He came to Princeton from Fredericktown (Ohio) High School, where he was active in sports and student government.
At Princeton, he played lightweight football for three years and was in the NROTC program. He majored in history and was a member of Tower Club. He roomed with Al Demaree, Steve Meloy, Bob Ziebarth, John Turnbull, and Paul Phillips.
After graduation, Paul served three years in the Navy, 28 in specialty-store retailing in California and New York, and 17 years in real estate, business brokering, and direct sales in southwest Florida.
Married and divorced twice, Paul had five children and five grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.