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Col. (Ret.) Paul H. Wragg, USAF, 82, of Lititz, formerly of Denver, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Luther Acres.

He was born in Chicago, IL, to the late Paul H.Wragg, Sr. and wife Julia, and the late Catherine (Jean) Martin and was the husband of Susanne B. (Kirk) Wragg, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Denver. He enjoyed bike riding, traveling, and gardening.

Paul entered the US Air Force in 1959 as an officer and a chaplain. He was the base chaplain in November of 1978 at Dover Airforce Base when the tragedy occurred at the People's Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, under the direction of cult leader Jim Jones. He spent that Thanksgiving consoling grieving families as their loved ones were airlifted out of Guyana and arrived at the mortuary in Dover. He retired in 1979 after 20 years of service.

Paul was a graduate of Florida State University and went to seminary in North Carolina at Duke University's Divinity School. He received a Master's in Education from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida State University. He was a pastor at many churches in North Carolina, Florida and Deleware.

In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by 4 daughters, Janet, wife of Bill Majer of Morgantown, PA, Susan, wife of Carl Bruno of Fredericksburg, VA, Lisa, wife of Alan Nold of Dover, DE, and Vicki Smith of Seaford, DE; 4 step-children, Patricia Lang of Dover, DE, Michelle Whelan of Wayne, PA, Hope Lang of Fulton, MD, and Robert Lang of Grafton, OH; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Joann, wife of Jan Flickinger, Ocala, FL, and a half-brother, Richard Wragg, Melbourne FL.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m., with time of visitation and a light luncheon following, at the Community Room in the Town Center, Luther Acres, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, with Pastor Joseph Veres officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Luther Acres Benevolent Fund, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543, or to the Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 Walnut Street, Denver, PA 17517.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.
Published in Dover Post from June 2 to June 11, 2015
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