Paul Louis Gorbea

Paul Louis Gorbea

Paul Gorbea, 84, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Thursday, January 23, 2020, at his home.

Paul was born on October 30, 1935 in Ensenada, Puerto Rico.  He was the son of the
late Jose’ Antonio Gorbea (Papi) and the late Ursula Cintron Schaffer (Mamita).

Paul was a graduate of
Eastern High School (1954) in Washington, D.C. and retired
from Knoll Pharmaceuticals as one of the top pharmaceutical sales representatives in
Virginia and North Carolina.

Paul loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, and never failed to share his love for the Lord with
others.  He never met a stranger and always wore a beautiful, contagious smile that
brought joy to everyone who met him.

Paul was a wonderful husband to his wife of more than 61 years, Nancy, and a
wonderful father and Pop Pop.

Paul was predeceased by his wife, parents, and a brother (Antonio).  

He is survived by two sons, Dale Gorbea (Ellen), Glenn Gorbea (Sue); two daughters,
Christine White (Dave) and Rebecca Beckstrom (Dan); seven grandchildren, Andrew
Gorbea (Lindsey), David White (Katie), Amy McKay (Steven), Kristopher Gorbea
(Jane), Brittany Gorbea, Josiah Beckstrom, and Jeremiah Beckstrom; a great-
granddaugher. Skylar Adams; two brothers, Joseph Gorbea and Benny Gorbea; two
sisters, Maria Davidson (Lindell) and Sue Dinger (Denis); and many nieces and

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Kyger Funeral
Home in Harrisonburg.  

A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 27, at 11:30 in Eastlawn
Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg and a memorial service will follow at Covenant
Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Bellaire at Stone Port where
the staff cared for him, loved him, and made him feel at home.