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Paul D. Sontag P.E. Colonel US Army (Ret.) Born in Tulsa Oklahoma on January 6, 1933. Predeceased parents: Peter Paul Sontag and Ruby Stevenson Sontag. Survived by bother Bob Sontag of Tennessee.
Surviving Children: Vicki Hewitt and husband Billy of Sand Springs; Charles Sontag and wife Marty of Sand Springs; Paula Sontag of Virginia; Lesley Taylor and husband Aaron stationed in Nebraska. Mothers of children: Betty Conway of Virginia and Paula L Rhodes of Texas.
Surviving Grandchildren: Michelle Harris, Amanda Kucera, Megan Rutherford, James Dee Sontag, Benjamin Taylor, Andrew Taylor Surviving Great- Grandchildren: Seth Sontag, Madison Rutherford, Lily Rutherford
Paul attended Holy Family High School. He graduated valedictorian, Class of 1950. He continued his education at Oklahoma A&M receiving a Bachelors Degree in Engineering in 1954. In 1963, he completed his Masters Degree at Oklahoma State University in Civil Engineering.
Colonel Paul Sontag had a distinguished military career with the Army Corp of Engineers. He spent one tour in Korea, four tours in Germany and one deployment in Vietnam. Paul retired from the Army in 1984. He continued his professional career for another 17 years with the City of Alamo Heights, as the City Engineer in San Antonio Texas. He retired in 2002.
Paul Sontag was a devoted Catholic and a member of Saint Peters Church in San Antonio Texas. He had the pleasure of traveling with his church to Rome.
Paul was fortunate to have traveled extensively abroad. He shared his Engineering expertise while traveling with the People to People Ambassador Program which was established by Dwight Eisenhower. Some of his most accomplished trips were traveling to Russia, China and Vietnam.
Paul spent his retirement volunteering for 7 years at the Fort Sam Houston Library.
The family would like to thank Saint Simeons for their wonderful care and assistance. In lieu of flowers we ask you make donations to the Saint Simeons Foundation Donor Support. 3701 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tulsa Oklahoma 74106
Died September 2, 2012
Published in Express-News on Sept. 12, 2012