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POQUOSON - Paul Fay Holloway, 75, a native of the Messick area of Poquoson, & lifelong resident of the city, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson. Paul was a quiet and humble, kind and caring man, who loved the water, animals, and Poquoson. He and his late wife Barbara were instrumental in establishing the charitable organization, Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary (P.A.W.S.), that is devoted to the rescue and domestication of feral cats. Paul donated his childhood homeplace to P.A.W.S. for their use as a domicile for these cats. After graduation from Va. Tech, Paul joined the staff of NASA Langley Research Center as an aeronautical engineer conducting research into hypersonic flight. From this start as a researcher, Paul had a distinguished career with significant technical and management contributions retiring as the Director of Langley Research Center in 2002. In recognition for his many contributions to the national aerospace effort, Paul was an active participant in this community of experts and was the recipient of many peer awards. He was a Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and National Editor of the AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. One of Paul's more significant accomplishments was his leadership of the national team that certified the Space Shuttle thermal protection system prior to the first flight. Paul was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Barbara; parents, Minnie & Chum Holloway; and son, Paul M. Holloway. He is survived by his son, Eric Holloway & wife, Bonnie of Gloucester; granddaughter, Jennifer Jones of Dandy; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday, 2:00-3:00 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, immediately followed by a funeral service in the church at 3:00 PM by Rev. Milford C. Rollins. Burial will follow at Weston Cemetery, Poquoson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to P.A.W.S., P. O. Box 2204, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Press from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2013
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