Owen Buzzell Paul, 93, died at his home May 13, 2010.

He was born in the same house Feb. 28, 1917, a son of Herbert and Ruth (Lu Cammett) Paul. He graduated from Crosby High School, class of 1934.

He spent five winters in Maine lumber camps as a sawmill worker. He worked four years as supervisor of dairy herd improvement associations, working with and advising dairy farmers. He was a veteran of World War II, serving 16 months in the Pacific. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years, retiring as postmaster.

He spent much time with the young people in the area as a Boys and Girls 4-H Club leader, Boy Scout Master, square dance caller and a coach to many Grange youth competitions. He was a 65-year member of the Grange, having served as Master at both the Subordinate and Pomona levels and was deputy master of the Maine State Grange. Throughout his life, he was an avid hunter and gardener.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Mildred (Hamlin) Paul, and an infant son, Howard Ashley Paul; two bothers and a sister, Stanley Paul, Ashley Paul, and Verna Nickerson of Brooks.

He is survived by a daughter, Rose Collins, of West Gardiner; two sons, Richard Paul of Addison and Herman Paul of Waldo; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 17, at the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Waldo County Home Health and Hospice P O. Box 407, Belfast, ME 04915.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.