Dr. Paul J. Jabar, age 88, died Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta following a brief illness. He was born in Waterville, ME on October 14, 1930 a son of the late George M. and Amelia (Nimon) Jabar.
Dr. Jabar was a graduate of Waterville High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War as a medical corpsman.
Paul graduated from Colby College and earned a masters degree from the University of Maine. He also studied at Boston College and received the prestigious Faulk Fellowship to Michigan State University. He was teacher and basketball coach at Searsport High School in Sullivan, Maine for several years before attending medical school at the University of Vermont.
Paul and his wife Jacquelyn settled in Augusta in 1971 where he practiced as an ear, nose and throat specialist and surgeon for 25 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
Paul loved to reminisce about his happy childhood in a large close- knit family and community in Head of Falls, Waterville. He excelled in academics, was a gifted athlete and an avid sports fan his entire life. He especially enjoyed Monday Night Football traditions with his brothers and nephews.
Paul was a devoted family man. He was dedicated to his wife and daughters, and was a loyal brother and son. He loved family parties with food, music and dancing. He enjoyed summers in Belgrade Lakes, especially regular fishing nights with family.
Paul will be most remembered for his silly and jovial nature and quiet generosity. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He freely made countless house- calls to friends and family. He loved lively debates about politics, philosophy and religion. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He was pre-deceased by his wife of 59 years, Jacquelyn G. (Goodale) Jabar; a brother, Herbert Jabar and a sister, Theresa Lee.
Dr. Jabar is survived by his four daughters and their spouses: Susan Campbell and Kevin of Centerville, VA, Tina Veilleux and Richard of Portland, Catherine Jabar-Dolloff and Priya of Rio Rancho, NM, and Dianne Jabar and Matthew Messier of Burlington, VT; four grandchildren: Lucienne and Natalie Veilleux, Lily Campbell, and Lennon Jabar-Dolloff. Other surviving relatives include his brothers: Norman Jabar of South Portland, Anthony Jabar of Florida, John Jabar and Joseph Jabar both of Waterville; his sister, Regina Santos of Waterville and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Paul’s family is grateful for the loving care he received from his home caregivers Penny, Cecile and Colleen.
Relatives and friends may visit on Friday, November 23rd from 3-6 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 24th at 9 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta. Burial will be at a later date in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may to MaineGeneral Health, at give.mainegeneral.org or to Friends of Messalonskee at FriendsofMessalonskee.com.