UNION - With great sadness we announce the passing of Paul Obert of Union.
Paul was the husband of Jackie Merrick, father to Ryan (Amanda), Nicole, Deen (Calvin), Cameron; grandfather to Mason, Caleb, Brooks, Grace, Gavin, Darcy, brother to Mary Ellen and Nora.
From an early age, Paul was curious and an inventor. His dad set him up with a workbench and equipment that led to a lifetime interest in electronics. As a ham radio operator he connected with people worldwide and made lasting, life friendships with fellow operators. An avid and accomplished golfer, he liked nothing better than a round or two on a sunny day. He had many professional successes and travelled to over 100 countries in his lifetime. In the past few years his circle expanded, including many in the Midcoast area. He and Jackie had busy lives with family, friendships and travel.
Paul was immensely proud of their children, and was grateful that they could spend time with him in recent months. He spoke about the wonderful adults and parents they had become. He beamed when he spoke of his grandkids.
Jackie is grateful for the overwhelming support of her family, friends and community over the past weeks. From meals to visits, to prayers, she never felt alone in caring for Paul.
73 K8PO; all the airwaves are yours now.
A celebration of life will be held in Rockport at the Samoset Golf Club on Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 pm and in Toronto at 65 Whittaker Cres. on Saturday, November 19, at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers please donate to The Lily School, part of Easter Seals Southwest Florida http://easterseals-swfl.org, an organization close to Paul's heart.
Local arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Paul’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.