ROCKWOOD – Paul Johnson McCourtney passed away peacefully March 16, 2014, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born July 21, 1927, in Augusta, to Ralph and Josephine (Peters) McCourtney.
Paul attended Cony High School and the day after graduation, he enlisted in the Navy to serve during World War II. Following his service, he attended the University of Maine. For more than 35 years, he worked in the automobile business, as a sales manager for Jose Motors, in Augusta. He was active in the community serving as a charter member of the Hallowell Improvement Assoc.; member of Hallowell City Council, and a board member at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville. Paul was also a plank owner of the steamboat Katahdin on Moosehead Lake, a member of the Kora Temple Shriners, Greenville American Legion and a life member of Greenville Historical Society. Paul loved to fly and had his pilot’s license for several years. Other interests of his were playing golf, boating, fishing and hunting. Paul and Jackie enjoyed their retirement years by spending summers at Moosehead Lake in Rockwood, where he enjoyed giving guided tours on the boat Socatean. They enjoyed their winters in Venice, Fla.
Paul was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Carl; a sister, Joan; and sons, Stephen, Peter, and Tommy. He is survived by his loving spouse, Jacquelyn; a son, Perry of Hallowell; two daughters, Sharalyn Morrison-Andrews and her husband, David, of Cape Elizabeth, and Kathy Frazier and her husband, Kevin, of Bangor; grandchildren, Jlynn Frazier, Patrick Frazier, Nate Frazier and his fiancée, Kayla Webb; a sister, Judy Dennett and her husband, Barry, of Augusta; also several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Veteran’s Home in Bangor for the wonderful, loving care that they gave Paul during his stay there.
A celebration of Paul’s life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Old South Congregational Church, Hallowell. Burial with military honors will occur at Mount Hope Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McCourtney Memorial Fund, 126 Western Ave., #116 Augusta, ME 04330. The family intends to place a granite bench in Hallowell commemorating Paul’s many contributions to the city. Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church St., Augusta, where condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.