OBITUARY

Paul Wadsworth Entress

February 19, 1917October 17, 2018
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Paul Wadsworth Entress, age 101 died peacefully on October 17th, 2018 at the Salmon Brook Rehabilitation Center, where he spent the last few days of his life. Paul was born and raised in Hartford and West Hartford, CT, and graduated in 1935 from Hall High School. After working at Hartford Fire and Casualty Insurance as a young man, Paul was drafted into the US Army and was stationed in Okinawa just days before the Second World War ended. Paul’s main occupation was in the field of radio broadcasting, where his roles included disc jockey, newscaster, program director, manager and salesman. Stations he worked for included WCOP, WKND, WWNH, and WBZ (Boston) where Paul hosted the radio show, “All Night with Paul Knight.” Paul also taught at the CT School of Broadcasting. His radio career was followed by a career in sales and then as the Committee on Publication for the Christian Science Church. He was an active member of the Church for his entire life, and in his last days continued to read his Bible lessons faithfully and attend services in Glastonbury, where he was cherished. As a young man, Paul acted in high school and community theater and he taught himself harmonica and piano. After retiring, Paul created a standup comedy routine and loved performing for local facilities and groups. He also renewed his membership with the Masons, serving as Worshipful Grand Master in the Wyllis-St. John’s Lodge and earning his 75-year pin. Paul loved to discuss his interests and memories with families and friends. Even through his final days, he manifested genuine appreciation of all he interacted with, especially his family. In the 1990’s he opened his home for ten years to his daughter and her children, and often commented that those were some of his happiest years. Paul survived his loving wife, the light of his life, Aline Entress by 8 years. He is survived by three children, Robert Entress of Glastonbury, Lorne Entress and his wife, Barbara Entress of Glastonbury and Robin Entress and her husband, Andrew Garretto of South Windsor. He also leaves a grandson, Christopher Soverns and his wife, Marina, who own what was Paul’s South Windsor home, and a grandson, Nicholas Soverns who recently re-located to Florida. A memorial service will be held at The Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, at 11AM on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. A time of visitation will be held from 10:30am until the time of service. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the non-profit Upson Rockhaven Inc, 349 Hubbard St., Glastonbury, CT 06033 (the senior community where he lived). For more information, to leave an online condolence, to order flowers or for directions please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Aline Entress, Wife
  • Robert Entress, Lorne Entress and his wife, Barbara Entress and Robin Entress and her husband, Andrew Garretto, Children
  • Christopher Soverns and his wife, Marina, and Nicholas Soverns, Grandsons

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Paul Wadsworth Entress

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Melissa Murray-Bance

November 5, 2018

Dear Robin,
Sending condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you and remembering fondest memories of SWHS and HCW with you. I lost my mom this year too. With sympathy and warmest regards, Melissa

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Lunch at the East Hartford diner- 2014

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What a classy baby! 1918

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A swimmer always- Paul at Pine Groove at age 4

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Time for elementary school in Hartford

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Young Paul with his Grandfather, Sculptor Albert Entress

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Paul strikes a pose in 1926

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At age nine with his beloved "sis" to his right

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Attention! Paul as a Boy Scout circa 1924