Dr. Paul Joseph
HURLEY- Dr. Paul Joseph Pagnozzi (Pags), 57, of Hurley, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Health Alliance Hospital, Broadway Campus, Kingston, N.Y.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1961 in Nyack, N.Y., and was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Pagnozzi.
Paul was a graduate of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, N.Y., earned his Bachelor of Science from Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y., graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., specializing in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. After retiring from his medical practice, Paul earned his Masters of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Dr. Pagnozzi was a founding partner of the Grand Street Medical Associates in Kingston, N.Y., retiring a year and a half ago. He was now working in the field of Environmental Engineering at Seed Solar and Engineering in Troy, N.Y., and was an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Paul was a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, member of the Kingston Rotary Club, deeply involved with Alcoholics Anonymous, globe trotting engineer with Engineers Without Borders, professional mentor of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chapter of Engineers Without Borders, founding member of the Rondout Rowing Club, and devoted member to the YMCA, especially his beloved YMCA Camps Seewackamano and Chingachgook. He sat on the boards of countless organizations and participated fully and enthusiastically in so many aspects of his communities.
Dr. Pagnozzi impacted the lives of so many and was universally adored by everyone who had the honor to meet him. He had varied and profound musical tastes and was a talented self taught pianist and guitarist who loved to jam with and for his friends and family. He was a world traveler and voracious reader who left stacks of books on every surface of his house. He loved the Adirondack Mountains and recently purchased property there to better enjoy this beloved region. He arguably loved his cat Dalton (Eep) more than his children and took great pride in showing off her fetching abilities to anyone visiting. Paul had a wicked, profound, and infectious sense of humor and was one of those rare individuals who could truly make anyone laugh in any situation. He had a phenomenal cowboy boot collection he proudly repaired himself over the years and was notorious for stomping down the halls of the hospital in them accompanied by booming laughter. He was the rock of stability and wisdom for countless people in his life and everyone who knew him is testament to the depth of love and gratitude he had for life.
He is survived by children, Leah Pagnozzi and Daniel Pagnozzi; his fiancé, Gail Young; his sister, Mia Pagnozzi; sister, Julie Pagnozzi; his former wife, Diane Page; and truly countless friends in all the corners of the world.
Entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, N.Y., 12401. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28 and 29, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Montrepose Cemetery.
For those who wish, in honor of Paul and in lieu of flowers, his family requests contributions be made to Engineers Without Borders, the YMCA Kingston and Ulster, and the Rotary Club of Kingston in Paul's memory.
A tribute for Paul may be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com
, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.