Archive for Friday, December 23, 2011

Community loss

A longtime Lawrence dentist left a legacy of volunteer and professional service.

December 23, 2011


On Christmas Eve, friends and family will gather at Trinity Episcopal Church to pay their respects to long-time Lawrence resident Dr. Paul H. Getto, 94, who died Wednesday.

Our community is as diminished by his passing as it was fortunate to have had him as a resident and interested, active, positive and cheerful citizen for 63 years. He followed two of his brothers to Kansas University and returned to Lawrence in 1948 to practice dentistry and oral surgery. In addition to professional organizations, he was active in the Lawrence Rotary Club and did volunteer work for the Boy Scouts of America, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Douglas County Senior Services, the Lawrence Visitors Center and other organizations.

Every community needs people such as Paul Getto. He was a good person, and he will be missed.


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