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Paul Edward Delawter
(Virginia - "Roanoke Times & World News" - September 29, 1998)

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Will Moneymaker

DELAWTER, Paul Edward, of Roanoke County, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 28, 1998 at his home. Paul was born on January 16, 1924, in Washington D.C., to the late Paul H. and Eleanor R. Delawter. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving on the USS Cates during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Columbia Tech in Washington D.C. and was employed by the General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York. Paul was the first employee to come to General Electric in Salem with the responsibiltiy of hiring draftsmen for this new facility. Paul retired from G.E. with 37 years of service. After retirement, he worked at Eagle Auto, Sears Telecatalog, CMT Sporting Goods, and QFS. Paul was a charter member of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church and was one of the founding members of the Church of the Holy Spirit where he remained active until his death. He loved his church and church family. Paul was an avid Redskins fan and loved golfing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Alina Michalski Delawter. H is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Carole Martin Delawter; his daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne D. and Alan Hamilton of Charlottesville, Va., Paula Delawter and Kevin Stanton of Louisville, Ky., Elizabeth D. and Danny Woodford of Roanoke, Pamela D. and Wayne Bernardo of Bent Mountain, Va., Susan D. and John Morgan of Bristol, England, and Deanna D. Settle of Roanoke. Paul was lovingly known as "Pop-Pop"" to his 13 grandchildren, Meredith Hamilton Moneymaker and her husband, Joseph, Emily Hamilton, Natalie, Patrick, and Alina Woodford, Allison, Shannon, Paul, Geoffrey, and Jocelyn Bernardo, Sarah and Samuel Morgan, Joseph (J.P.) Settle. Also surviving are four brothers and their wives, John and Irene Delawter of Venice, Fla., Frank and Celia Delawter of Rockville, Md., Douglas and Jeannette Delawter of Kensington, Md. Paul is also survived by a sister and her husband, Bonnie and Bill Hoffman of Camp Hill, Penn. and a sister, Jean Fernald of Corvallis, Oregon. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express its sincere appreciation for the compas sionate care that Paul received from Dr. Dan Temeles, Dr. Geoff Harter and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Oncology Center nurses and staff. Celebration services of Paul's life will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 6011 Merriman Road, Roanoke, Thursday, October 1, 1998 at 11 a.m. with interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pastor Quigg Lawrence and the Rev. Tom Stocks officiating. A reception will be held at the church following the interment. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel Tuesday, September 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, September 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Holy Spirit Kitchen Fund or to the American Cancer Society. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."" Matthew 25:21.

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