Paul Meberg, 71

       Paul Meberg, a former Montauk resident and partner for many years in Meberg and Pederson Builders, which was based in Montauk, died of heart-related complications in a hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 11. He was 71. 

       Mr. Meberg and his wife, Brita, who survives, lived in Montauk from 1981 to 2005, when he retired and they moved to Palm Beach Gardens. They were married in 1965 and had lived in Brooklyn before moving to Montauk.

       He was born in Norway on Aug. 8, 1942, to Petter and Amalia Meberg, and came to the United States at the age of 7. He grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii.

       His family said Mr. Meberg used his building skills to carve wooden duck decoys, which were exhibited at Montauk crafts fairs. It was a hobby he really enjoyed, and he also enjoyed reading, collecting stamps, and playing golf.

       In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Steve Meberg and Kimberly Griesemer, both of Florida, by a brother, Peder Meberg, of Brooklyn, and a sister, Arleen Holmes, who lives in New Jersey. He is also survived by three grandchildren.

       A family service was held at the Aycock Funeral Home in Jupiter, Fla., on Feb. 13. Cremation followed. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Montauk Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 698, Montauk 11954.