The Obit For Jean Aube

Jean Paul Aub, Sr.

The Dallas Morning News, May 6, 2009

Jean Paul Jean Paul Aube', Sr. was received in heaven by his Lord and Savior and wife, Louise, on May 4, 2009.

Born October 19, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Paul, or JP, as many of his friends called him, had a lifelong love of sports. Paul grew up playing baseball and hockey in Montreal and was drafted in both sports.

Even though he could not speak English at the time, he chose baseball and at the age of eighteen he left his family to head south and play pro ball in El Dorado, Arkansas. It was there he met his wife, Louise. They were married for 51 years until her death in 2004.

Paul played pro ball from 1948 to 1953. He was a member of Peach Tabernacle Church in Mesquite, Texas. Paul retired from Merck in 1992 after a 35 year career as a pharmaceutical salesman and consultant. Paul continued his love for baseball as a coach and manager for over thirty years in the Dallas Amateur Baseball Association.

He took pride in the fact that his "Dallas A's" won three national championships in the AABC Stan Musial Division. Paul always said his players made him proud, not just on the field, but off the field too.

At the young age of 68, he joined the Dallas Athletic Country Club. DAC and golf became his passion, and anytime the weather and his health would cooperate, you would find him at DAC working on the latest swing tip from the Golf Channel.

Paul is survived by son Jean Paul (Gene) Aube', Jr. and wife Rene and their children Meredith and Jean Paul III of Heath, TX, and son Richard Brian Aube' and wife Sonia, and their children Taylor and Tanner of Dallas, TX., Paul was preceded in death by his parents Maria and Georges Aube', brothers Henry, Gerard, Claude, and sister Mimi.

He is survived by sisters Germaine Marcotte, Jeanne Aube', Gisele Smithers, and Celine Brown, who all reside in Canada.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Sparkman Funeral Home, Richardson, Texas.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Jean Paul's name to The American Cancer Society, 8900 West John Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247.