BREWER AND BANGOR - Paul G. Webster passed peacefully Saturday, July 11, at his home in Bangor. He was born on January 3, 1925, in Springfield, Maine, to Harry B. and Ruth (McKinney) Webster. He graduated from Eastern Maine Institute in Springfield in 1943 as salutatorian of his class. Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the 43rd Division 172 Inf. Col. in the South Pacific Campaign during World War II. He received a Purple Heart for his wartime injury.
Paul worked for the U.S. Railroad Mail and Postal Service for 35 years, retiring in 1981. While living in Scarborough he was a coach and manager of the Little, Senior, and Babe Ruth Leagues as well as the American Legion Libby Post baseball teams. He was a member of the Scarborough Lion's Club, Scarborough Rescue for over 20 years (a founding member), and Boy Scout Master of Troop 39. He was a past master and 60 year member of Gov. William King Masonic Lodge #219 AF & AM of Scarborough, Portland - St. Alban #2 Commandery RT, Portland Council #4 RTSM, Joppa Royal Arch Chapter #13 of South Portland, a life member of Millwee Chapter #198 Order of Eastern Star and Stewart Miles VFW Post 4527 of Orrington. Paul was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Orrington.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Alfreda (Lobley) Webster, his daughter Paula (Joseph Benoit); three sisters: Shirley (Lester) Delano, Theo Webster, and Geraldine McCormack, and sister-in-law Eleanor Webster; four grandchildren: Amanda (Kevin Bengtson), Bethany (Tarik Lotfi), Betsy (Rink Varian), and Benjamin Benoit; nine great grandchildren: Rosalee and Emmy Lou Varian; Hunter, Mohammed, Yosef, and Seloa Lotfi; Liberty, Brylee and Sadie Bengtson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his son, Timothy Webster; two sisters: Helen Worcester and Mae Thibodeau; five brothers: Kenneth, Lawrence, Lowell, Maynard, and Stanley Webster.
Family and friends are welcome to share in a celebration of Paul's life, conducted by Pastor Harbour Mitchell and the officers and members of Ralph J. Pollard Lodge #217 of Orrington at 1:00pm, Wednesday, July 15, Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 S. Main St., Brewer, ME. Visiting hour 12:00 till time of service, Wednesday; refreshments and fellowship immediately following the service.
Those wishing to remember Paul in a special way may make donations in his memory to United Methodist Church, 14 Center Dr., Orrington, ME 04474.