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Paul W. Jack

June 25, 1949 — March 31, 2018

Obituary for Paul W. Jack

Princeton – Paul Walter Jack, 68, passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. Paul was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 1949, son of the late Thomas and Dorothy (McMillan) Jack.

After graduating from Calais High School, Paul enlisted into the US Navy to serve his country during the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Oriskany, the Flagship of Carrier Division 9 and earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea, for the Pueblo Incident), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and the Vietnam Service Medal. Following his service Paul returned home and worked for Georgia Pacific, as a millwright, and later as an electrician (retired member of IBEW Local #1057). Paul was a member of W. T. Wren Post #23 American Legion in Baileyville, and a honorary Spednic Club member where he served as treasurer multiple times. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, spending time with his family and friends, football, sports cars, movies, music, board games, dominos and mowing his lawn.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his uncle, Paul McMillian. Surviving are his two sons with Donna (Johnson) Tucker of L’Etete, NB, Michael Jack of Bar Harbor, and Paul Jack and his wife Billie Jo of Upper Queensbury, NB; grandchildren, Brianna and Eliza, and their cousin Kadance Brown Ward who was like a granddaughter; his brother, Thomas Jack and wife Shirley of NC; two nieces, Cathy Delano and husband Chris, and Melissa Freeman and husband Richard, all of NC; an aunt, Betty McMillan of MA; step-sister, Beverly Slusser of GA; and close friends, Alan and Darrell Weitner, Larry Doyle, Joe Travis, Kevin Dean, and Dave Garrahan.

A graveside service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Paul Walter Jack Memorial Scholarship, c/o Machias Savings Bank, 127 Main St., Princeton, ME 04668. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.

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American Legion

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

U.S. Meritorious Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

US Navy

Vietnam Service Medal
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