Paul B. Doornbos

Paul B. Doornbos

Paul B. Doornbos

December 05, 1938~May 08, 2018

PAUL B. DOORNBOS, 79, of Tarpon Springs, Florida formerly Verona, NY passed peacefully surrounded by family on May 8, 2018.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Hatch; his children Trina and Todd (Sandra); precious grandchildren Amber (Nick) and Justin; nieces Kim (Dennis), Jodi; nephews Brad, Jeff (Kim); great nephews Sam, Nicholas (Jerrica); and great-greats Lyla and Leo Burrell; brother-in-law David Hartwell; step family Marilyn (Frank) Buck; many cousins and fun friends.
Paul was born in Fulton, NY to Pauline Kellogg and Bernard Doornbos. He graduated from Fulton High School (1956), Paul Smith's College of Forestry (1958), and Delhi Ag & Tech (1965). He proudly served in the United States Navy (1959-1963) and was a Professional Land Surveyor until his retirement in 2004 when he and Carol relocated to Tarpon Springs. He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Tarpon Springs, FL and a former member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Verona, NY. Paul was an avid bowler and loved a good time with family and friends. He also had a love for all fur babies.
Paul was predeceased by his parents, step-mother Reatha, his sister Kitty, his nephew Paul Scott, his father and mother-in-law Burrell and Viola Hatch and his sister-in-law Phyllis Hartwell.
Paul will be missed dearly. His sense of humor and beautiful smile will always be remembered.
Grateful thanks to Suncoast Hospice, Palm Harbor, for their care and compassion.
Memorials in his memory may be given to your favorite pet shelter or St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Tarpon Springs, FL or St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Verona, NY.
Arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family.


Judy/Jane Kellogg Miller (cousin)

May 14, 2018, 12:00 am

Dear Carol and family, I'm so sorry to know Paul is gone from earth but I have faith that he is now well and at peace with God. I remember some Thanksgivings at their house and staying there once or twice when my parents went away. I remember bunk beds in Paul's room and Kitty's room upstairs. I remember a picnic with steaks the Uncle Bernard grilled. I remember a family reunion at Onondaga Lake park – one of the last when fewer relatives could come. I remember Mitzy dog and 2 or 3 kittens that I was given but they wandered off because my Mom didn't like cats and they left our barn. I remember his horse, Dudley, who bit my Dad's back as he leaned over to pick grass to feed him. I envied their horses. These are old memories but you may cherish many newer and happy memories. I pray for your comfort and strength from God.
Love from Cousin Judy

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