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