The Obit For Paul Beebe

Paul A. Beebe 1942 - 2008

The Brattleboro Reformer, 9/6/2008


Paul Anthony Beebe, 66, of Indian Acres Drive in Hinsdale, died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2008, in the Hospice Room at Grace Cottage Hospital despite a long and courageous rehabilitation effort to overcome injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Woodford, Vt., on April 16th.

Paul was born in Brattleboro on March 23, 1942, the son of Victor and Leona Barcomb Beebe. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro graduating from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1961.

During his senior year at BUHS he was drafted by the Washington Senators, Carolina Semi-Pro League and played in the minor league for two years in the position of pitcher.

He later proudly served his country in the Army with the military police during the Vietnam War stationed in Germany. He was discharged from active service in 1965 and returned to Brattleboro.

For the past 31 years he was employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling of Brattleboro working as a route manager. He retired from his full-time position in January of 2008 but continued working for the company on a part-time basis. Previously he worked in construction in the Tri-State area.

Paul was active in the Greater Brattleboro Men's Softball League and played on the Emerson's Team.

Playing golf was his real passion and he held membership in the Pine Grove Country Club in Spofford. Of his other leisure time activities, he liked to putter around his home and work in his garden.

He was a faithful and devoted husband and loving father and grandfather whose life centered around his family.

He cherished time spent with his grandchildren who fondly called him "PaPa," and "PaPa Pepsi" by his late grandson, Brandyn. He loved to exchange mints for kisses.

Paul was a 31 year member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Brattleboro Post #1499, and the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5. He was a former member of the V.F.W. Carl M. Dessaint Post #1034. A devout Catholic, he was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hinsdale and St. Michaels' Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro.

Besides his wife, Tayna Ziter, of almost 42 years, whom he married Jan. 7, 1967, at ST.Michaels' Catholic Church, he leaves, one daughter Leah Griffin and husband Richard of Hinsdale, one son, Paul Beebe and wife Kerri, of Guilford, three sisters, Juanita Ardizoni of Gill, Genevieve Denkewicz of Millers Falls, and Katherine Mialkowski of Brattleboro, two brothers, Harvey Beebe of Hamilton, Ohio and Joseph Beebe of Brattleboro, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandson Brandyn Beebe, one brother, Victor "Pete" Beebe, and a sister, Loretta Whiting.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michaels' Catholic Church on Walnut Street with the Rev. Richard O'Donnell, Pastor, celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Christ Church Cemetery in Guilford.

A reception will take place after the funeral services, to be held at the V.F.W. on Black Mountain Road. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Brattleboro Elks will conduct a memorial service at 8 P.M. Monday evening.

Contributions in Paul Beebe's name may be made to St. Michael's School, 48 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, Vt, 05301, attn: Mr. Casey Bozetarnik, Principal, Grace Cottage Hospital, Route 35, Townshend, VT, 05353, or to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the Beebe family through the funeral home at www.atamaniuk.com.