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Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 16, 2019
Colonel Paul R. Flebotte, Army, Retired, age 79, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away August 13, 2019. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of French Canadian immigrants. He spent 30 years of service in the Army.
Paul began his military career by volunteering for the draft and enlisting in the infantry. During this period he served one year in Vietnam. After two years he enrolled in Officers Candidate School and received his commission upon graduation. Paul served a second tour in Vietnam. Military intelligence was his specialty. He served most notably as Army Attaché in Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Defense Attaché in Tunisia.
He is survived by Kathy, his wife of over 49 years, and by his son Shawn and wife Crystal; grandchildren Brendan, Olivia, Delaney and Landon; sister Esther Donahue; niece Renee Spring and husband Fred; nephew Mark Donahue and wife Kerry.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Thomas Donahue.
We are grateful to each individual at Redstone at Home Hospice and Home Hospice and Home Care for the compassion and care shown to Paul during his illness. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 12727 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon. Interment with full military honors will be at Arlington Nation Cemetery, Washington D.C., at a date to be announced. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org
or the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA at www.eawcp.org
. Arrangements handled by the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneral services.com.
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Originally published August 16, 2019.
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