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Paul Mac Ewan Beall of Rolesville, N.C., died January 7, 2016, at home, with his loving wife Rusty by his side. He was 88.
Paul was born in Binghamton, N.Y., on February 1, 1927, to Elizabeth Mac Ewan and Paul Theodore Beall. After high school, Paul served with the U.S. Army in Japan during the post-World War II occupation. After five years of military service, Paul attended Princeton University, then Syracuse University, where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering. Paul raised his three children with first wife JoAnne, and lived for most of his working years, in North Syracuse, N.Y. He worked for more than 30 years as an engineer with O’Brien & Gere in Syracuse, and spent the last 10 years of his career at the Onondaga County Water Authority, where he served as executive director before retiring in 1994.
Paul loved the outdoors, to camp and canoe, and was active in the local Boy Scouts of America troop when his children were young. He married Rusty in 1974. They loved to travel, and visited Scotland, Holland, and France, among other destinations. Paul provided free tax preparation services for seniors through a community program in North Syracuse, and continued this volunteer work in retirement. Paul and Rusty lived in Stuart, Fla., for more than 15 years, before moving to North Carolina in 2013.
Paul was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Nancy Kunkle and Judith Horton; and stepson, Richard Wheeler. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Elma “Rusty” Howell Beall; three children: Douglas (Heather) Beall of Halifax, Nova Scotia; Bruce (Magdalena) Beall of Mariposa, Calif.; and Betsy (Karl) Livengood of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two stepdaughters: Joy (Al) Oliver of Richland, N.Y.; and Debra (Stephen) Gale of Wendell, N.C.; six grandchildren: Sarah Beall, Jonathan Beall, Jeremy Oliver, Hillary Gale, Rebecca Oliver, and SFC Jacob Gale; and great-grandchildren Arianna and Chase.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 12, at 4 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, N.C. The family is planning a second memorial in Binghamton, N.Y., for early summer 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh, N.C.
A service of at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919-556-5811)
Date of Death: January 7, 2016
Bright Funeral Home
405 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2016
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