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Duane Owen Paulsen

Duane Owen Paulsen age 89 of Wilmington, DE died on 11/15/12.

A long-time resident of North Wilmington, he was a World War II Veteran, graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa, and was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar.

Mr. Paulsen was a Chemist and a Product Specialist for the DuPont Company from graduation to retirement. During his long career with the DuPont Company he worked on the West Coast (Redwood City, CA) and the East Coast (New York City, NY) as well as in Wilmington.

He was an accomplished pianist and particularly enjoyed playing classical music. In addition he was a amateur photographer and took many picture of his family and travels. He was known for his humor and wit, and his love of a good pun.

Predeceased by wife Alice Leavitt Paulsen, he is survived by wife Shirley O'Dell Paulsen; daughters Barbara D'Emilio of Marietta Georga, Janet Tippett of Rising Sun MD, Nancy Allinger of Newark, DE; stepchildren Bruce O'Dell of Wilmington, DE and Cheryl O'Dell Champagne of Rocky Hill, CT. Grandchildren Jim D'Emilio, David, D'Emilio, Christopher D'Emilio, Ellen Tippett, Hannah Tippett, Jonathan O'dell and Juile O'dell and great-granddaughter Emma Grace D'Emilio. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and never forgotten.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to , 92 Read's Way Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012
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