February 9, 2020 On Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, Paul Edward Hultberg passed away at his home in Asheville. He was the son of the late Edward Hultberg Jr. and Betty Robinson Hultberg. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Evelyn Hoover Hultberg; daughter, Jennifer Doherty and husband, Shawn Doherty; granddaughter, Michelle Doherty of Asheville; and great-grandson, Bart Watkins and his father, Max Watkins of Charlotte; son, Andrew Hultberg and wife, Barbara Schmitz Hultberg; grandsons, Christopher and Patrick of Greensboro; and a sister, Helen Kester of Freeland, Wash. One granddaughter, Ashley Doherty, predeceased him. Paul was a 1962 graduate of Orange High School, Orange, N.J., and received a BA of Philosophy from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa., and a MBA from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Paul was retired from Barium Springs Home for Children, part of Children's Hope Alliance in March of 2010. Paul spent most of his life working in the non-profit field, first as a YMCA director, Fund Raiser for Spirit Square in Charlotte, and lastly working in information systems for Barium Springs Home for Children. He was active with United Way, Habitat, Big Brothers and Sisters, Rotary, mediation work, and spent his retirement years being a volunteer for Care Partner in Asheville. He loved the mountains of North Carolina and hiked many of its trails with his hiking buddies from the Statesville area. He was a member of the Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting in Black Mountain. His memorial service will be held at a later date. If you wish to make a donation in his honor, please make it to Barium Springs Home for Children or Children's Hope Alliance, 156 Frazier Loop, Statesville, NC 28677. www.ashevilleareaalternative.com
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