Paul E. Findley
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Paul E. Findley of Stanhope, NJ died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Paul was born in 1926 in Williamsport, PA and graduated from Easton High School. During World War II, at the age of 17, Paul volunteered to join the U.S. Navy and was deployed with the Amphibious Forces in the Pacific Theater. Serving as a landing craft pilot aboard the U.S.S. Lowndes, he participated in the naval actions at both Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After his military service, Paul earned his college degree from Farleigh Dickinson University. During his 32 year career at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, he was praised and recognized for his clinical and administrative practice, work ethic, and loyalty. Paul personified kindness, humility and gentleness and he will be especially remembered for his keen wit, dry sense of humor and ability to treat all people with acceptance. Paul enjoyed being with his family, relaxing on his front porch, solving jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and dominoes with friends, visiting casinos, and making others laugh and smile. Paul was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stanhope, a founder and charter member of the Musconetcong Foundrymen Historical Society, and a charter member of the Stanhope Borough Senior Citizens.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Margaret (Peggy), married for 57 years; sons, William of FL, Paul and his wife Jennifer of CO, Barry and his wife Jill of Sea Girt, NJ; grandchildren, Arielle of FL, Sara, Sam, Sean, and Benjamin of CO, Thomas and Jack of NJ; his brother-in-law, Richard Drake of Morris Plains, NJ; nieces, Donna Goodwyn and Robyn Knorr; and nephews, Richard Drake Jr. and Daniel Drake.
Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Main Street, Stanhope on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. with memorial service at 11 a.m., followed by a repast. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07870 or the First Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 212, Stanhope, NJ 07874.
Published in Daily Record on Aug. 24, 2014