Paul Klaverweiden, 84, a resident of Roxbury, died Sunday, April 7, 2008 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Haarlem, Holland on May 28, 1923.
His family owned the Klaverweiden Cheese Comp-any for over 200 years.
During World War II Paul was sent to a German Prisoner of War Camp called Kurpinick from 1942 to 1945. When the war ended, Paul was released and joined the Dutch Navy as a radio Morse Code operator.
While waiting for their ship to be outfitted in 1947 at the Brooklyn Navy yard, he met Helen Davidson; a few months later they were married in Holland. They settled in Huntington, Long Island.
Paul first worked as a TV repairman, then worked at Grummans as an electronic technician for 21 years.
He enjoyed over 26 years of retirement in beautiful Margaretville with Helen.
Surviving are his wife, Helen, of 58 years; sons, Philip, and Jeffrey; daughters in-law, Laura, and Diane. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jennifer, Amy and Allison.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan.
Paul was a real Dutch treat!
A private funeral service will be held Friday, April 11 at Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury with Rev. Richard Dykstra officiating.
Burial will be in the Kelly Corners Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.