March 30, 1918 -
March 20, 2013
Resident of Livermore
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, builder, volunteer, WWII Army veteran and Christian.
Born in Anita, IA, Paul worked as a bricklayer, contractor and 27 years with IBM as a customer service engineer & manager.
He loved to hike in the mountains, help others, restore antique clocks and work with his hands.
Paul is survived by his wife Juanita, children Karen Rinker (Donald) of Castro Valley & David Benson (Diana) of Burbank, grandchildren Bradley Rinker (Shannon) of Ft Walton Beach, FL, Nora Rinker & great-grandson Evan of Castro Valley, his brother Carl Benson (Marge) of Ames, IA, and step-children Evelyn Fearon (Donald), Dianna Orloff (Norman), Stan Mansfield (Lori), Elaine Mansfield (Gary Schultz). He was preceded in death by his first wife Esther.
A Celebration of Homegoing will be held on Sunday April 14, 2pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore CA.
Donations may be made to Hope Hospice of Dublin or Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 11, 2013