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Willis, Paul Mahlon.
Paul Mahlon Willis, 79, of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 20, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 12, 1935, in Salem, NJ to the late Margaret Holmes Pancoast and Loren Paul Willis. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Salem High School and earned his BS degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1959. While in college he met his wife Carla whom he married in June of 1958. He was looking forward to celebrating 56 years of marriage this June. He was a pharmacist serving in the Stamford and Norwalk communities for 55 years. Paul was a baseball player for the American Legion New Jersey Boys State, as well as a collegiate pitcher. He served as president of the North Stamford Exchange Club and was a member of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Paul was an active member and elder of the Turn of River Presbyterian Church.
Paul enjoyed his 8 grandchildren's sporting and dancing events. His hobbies included gardening, reading and umpiring the games from the stands with a clicker in his hand. He also was an avid New York sports fan and enjoyed supporting UCONN Husky basketball.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Carla Apgar Willis of Stamford, his daughter Meredith Joseph and her husband George of Stamford, his daughter Elizabeth Harrison and her husband Thomas of Newtown, CT., son Paul M. Willis Jr. and his wife Jennefer of Woodbury, CT., and his pride and joy, his eight grandchildren Jennifer, Matthew, Lauren, Elizabeth, Daniel, Benjamin, Madison, and Morgan.
Family and friends may visit Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford, on Thursday May 22, 2014 from 4-8PM. A celebration of his life will be held at the Turn of River Presbyterian Church, 49 Turn of River Rd., Stamford, on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11AM. Interment will follow at the Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Erskine Rd., Stamford.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the care and support he received from the staff of the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center and the Stamford Hospital.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Paul's memory to the Turn of River Presbyterian Church or the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Rd. Stamford, CT. 06902. To leave condolences online please visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com

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Published in StamfordAdvocate on May 22, 2014
Paul Mahlon Willis
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