PAUP DONALD CLARK PAUP Donald Clark Paup, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and American badminton champion, died August 7, 2012 at his home in Vienna, VA due to complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 73. Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Helen Sands Paup; two daughters, Elizabeth Schlier and husband Carl, and Jennifer Butlin and husband Steve; four grandchildren, Inga, Eric, Rachel, and James; and sister, Harriette Mae Morris. He is remembered as a dedicated family man, world-class athlete, professor, and coach; and for his strong faith, character, integrity, kindness, and sportsmanship. His wife and daughters especially remember him always having time for them and putting family first. Dr. Paup was born on April 2, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA. He is predeceased by his parents, Marvin K. Paup and Corinne Vincent Paup; and three brothers. He moved to Virginia with his wife and daughters in 1973. Dr. Paup valued education, earning his BA from Occidental College and MS and PhD from Tulane University; and post-doctoral fellowships at Michigan State University and University of California, Los Angeles. He was a long-time Chair of the Exercise Science Department at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and led the Cardiac Rehab Lab and Runner's Clinic during his tenure. In 2006, after 33 years of dedicated service, Dr. Paup retired as Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science. A badminton legend, Dr. Paup won national and international titles from the 1960s-80s. He won 13 national men's doubles championships, two national mixed doubles championships, and the Mexican and South African Open men's doubles championships. Internationally, he played on and coached the US Thomas Cup Team, US Devlin Cup Team, and US Touring Team to South Africa. He was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 1973, and years later, the Walk of Fame; received the Ken Davidson Sportsmanship Award in 1976; and served on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (1968-97). He served as Service Judge for the Thomas Cup (1967), Umpire for the World Games (1981), and Line Judge for the Olympic Games (1996). He authored badminton skills books and teaching films, and over 50 publications in the field of exercise and sport science; and enjoyed many summers coaching the Connecticut and GWU Badminton Camps. A memorial service will be held October 20 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA. The family appreciates memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at https://support.pdf.org/, and online condolences at www.moneyandking.com.A memorial service will be held October 20 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA. The family appreciates memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at https://support.pdf.org/, and online condolences at www.moneyandking.com.
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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2012