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Harvey Paul Honsinger, aged 60, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona after a month-long battle with COVID-19. Paul was born January 21, 1960 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
He graduated from Lake Charles High School and studied political science and history at the University of Michigan. He received his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University where he served as an associate editor of Volume 45 of the Louisiana Law Review. He was an instructor, student government advisor, counselor, and proud alumni of the Governor's Program for Gifted Children in Louisiana. He was an Attorney and Military Science Fiction author and editor. His works include the Man of War series: To Honor You Call Us, For Honor We Stand, and Brothers in Valor.
Paul had a wide variety of interests which included but weren't limited to history (Byzantine in particular), religion, politics, multiple branches of science, education, art, cooking, astronomy, space travel, writing, and more. He answered many questions on Quora.com and some of his answers were published in Forbes, Apple News, Huffington Post, Slate FR and others.
He had an astounding number of friends who meant the world to him. He never hesitated to drop whatever he was doing to lend a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry on, or a word of advice. He was a committed family man who would do anything and everything for those he loved. He was a loving, considerate, and thoughtful husband. A proud and devoted father. A dedicated son and doting brother.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey G. Honsinger.
Paul is survived by his wife, Kathleen Honsinger; his daughter, Sarah Grace Honsinger; his mother, Judith Arceneaux Honsinger; his sister and brother-in-law, Kathlene H. and Patrick Deaville; and his nephew, Patrick Austin Deaville.
His ashes will be interred with his family in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at his Facebook page: H. Paul Honsinger. Memorials may be given to the Friends of the Governor's Program for Gifted Children.
Arrangements were placed in the care of Mohave Memorial Lake Havasu Mortuary.

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Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Sep. 6 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 8, 2020
I’m so sorry. I never met Paul but was a friend of his dad’s through the Bayou Writers’ Group in Lake Charles. My prayers are with his family.
Jessica Ferguson
September 8, 2020
We were next door neighbors growing up. Paul would rather stay inside and read than go out and play. He loved to talk with my dad, Mr. Bob, about things he learned. Crew cut, black frame glasses, book in his hand, he reminded me of Mr. Peabody. Sweet and kind like Ms. Judy. He loved his mom, dad, and, especially, baby sister, Kathlene. When she was born, he would sit on the couch holding her, and glow with love and pride.

Paul is Home! I’m sure he’s found all of the historical figures he read and wrote about, and is talking their ears off! Big Harvey is wandering around Heaven looking for him, just like when he was little!

Prayers and love to his Kathleen, and children, Ms. Judy, and Kathlene. He is your special guardian angel now.

The picture is Bob Ferguson holding Paul in Dec. 1960.
Linda Ferguson Glasgow
September 7, 2020
Paul, you were a Godsend to so many people, including myself. Please meet me up there when I myself go up there to go before The Judge myself.
Chris Nold
September 6, 2020
I’ve known Paul since 1975 and his dad a few years even before that. Paul was undoubtedly one of the (if not THE) smartest human beings I’ve been lucky enough to ever know. But it wasn’t just his seeming photographic memory or his insatiable curiosity about everything, it was his ability to connect disparate bits of information, sometimes garnered years apart, to create fascinating explanations of interdisciplinary topics. The world is a lesser place without the intellect, kindness, generosity and character of HPH. Sincerest condolences to all who love him. He is missed.
Richard Holland
September 6, 2020
Only got to actually meet you once or twice but sure enjoyed your entire family. Since we purchased your Uncle Brian’s Trinity Bay Tx place next to your parent’s place we became entwined with all things Honsinger. Enjoyed your very detailed explanations on Facebook. Enjoyed stories of your family and upcoming marriage of Sarah, that cutie that would come over to Tx with your parents. Rest In Peace and prayers for peace and comfort for all the Honsinger family. Chris and Danny Jeanes
Chris Jeanes
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