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Paul Herbert Steele
SCARBOROUGH -- Paul H. Steele died on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Maine Veterans' Home with his daughters by his side.
Born in Waldoboro on June 24, 1934, he was the son of Floyd and Minnie Chickering Steele. He attended schools in Waldoboro before moving to Freeport with his family where he graduated from Freeport High School.
Paul served in the United States
before attending Gorham State Teachers College where he received his teaching degree. In addition he received two master's degrees from the University of Maine.
Paul spent his career in education in the Portland School System, first as a teacher and then as a principal at several schools.
He was an avid skier, tennis player and world traveler. He was also a self-taught carpenter, building the family's vacation home at Pleasant Mountain where he taught his daughters to ski. He belonged to the Scarborough Lion's Club and Downeast Ski Club and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and Preble Street Resource Center.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Mary Steele Bartlett, Harwood Steele, Chesley Steele and Robert Steele. Paul is survived by his two daughters, Jennifer Steele Skillings (James) and Kimberly Steele Sproull (Bill); and two grandsons, Jamie Sproull and Andrew Skillings; and his former wife Diane Gagne Steele, all of Scarborough. He is also survived by his brother, Gerald Steele (Barbara) of Winthrop; and several nieces and nephews.
A service for the family will be held at a later date. You are invited to share your condolences, memories and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at
. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
Donations in his memory
may be made to:
Maine Parkinson Society
Attn.: Morgan Knox
359 Perry Rd.
Bangor, Maine 04401
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 6, 2013
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