Paul Edgar Konig of Edgartown, formerly Arlington, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Dec. 13, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

Originally from Somerville, Paul moved to Arlington after he was married to raise his family. He was a hard-working and ambitious person who achieved much in his life. He was a proud Eagle Scout and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps as well as a 60-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was particularly proud of his work on several large construction projects that helped revitalize and reshape Boston including the modernization of the MBTA rail lines, the Deer Island wastewater treatment plant and the central artery/tunnel project. A jack of all trades, he could fix anything and always had a project to keep him busy.

Paul had a wealth of knowledge about many subjects and his family often looked to him for advice. He and his wife Joanne were longtime summer residents of the Island who retired in Edgartown to enjoy gardening, the beach and spending time with their 10 grandchildren. In retirement, he was an avid reader and enjoyed many traveling adventures.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years Joanne (Venuti) Konig; his parents and brothers Albert and Richard Konig. He is survived by his three daughters: Katherine Forbes and husband Frank of Hingham, and their children Jack, Frankie, Julia and Paul; Elizabeth Konig and husband Carlos Melero of Wayland and their children Carlos, Marina and Marco; Christina Konig and husband Steven Bergantino of Ridgewood, N.J., and their children Sophia, Juliette and Charlie; a sister Mary Lou Flynn of Manchester, Vt. He also leaves behind his dear friend, Barbara Gold.

Services will be private.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard at