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Paul Chesmore

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    - Ashley Armstrong
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    - Mandy Doyle

Chesmore, Paul Henry Paul Henry Chesmore was born in Portland Oregon on November 19, 1941, the only child of Ann and Harry Chesmore. After his father shipped out to serve in World War II, Paul and his mother moved to her home city of Baltimore where he grew up. A true scholar and athlete, he earned a scholarship to Loyola Preparatory School where he excelled in all areas of a classic Jesuit education, as well as on the football field and the wrestling mat. His talent and hard work in the classroom and on the playing field earned him several college scholarship offers. He chose to become one of the Fighting Blue Hens of the University of Delaware, where he was awarded Dean's List standing every semester and named All Mid-Atlantic tackle. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of Delaware's undefeated football season, the University honored Paul by placing his picture on the cover of the commemorative magazine. Paul began his post-graduate work in Clinical Psychology at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. from which he received a Ph.D. He served two years in the Army as a Captain in the Medical Corps, stationed at William Beaumont Army Hospital in El Paso. He continued his education at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, earning a post-doctorate degree in Child Psychology. His last move was to Dallas TX in 1973 where he worked as a child psychologist at the Dallas Child Guidance Clinic, then Children's Hospital. He started his private practice in 1979, which he maintained until his death on May 4, 2014. The family is enormously grateful to Dr. Kevin Courtney, a physician in the finest sense of the word, and his exceptional staff Shay and Tonya. They set the gold standard for patient care. Paul is survived by three sons: Joshua of Chicago, Matthew of New York and Lucas of Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to honor Paul make donations to the North Texas Food Bank. Friends are invited to join family in remembering Paul on Sunday May 18th at 3PM at 7700 Greenway Boulevard in the park in front of Building J of Pavilion Townplace. Dress: Paul Chesmore casual. No rain date.

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Published in Dallas Morning News from May 11 to May 14, 2014
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