Paul Hostetler

April 2, 1944 - December 27, 2020
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Paul Hostetler, age 76, of Osprey, FL, passed away on December 27, 2020.  He was born in Plain City, Ohio to Alvin and Katie Hostetler on April 2, 1944.  Paul moved to Florida in 1970.  He was the founder and former president of PGT Industries in Venice. Paul was a Christian man who will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a hunting enthusiast, and traveled the world on many hunting expeditions.

Surviving family members include his wife, Sally Hostetler, of Osprey; daughter Jody Kline of Steamboat Springs, CO; son Troy Hostetler of Sarasota, FL; 4 grandchildren, Hannah Kline and Katelyn Kline of Steamboat Springs, Joslyn Hostetler of Warrendale, PA, and Owen  Hostetler of Zelienople, PA; brothers Lavern Hostetler (Linda) of Sarasota, Floyd Hostetler of Sarasota, and Milton Hostetler (Elaine) of Sarasota.  Paul was preceded in death by his brother Mark Hostetler and Mark’s wife Doris.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, services will be private.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  To share a memory of Paul or to send a condolence to the family visit

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Born: April 2, 1944
Died: December 27, 2020

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Kathy Bell posted on 1/4/21

To the Hostetler family, My heart is heavy today, and I know yours is too. To Know Paul, was to love Paul. He was a wonderful man of great Faith, with a heart of gold. Paul worked hard to achieve his extraordinary success, and remained ever so humble and kind. I am honored to have known Paul. He lived a positive life in full color! Im so sorry for your loss. Kathy Bell


Ervin Raber posted on 1/2/21

Sorry to hear about Paul. Our prayers are with the family. Always enjoyed visiting with Paul. Ervin Raber,Raber Patio


Chuck & Lisa Frady posted on 12/30/20

Out thoughts & prayers are with all of Paul's family.


Eli Herschberger posted on 12/30/20

Wish to light a candle and hope it burns eternally for my friend Paul. Will see you on the other side my friend.


Eli Herschberger posted on 12/30/20

We have lost an Icon. Paul was a personal friend and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. My condolence to the family with heart felt sympathy.


Kirsten posted on 12/29/20

I met Paul while sitting on the back of a horse in the summer of 1994 in Steamboat Springs, CO. He had a ranch there and I had a ranch there. He mentioned that he was from Venice, FL, and owned a small window company. Little did I know then that it was a huge window company and that we would become friends for so many years. I have many stories, of trail rides, hunting, parties, weddings, ranch accidents, fast cars, and shared birthdays as we’re only two days apart. In 1999, he asked me to move to Florida and work for him at PGT as the assistant to the chairman. That was a game-changer that is totally attributed to Paul and met many wonderful friends at PGT that I still cherish today. So many stories, so many memories, and such a big void he is leaving us with. Happy Trails dear friend, Happy Trails


David and Dorian Demarest posted on 12/29/20

So very sorry to hear that Paul has passed . . . onto the his next journey. My husband and I have known Paul for many years, through trials and tribulations, and he has always pulled through and been one of the best! Our Prayers and hearts are with his Wife, kids and grandkids, his entire family and his friends, through this very sad time.


Ms. Norma Young posted on 12/29/20

Deeply sadden for your loss “Hostetler Family”. I had the privilege of working 20 years for His company. My fondest memory of him is that he established in my opinion a family style atmosphere that is still rooted in our core values at PGT . A man of respect who treated everyone equal. To Paul all deserved an opportunity to succeed. Often as you traveled the mezzanine you would see him with the assemblers on the production floor never failed to greet u face to face or talk with you. His Generosity and genuine personality when he hosted the Christmas Galas for everyone in the company. Paul mingled and shared with all of us. A great Christian love for people and a pride in his company and it was felt by everyone. We felt close to him in one way or another. Paul will never be forgotten as he holds a special place in my memories and heart as I know so many others feel the same.


Karen Bowles posted on 12/29/20

Paul is such a caring person. I have never worked for anyone that I loved working for as much as Paul. He never acted like he was better than you. He always had a smile for you. He will always hold a special part in my heart.


Patty Sullivan posted on 12/29/20

My deepest sympathy to the family. I started working at PGT (Vinyl Tech) in 1981, it didn’t take long to find out what a kind and generous man Paul was. When I had car problems, he had someone come and fix it and paid for it. There are too many things to list of all the ways he influenced my life, he was not only the owner/president of PGT he was a good friend. He treated every employee with respect and took good care of us. Although, I haven’t seen Paul for several years, I kept in touch through FB. He will be greatly missed 💔🙏


Robert Koson posted on 12/28/20

So sorry about Paul, not only was he a customer for years but a very good friend. Will miss not seeing him when I get down to Venice. Bob Koson


Nicki Conway posted on 12/28/20

Dear Sally and family of Paul. I'm very sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was a lovely man who embraced life to the fullest. He built a fantastic and respectable business that will live on far into the future. Paul will be missed in this world.


Debbie Raho posted on 12/28/20

Prayers for the family🙏 I’ve known Paul from working at PGT since the early 90’s, he was such a down to earth man that always said Hi to everyone! He will surely be missed!


Susan and Gene Balsinger posted on 12/28/20

So sorry to read of Paul’s passing. He was a very special and down to earth man who will be greatly missed.