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LEBERMAN, Paul Richard

LEBERMAN, Paul Richard

LEBERMAN - Paul Richard 86, formerly of Hamburg, NY and Murray, KY, died February 19, 2016, peacefully at home in Waterville, ME. Born in Chattanooga, TN, May 23, 1929. Predeceased by his wife, Joan; loving father of Cindy (Mark) Jenson, P. Russell (Heidi) Leberman and Pattie (Mike) Adams; devoted grandfather of Kegan Leberman, Alex Jenson, Jacob Leberman, Hannah Leberman, Erica Jenson, Rachel Adams and Stephanie Adams; predeceased by his brothers Arthur, Bruce and Robert; survived by his sister Beth Friedman and many nieces and nephews. Paul moved to Hamburg at age eight with his family after the death of his father. He was afflicted by the polio virus in 1944. He attributes his survival and ultimate recovery to Dr. Lord, his mother and the Sister Kenny treatment of applying hot damp blankets to his entire body. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1947. He worked a variety of odd jobs before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1948. He then worked on the lake boats of the Great Lakes before attending Syracuse University. He left college to join the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1951-1955 during the Korean War. Much of his time was spent at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. He returned to Hamburg where he worked as an independent insurance agent at Jacob Hauck and Son, eventually becoming the president of the company. After retiring, he moved with Joan to Murray. They moved to Maine in 2007. Paul was a Master Mason, reaching the level of District Deputy. He was a member of the Hamburg United Methodist Church. He loved playing cards with family and friends. He played Pinochle, Bridge, Cribbage and Hearts. He also loved baking desserts, especially with recipes from his mother. Paul was a devoted husband and father. His greatest joy was his family and he took great pride in his children. He passed on is love of tradition to his children and grandchildren. They will always treasure his wit, his love of cliche;s and the stories of his life and adventures. The family wishes to thank Maine General Medical Center and Home Care, Heart First and Dr. Roland Knausenberger for the excellent care he received over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maine General Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828. Family and friends may pay their respects at Loomis, Offers & Loomis INC., 207 Main St., Hamburg, on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM, where a Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11 AM. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery, 5223 Abbott Rd., Hamburg 14075 immediately following.

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