After college Paul served in the Army, and earned a master’s degree in engineering at Stanford University. In 1960, he married Patricia H. “Patsy” Hume and then embarked on a career with various engineering companies. They moved to Woodstock, Vt., in the 1970s, built their own home there, and Patsy developed an award-winning garden. Paul maintained a home office with numerous electronic gadgets, developing a personal computer before other firms, which his employer, Vermont Research, did not support because “it would never sell.” In his retirement he engaged in local politics, read widely, and traveled frequently.
Paul is survived by his wife of more than 63 years, Patsy; two nieces; and numerous friends.