Paul Weisser

Obituary of Paul Alan Weisser



Paul Alan Weisser, age 76, passed away December 8, 2023 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia as a result of colorectal cancer and gall bladder issues.


Paul was born September 2, 1947 in Cheektowaga, New York to his parents, George and Isabelle Weisser and was an only child. Paul graduated from Hamburg High School, NY in 1965. He was the lead actor in his senior play, “The Man Who Came to Dinner”, played trumpet in the school band, played on the football team and played drums in his band “The Safari’s”.


Paul graduated from Ithaca College in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He married Lorraine Solomon after college and the couple moved to Boston, MA where Paul was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital Orthopedic Laboratory.


Paul received a Master of Science Degree in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston in 1980 after thesis work in marine biology. Paul and Lorraine moved to Ithaca, NY and Paul was employed by SUNY at Binghamton as a Purchasing Agent until employment as a sales representative for Fisher Scientific. The marriage ended in divorce in the 1980’s.


Paul married Maxine Beitel in 1990 and became a loving husband and stepfather to Julia Beitel. Further employment was in the field of scientific and biotechnology sales in which Paul served as a sales representative and regional sales manager and included the companies of Gibco-BRL, Life Technologies, Signa-Aldrich, and Clontech. Paul enjoyed work in the field of life sciences and especially the aspect of team building for which his region received many awards.


Paul and Maxine moved to Bluffton, SC in 2017 after retirement where they became active members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry. Paul was Vice President of UUCL and Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee.


Special areas of interest included photography, volunteer work in the laboratory of Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine, environmental and conservation causes, entertainment with magic, juggling, fly fishing, playing the drums, and making use of opportunities at work or otherwise to create skits for entertainment. Paul and Maxine loved summers together in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine which was the couple’s beloved locale. They, also, enjoyed travel to national parks and overseas, hiking, biking, Argentine Tango, and socialization with family and friends. Paul infused everything with fun and enjoyed life.


Paul is survived by his wife, Maxine Beitel of Bluffton, SC; stepdaughter, Julia Beitel of San Francisco, Ca.; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Gruttz of Calgary, Alberta, Canada as well as cousins in New York and Pennsylvania.


A memorial service will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 at 11 AM. All are welcome to attend to celebrate the life of Paul. Please check the website of The Island Funeral Home on Hilton Head Island, SC and the website of UUCL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Nature Conservancy.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Paul
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