an extended period of time. “Service” is, indeed, what Paul is most known for—a man with a true servant’s heart.

Condolences can be sent to Paul’s wife, Barbara, at:

Barbara Hirschy
5493 N Goshen Road
Huntington, IN 46750-8940

  • Watterly Ron Watterly
    Posted at 11:13h, 02 December

    Paul was a great and of God, loving and compassionate.

  • Pamela (Sovine) Longsworth
    Posted at 13:14h, 02 December

    He will always be special. Only attending Adams Central one year for me, I got to see more of his wonderful personality at class reunions. Love knowing a Godly person was a class mate. May God comfort his family as he has in the past.

  • Debra Miller
    Posted at 19:11h, 02 December

    Our sincere condolences from Clarence and the late Kate(Luginbill) Hamrick family.

  • Nancy Paul
    Posted at 20:05h, 02 December

    So sorry for your loss he is a great man God Bless you and your families

  • Linda Taylor
    Posted at 20:12h, 02 December

    Paul was a wonderful man of God, a great servant for the kingdom. He was kind and caring to everyone he met! He will be missed!

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