Obituary for Paul Doolittle
Paul Alfred Doolittle, 85, passed away December 18, 2017 at his home in Polson, MT. Born in Lolo, MT on March 18, 1932 to Gordon and Josephine (Zabilski) Doolittle. He was proceeded in death by his parents & sister Margaret Vernon. Paul is survived by his wife Anita, Osburn, ID; brothers, John (Robbie) Doolittle Steamboat Springs, CO & Frank (Christie) Doolittle Bellevue, WA; children Joan (Dave) Young, Kapaau, HI & Mike (Andrea) Doolittle Missoula, MT; four grandchildren & three great-grandchildren.
Paul attended Lolo Elementary School, Florence High school & graduated from Missoula County High School. He then attended Olympia Junior College, Bremerton, WA. & University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
Paul was employed at Bremerton Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA as an electrician helper. He worked on the Essex Class aircraft carrier "Kearsarge" & at the Naval Base Kitsap in, Bangor, WA. In Missoula, Paul was in the television industry. He owned (Warranty TV) shops conducting sales, rentals, and repair work throughout Western Montana. He also provided technical support to local radio and TV stations, some weather reporting, & selling air time ads. He continued these businesses after moving to Polson in 1971, but eventually entered into housing/apartment ownership and rental.
In retirement, Paul continued housing rentals in Polson, as well as in Arizona, where he enjoyed spending the winters.
Paul was a member of the pistol target club in high school (he was an excellent shot). He was an avid & successful stock car racer & the Montana State champ in the mid 60's.
Paul liked to ski, play bridge & other card games. He had been a member of Kiwanis International and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.