Paul M. Ketchum

December 11, 1917 - January 21, 2010
Paul M. Ketchum

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Paul M. Ketchum, 92, of Hendersonville, died Thursday January 21, 2010 at Carolina Village Medical Center.

He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in electrical engineering, class of 1934. During World War II, he served as an Officer with the US Army Air Forces (USAAF).

He had a 45-year career with the General Electric Company. He was a Professional Engineer and a member of IEEE. He was an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville.

He is survived by his daughter, Sara Chambers and husband, William, of Charlestown, MA; two sons, David of Lincoln, CA and Timothy and wife, Eileen, also of Lincoln, CA; grandchildren, Catherine Chambers of Betterton, MD, and Douglas Chambers of Carrboro, NC. His wife of 66 years, Dorothea, and brothers, Lawrence and Ross, predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, February 6 at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Nurture Fund c/o Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.


Saturday, February 6, 2010
12:00 AM

Trinity Presbyterian Church - Directions
900 Blythe Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • January 23, 2010
    Elaine Clark-Gaffney says:
    I am so sorry to read about the death of your Dad, Sara. I worked with him at GE and never connected the relationship that he was your Dad. He was a wonderful man. My deepest sympathy. Elaine

  • January 23, 2010
    Carl Christiansen says:
    I knew Paul from the Trinty Issues and Concerns class and from HACS and the Hendersonville Area Computer Society. He was always friendly snd I will miss him. R.I.P.

  • January 24, 2010
    Dave Yeaton says:
    In 1957 Paul hired me at the GE French Road, Utica, NY facility. I did not work directly for Paul but I knew him to be a fair and good manager. Sorry to hear he has passed on.

  • February 06, 2010
    Susan Ketchum says:
    Uncle Paul is missed. We knew him when we were young and in phone calls to Wisconsin keeping in touch with our parents. Sympathy and best wishes go to our cousins during this memorial time. Our thoughts are with you.

  • February 11, 2010
    Joan (Grabowski) McCarty says:
    I just heard of your dad's passing from my aunt. I am so sorry. It was good getting to know your mom and dad again, and then seeing you last Christmas, Sally. You have a beautiful family. I am so glad we got to have that unexpected reunion. Your parents have had a long, full life and I pray that that comforts you. Love, Joan