On the evening of May 25, 2020, Paul William “Buck” Boettinger passed away. The youngest of four children, Paul was born in December 18, 1933 to Jacob and Mae (Hohmann) Boettinger. Paul is predeceased by his parents and his siblings Marge Provance, Henry Boettinger, and George Boettinger. Paul married Frances “Sis” Schneider in May 2, 1953 at St. Joseph’s Monastery in Baltimore. Paul is survived by his wife, Frances, and his daughter Graceanne Boettinger and her partner Pat Forestell; his son Steve Boettinger, his wife Kathy Boettinger, and their children Tracey, Amy, and Jacob; his son Frank Boettinger, his wife Jeanine Boettinger, and their son Alex; his son Mike Boettinger, his wife Margie Boettinger, and their children Jeremy and Kayla; his son Tom Boettinger, his wife Marion Boettinger, and her children Pat, Matt, Kelsey, Katie, Karen, and Richard; and his daughter Adrienne Boettinger. Paul is also survived by two great grandchildren, Everett and Nate. Paul lived most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Mount Saint Joseph High School, graduating in 1951. Paul worked at Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company/Bell Atlantic/AT&T, from where he retired in 1989.
Paul enjoyed gardening, fishing, wood carving, and reading. He loved vacationing at Sandbridge Beach in Virginia and his and Fran’s cabin in Hedgesville, West Virginia. He worked and volunteered at Bingo for St. Joseph Monastery and Arundel Arena during his younger years, and in his retirement, he and Fran took over as lead volunteers for the monthly Bingo at Little Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville—a bingo that was started by her parents, Frank and Grace Schneider. He loved volunteering and helping others with his time and talents. He taught his kids that family meant not only those you were linked to by blood, but also those connected by deep and abiding friendship. Paul believed that making memories was more important than having material possessions, and that your time was the most precious gift you could give anyone. Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his family would ask that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or Mount Saint Joseph Alumni
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