Of Fairfax, Virginia, peacefully passed away on March 16, 2013 at the age of 83. He was born in South Bend, IN, attended Purdue University, and served in the United States Marine Corps. Paul married Patricia Ann Roach on his birthday in 1956. He worked for AT&T, COMSAT, INTELSAT and the Treasury Department. His passion in retirement was collecting antique tools. Paul is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; his two married children, Pamela and Rev. Bruce Langwiser of Springfield, VA and Patrick and Jean Troutman of Williamsburg VA. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Leanne and Robyn. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, 9301 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax on Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the .

Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 24, 2013