Paul Edward ‘Pud’ Giddings

Paul Edward “Pud” Giddings, age 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Born July 6, 1924 in Greenfield, the son of Lawrence B. “Pop” and Dorothy M. (Walls) Giddings. Paul was a graduate of Greencastle High School and a veteran, having served in the United States Navy, on the USS Melvin during WWII in the Pacific Theater.

Paul was a contract coordinator and worked in maintenance with IBM for 30 years, retiring March 9, 1984. He was an avid woodworker (enjoyed making birdhouses), a sports fan, and loved working on all kinds of puzzles. He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Marian (Bittle – McClaine) Giddings; daughters, Deirdre (Ed) Jordling, Teresa (Robert) Acosta, and Pam (Bob) Higgins; stepsons, Michael (Brenda) McClaine and Fred (Jamie) McClaine; sister-in-law, Betty Giddings; six grandchildren, Kevin Jordling, Brian Jordling, Ryan Higgins, Lauren Higgins, Derek Acosta, and Kelly Acosta; four step grandchildren, Matthew McClaine, Meghan Armitage, Maci McClaine, and Graysen McClaine; eight great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Marvel) Giddings; infant son, Dale Giddings, and two brothers, Murl and Jim Giddings

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of “Pud” to the Greencastle Alumni Association Scholarship Fund c/o 2 S. Jackson St. Greencastle, IN. 46135

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