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Geneva loses its 'MVP' and beautification advocate

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Paul DesCoteaux

Someone placed a card and flowers on a rock outside of the Geneva downtown post office on Third Street in memory of Paul DesCoteaux, a former alderman who spearheaded downtown beautification efforts. DesCoteaux died this week at the age of 83.

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Someone placed a card and flowers on a rock outside the Geneva post office on Third Street for Paul DesCoteaux.

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Paul DesCoteaux, a longtime Geneva alderman who valued education and community service, died this week from a stroke-related illness. Descoteaux, 83, spent 21 years on the city council until his retirement in 2009 and started a volunteer group that plants and maintains flower beds in the downtown area, and was remembered as an honest, self-made man who hated government waste, believed in service to others and giving back to the community.
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    •  Someone placed a card and flowers on a rock outside of the Geneva downtown post office on Third Street in memory of Paul DesCoteaux, a former alderman who spearheaded downtown beautification efforts. DesCoteaux died this week at the age of 83.
    •  Someone placed a card and flowers on a rock outside the Geneva post office on Third Street for Paul DesCoteaux.
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