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BELTZ, Paul William

BELTZ - Paul William September 20, 2011, age 85, of North Palm Beach, FL, and Buffalo, died peacefully in his Buffalo home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Catherine Mitchell, his six children: Anne (Philipp) Rimmler of Buffalo, Margaret (William) Gellatly of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Catherine (Stephen) Foley of Buffalo, NY, John (Katherine) Beltz of Charlotte, NC, Mary Elizabeth (Naill) Falls of Nashville, TN, and Sara (Mario) Rodriguez of New York, NY, and his sixteen grandchildren: Philipp A. Rimmler, Elizabeth B. Beltz, Catherine W. Falls, Stephen R. Foley, Sara H. Rimmler, Caroline R. Beltz, Christopher B. Falls, Andrew N. Falls, Paul E. Rodriguez, Claire M. Foley, Margaret W. Beltz, Maureen R. Foley, Carolina M. Rodriguez, Isabella R. Rodriguez, Grace H. Gellatly, and William R. Gellatly III. He is also survived by his adored sister, Geraldine Sullivan, of Hamburg, NY. Paul is predeceased by his infant son, Paul W. Beltz, Jr., his parents Margaret Ryan Beltz and Edward Joseph Beltz, his brother Joseph Beltz, and his sisters Rosemary Westbrook and Margaret Nichols. Paul served with the US Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York, and Cornell Law School. Paul is a longtime member of Lost Tree Club, North Palm Beach, FL, Wanakah Country Club, Hamburg, NY, and the Saturn Club, Buffalo, NY. He also is a life-member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. Family and friends will celebrate Paul's life and honor his memory at a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York. Visitation will be held at Amigone Funeral Home, Inc., at 1132 Delaware Avenue on Thursday, September 22nd, from 4-7 PM and Friday, September 23rd, from 3-6 PM. Committal services will be held privately at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Share condolences at

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