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M. Paul Servé

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SERVÉ, M. Paul Servé, M. Paul passed away Friday, November 9, 2012, at Hospice of Dayton, surrounded by family, after an almost 8 year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy; he was 72. Paul was born in Medina, NY on November 26, 1939, the son of the late J. Kenneth and the late Marcia Jane (Munson) Servé. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Class of '61 (BS Chemistry) and '64 (PhD Chemistry), and performed post doctoral studies at the University of Chicago '65. Paul was one of the earliest members of the Wright State Chemistry faculty, coming to Wright State in 1965 (then known as the Dayton branch campus of Miami University and Ohio State University) as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1969 and to Professor in 1975. He served as department Chair from 1993-1999, and from 1999 until his retirement in 2003 was an Assistant Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics part time and part time teaching in the Chemistry Department. As Assistant Dean his duties were mainly in the area of science education for teachers, especially early childhood education. After retiring from Wright State, Paul then taught chemistry at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN for the 2004 and 2005 Spring semesters. Paul was a member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, and enjoyed swimming, walking, traveling, eating out with friends and family, watching his favorite television shows, and was an avid dog lover. Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Mrs. Mila (Placke) Servé of Kettering, OH, sons Patrick Servé of Kettering, OH, Michael (Lindsey) Servé of Columbus, OH, John (Tracey) Servé of Chicago, IL, and granddaughter Harper Servé of Columbus, OH; sisters Mrs. Faith (John) Lyons of Largo, FL, and Ms. Cynthia Servé of Largo, FL. Paul donated his body to the Boonshoft School of Medicine's anatomical program, at Wright State University, and also donated part of his brain for research study of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, in the hopes of one day finding a cure for the disease. A memorial service will be held at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:00am, in Paul's memory. Family will welcome guests from 9:00 - 10:00am in the Gathering Area. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to go to CurePSP.org or SICSA. You can make donations to CurePSP.org online at: http://www.psp.org/get-involved/gifts-and-fundraising.html Or by mail: CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 You can make donations to SICSA at: http://www.sicsa.org/tribute-gifts The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Robbe for his tireless efforts in helping Paul through his illness, the staff of the skill unit at St. Leonard's Retirement Community, and Hospice of Dayton.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 15, 2012
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