Paul Weber, 86, a retired engineer and resident of Wellfleet for 19 years, formerly of Ridgefield, CT, died peacefully surrounded by family members on May 15, 2013. He leaves his wife of nearly 63 years, and five children; Karen Arnold of Wellfleet, Paul of Danbury, CT, Mike and his wife Jill of Orleans, MA, Rick of New Paltz, NY and Bill and his wife, Charlene of Wellfleet, MA. Paul, the "environmental grandfather" leaves eleven grandchildren, Avery, Michael, Jesse, Ryan, Ian, Jason, Nicholas, Bethany, Daniel, Sam and Emily; and one great-granddaughter, Camdyn. He was born in New York City and raised in Larchmont, NY, the son of the late Paul and Mitzi Weber. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Berlin during the occupation. Paul graduated from Rutgers University, as a civil engineer, June 1950. Paul married Shirley Fortuin in June 1950 and they shared 62 years together. Paul was involved in a family business in commercial chutes for mail, linen and trash which with his innovative mind led him to the more specialized area of spiral chutes, "Engineered spiral chutes," a product he was most proud of. Paul had a passion for renewable energy. He served on the Wellfleet energy committee, human services committee, and volunteered at Audubon as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program, a marine life cruise data collector and was very much part of the Chapel-in-the-Pines. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the caring staff and nurses at the Terraces, in Orleans. The loving care provided to Paul in his final days will not soon be forgotten. A memorial service to celebrate Paul's life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00am at the Chapel-in-the Pines, 220 Samoset Road, Eastham. The family would like to invite friends to their home following the service. Donations in Paul's memory may be made to Hope Dementia and Alzheimer's Services, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.
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Published in The Cape Codder from May 18 to May 25, 2013