July 14, 1958 - April 28, 2022
N.E. Barry Hofstetter HOME in the presence of his God: 4/28/2022 Barry was born in the Territory of Hawaii 7/14/1958. With his older brother Lee, the boys grew up on 100 acers of woodland near Ellicott City, MD. In High school Barry accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in Classics and took his MA in Classics from The Ohio State University. Barry completed the M.Div. and the Th.M. in Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. His love for God and ancient languages continued to grow throughout his life. Barry read through the Greek New Testament multiple times each year for over 40 years and the Hebrew Old Testament for over 30 years. He was an outstanding exegete of the Scriptures and an excellent preacher, an evangelist who could contextualize the Gospel to whoever he was with. His gift and love for teaching – literally anything to anyone - was evident in all that he did. Barry was an OPC interim pastor. He taught Latin, Greek, Bible, and Exegesis to students K through Ph.D. N E Barry Hofstetter Memorial Service May 15, 2022 1:00pm Remembering Together 2:00pm Memorial Service 3:00pm Reception Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church 2410 Huntingdon Pike Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Barry met Shari doing short term missions with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Florence, Italy. Engaged in Austria that same summer, they married December 10, 1983. Their life together was grounded in their love for God and the calling to serve in ministry together. Barry became a father in Nanchang, China in 1998 when he and Shari adopted Nathania, and then two years later Jacqueline. His girls were his pride and joy. Barry was a father of Scottish dancers and taught his girls Latin, Greek and Bible at The American Academy. He was a mentor and Latin teacher at John M Barrack Hebrew Academy. He loved long walks with the dogs and reading The Hobbit out loud to Shari. Barry fought hard against an aggressive cancer. He continued to teach to just days before his death. He treasured every moment with his girls. Barry witnessed the Gospel of our Lord in the simple living of his life. N.E. Barry Hostetter is deeply loved. If you would like to donate in Barry’s memory, his family asks that checks payable to Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church (HVPC) be marked on the memo line for Ukraine Relief Fund. These funds will go through our Presbytery to a missionary friend and his church in Ukraine, which supplies food, medicine, fuel, transportation, and other humanitarian relief services to alleviate suffering in that war torn country. Please send checks to HVPC at the church address: 2364 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Services and Interment Private.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter HOME in the presence of his God: 4/28/2022 Barry was born in the Territory of Hawaii 7/14/1958. With his older brother Lee, the boys grew up on 100 acers of woodland near Ellicott City, MD. In High school Barry accepted... View Obituary & Service Information
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N.E. Barry Hofstetter
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