Paul Chase Voegtlin, 80, of Middleboro, passed away on September 12, 2018. Paul was raised in Weymouth, where he attended Weymouth schools. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley M. (Storm) of Braintree on June 10, 1958. The two recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. Paul and Shirley raised their three kids in East Bridgewater.
Paul joined the U.S. Navy in the late 1950’s and served on the USS Forrestal Aircraft Carrier in the Mediterranean. After the service, Paul worked for Bond Bread and Hoods Milk as a Delivery Driver with routes throughout the South Shore. In 1968, Paul started his own business called Paul Voegtlin Carpentry and Pools. In October of 2000, Paul retired selling his business to his son.
Paul enjoyed camping on Cape Cod with his wife and kids and traveling across country in their RV. He had a pilot’s license and owned his own Pit Special 1-seater plane. Paul was an aerobatic pilot who competed in many competitions in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. He was a member of the East Bridgewater Lions Club for many years and was an avid golfer.
Paul was the son of Mary Pettengill and Paul Norton and was later adopted by his step father Robert Voegtlin. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley (Storm) Voegtlin, and his children Suzanne C. Inglis-Feagins and her husband Clarence of Middleboro, Paul C. Voegtlin Jr. and his wife Illine Voegtlin of East Bridgewater and Laurie J. Voegtlin of Hanson. He was the dear “Papa” to Nicholas Inglis, Leeanna Feagins, Taylor and Lindsey Voegtlin and was the great grandfather of Conor Inglis. Brother to Betsy Carlson of Colorado, Kenneth Voegtlin of New Hampshire, Robert Voegtlin of Brewster, Leslie Wright of Braintree, Valerie Stewart of Virginia and the late Meredith Voegtlin of Boston and the late Judith McDonald of Weymouth. Paul is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA on Saturday September 15, 2018 at 11:00am, followed by a funeral service starting at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in direct research for bladder cancer, PO BOX 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.