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Paul A. Havenstein Jr.

Date of Death: June 11, 2010

Date of Birth: May 17, 1922


Paul A Haventein Jr.


Paul A. Havenstein, Jr. 88, of Lisbon died Friday June 11. He was born May 17, 1922 in Old Greenwich, CT.

He wrote the following about his life:  “I’ve had an exciting, fulfilling life. A great childhood, a good education, and service with the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II. I was married to my first wife during World War II and had a son.  My second marriage, to Florence Bartko, lasted 46 wonderful years and produced three children.  We lived in New York, Maryland,Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Bangkok, Thailand,  Tehran, Iran, Bowdoinham and now Lisbon. I send heartfelt thanks to all who made my life wonderful.”

He worked most of his life for Philco-Ford as a tech rep and then as a personnel manager.  In 1973, while living in Iran he left Philco-Ford and worked for Bell Helicopter.  After retiring he started his own business ElectroMusic Repair.


Paul loved to travel and meet new people and at the age of 82 he sold his house in Lisbon, bought an RV and drove to Baja, Mexico. Then he drove to Los Angeles and flew to New Zealand for two weeks. For several years he made his RV his home, driving to Patscuaro Mexico in the winter and returning to Lisbon for the summer. In 2006 he took a summer side trip to Alaska, driving the AlCan Highway. Finally he returned to Lisbon for good. He loved walking in Beaver Park in Lisbon and was an avid kayaker


Paul had been a member of the Lisbon Library Board and the Lisbon Board of Appeals. 

He is survived by a daughter, Trish Suthers and her husband, Mike of Lisbon Falls; a son, Peter Havens and his wife, Erica of Phippsburg; five grandchildren, Dan and Chad Suthers and Peter, Beth and Elaine Havens; a sister, Lois Lanefski of Norwalk, CT;  a brother, Bob of Waldoboro: and a half sister, Marjorie Streeter of Reston, VA.

He was predeceased by his wife, Florence and two sons, Paul Alexander and Paul Albert.


There will be a celebration of his and Florence’s life at Beaver Park, Lisbon Sunday June 27 from 1 to 3. The family requests that informal attire be worn.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lisbon Falls Community Library, 28 Main St., Lisbon Falls, ME  04252


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