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JOHN W. PAULY


 
 

JOHN W. PAULY  

General John W Pauly USAF (Ret.) passed away August 7, 2013 in Colorado Springs CO. He was 90 years old. General Pauly was born in Albany, NY in 1923. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1940 and attended Rensselear Polytechnic Institute for two years before entering West Point in 1942. He earned his pilot wings in West Point before graduating in 1945. He was promoted to grade of General in 1978 and was appointed Commander in Chief, United States Air Forces Europe, as well as Allied Air Forces in Central Europe Commander in 1978. General Pauly retired from the USAF in 1980. Following his retirement from the USAF, he accepted a position of CEO for Systems Control Technology of Palo Alto, CA in which he retired in 1994. Gen. Pauly was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Pauly and second wife, Lois Pauly Rutledge. He is survived by his children with Mary Frances, John W. Pauly, Jr., Richard Pauly, Kathleen Donley, Joanne Bolt and Karen Cooper; as well as four grandchildren. Funeral services and interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on October 23, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. at the Old Chapel. A reception will follow the interment at the Fort Meyers Officers Club.



Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 5, 2013
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