Paul A. “Coastal” Lindelof, 80, of Swanville passed away after a short illness on July 21, 2019, in Bangor, surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born in Norwood, Mass., on July 13, 1939, to the late Alfred and Rita Lindelof. He was raised in Stoughton, Mass., and spent most of his summers on Cape Cod with his favorite uncle. Paul graduated from Stoughton High School in 1957. Prior to high school, he attended Stoughton Elementary where he met and in 1959 married the love of his life, Joyce.

Paul proudly served an enlistment in the United States Navy. He served on the USS Lake Champlain, during which time the aircraft carrier escorted the infamous missiles out of Cuba during the Cuban Missle Crisis.

He was a master plumber who owned and operated Paul Lindelof and Sons Plumbing and Heating in Stoughton. He moved his family to Swanville in 1976 and started up P&J Builders, and he built and sold several homes. In 1984 he opened Coastal Plumbing and Heating in Belfast and operated this successful business for many years. He was also a lobsterman who sold fresh lobster out of his shop.

Paul and Joyce spent a beautiful life together, traveling cross-county in an RV, taking trips to the Caribbean and visiting their daughter and son-in-law in Europe, while they were stationed in the military.

He was a man of many talents. Many would say that he made the best pizza in town and held the most delicious Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. He loved large family gatherings and also made beautiful wooden furniture that he gave to his family.

Paul was a lifetime member of Belfast American Legion Post 43. He absolutely loved snowmobiling and four-wheeling with Joyce and his family in the northern Maine mountains during his entire life. He was an avid New England Patriots fan and enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and NASCAR.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce A. (Chapman) Lindelof; his children, Bruce Lindelof and his wife Shelly, Jeff Lindelof and his wife Tracey and Paula Perry and her husband Troy; his sister, Judy Koppen; his grandchildren, Brad and his wife Jessica, Brianne and her husband Ron, Brooke, Bryan, Joelle, Lake, Jett and Skye; his cousin Eric Lindelof; his three great-grandchildren, Hailee, Jacob and Landon; his beloved dog Holly-Jo and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Per Paul’s request, there will be a private family celebration of his life. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.