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Paul R. Battenberg Sr.

1910 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Paul R. Battenberg Sr. Obituary
Battenberg Sr, Paul R. 09/08/1910 ~ 08/13/2014 SAN MARCOS -- Twenty-five days short of his 104th birthday, Paul left us to join his wife and two sons. Paul was born in Canton, Ohio. He attended school in the Eastern US because his father was a trouble- shooter for the A & P supermarket chain. He attended college for two years at the University of Kansas, transferred to the University of Oklahoma, and graduated in 1933 as a petroleum engineer. After graduation, he married Helen Spiegel of Allentown, PA in 1934. Paul worked for the City of Allentown, PA until 1951 when he moved his family to Akron, Ohio. He held positions at several companies, and finished his career as Construction Engineer for Akron in the Public Works Dept. He retired in March of 1975 and moved to San Marcos, CA, where he took up the game of golf. Paul and Helen traveled the US and Canada in their motor home for 25 years until he was 90 years old. His wife of 69 years passed away in 2003. In his early years, he enjoyed skiing, bowling, and gardening which became necessary during the World War II years. He was active in the Jordan Lodge 673 F & A M of Allentown, PA. He served as Worshipful Master in 1945. At his 100th birthday in 2010, he continued to pass his drivers test annually and drove locally until a hip fracture in April of 2013. Paul is survived by his son, Paul J.; five granddaughters; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter. Services will be held on his birthday, September 8th, at Grandview Cemetery in Allentown, PA.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Aug. 24, 2014
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