Paul R. Scarborough II

Paul R. Scarborough, II

Artist Paul Scarborough, age 69, born in Wilmington, DE, of Claymont, DE, studio in Chadds Ford, PA, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 after his unsuccessful battle with melanoma.

While his friends are many, his life was too short, the gentle giant gave more than he took ... His paintings reflected his thoughts, people, places, things he knew and loved, while the elusive, but always there, little red bird that flew round and about.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, Paul R. and Virginia Cochran Scarborough; sister, Linda; and brother, David. He is survived by his family, Barbara Noble-Moore, daughter, Dawn and her husband Jon Jackson, of Chadds Ford, PA; sons, David Noble, Larry Noble and his wife, Ann of Heber Springs, AR. To Paul, the best invention in God's world, were his grandchildren, Jaime Ann, Kendel Lyn, Virginia Lee, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Ava and Isla Noble. He is also survived by his aunt, Jean Cochran; cousins, Bitsy, Diane and Danny Cochran of Rehoboth Beach, DE; and cousins, Jerre Petrie of WI, John Lennon of AL and Dan Lennon of MT.

A special thank you to Dr. William Cohen at Aston Medical, Dr. Raymond Vivacqua at Associates in Hematology-Oncology at Brinton Lake, the Oncology, Radiology and ICU Staff at Crozer Hospital, Dr. Jeffrey M. Farma and Dr. Richard Schmidt at Fox Chase, Coleen Jones, Daniel Mitchell and "Arvin", (his Physical Therapist) at Shipley Manor, to Hardcastle's Gallery, Strodes Mill Gallery and Chadds Ford Gallery for their support and to special friends Judy and Mike Duross, Captain Mike and Sue Linton.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703 from 6-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, PO Box 202, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.

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Published in The News Journal on Feb. 9, 2014