Condolence & Memory Journal

I just found out about Paul's death on November 9th. At the time I met Paul, he was post Drexel, working for Westinghouse, living in Folcroft, and proudly driving his Datsun 240 Z. Paul was so funny. His humorous quotes, stories, and family tales (all in loving humor) had me laughing silly. Remember his famous quote?--"Thin is in, but fat's where it's at." Paul was well-versed in just about every subject. You didn't need to hire a docent at a historical museum or park. You could just listen to Paul - he volunteered all the history and could almost bring wartime battles to life. Although not always followed, Paul gave good, well-meaning advise. Paul was missed by many from this area when he moved to Florida. His belongings and automobile went down by truck, but he bicycled the 1300 miles and made Florida his home. In the 1970's, there were't many ways to record your favorite music. Not to deter Paul, he owned a large, wheeled tape recorder with speakers. The first song on the tape may have been his favorite. It was "Here Comes the Sun". . . (it's all right). Paul McCauley brought his own sunshine to so many. That's how I will remember him.

Isabel McLauchlan, friend, Warminster, PA. November14, 2019

Posted by Isabel McLauchlan - Warminster, PA - Friend   November 14, 2019

great obit -paul will be missed rip

Posted by john r. thomas - kennett sq, PA - Acquaintance   October 03, 2019

Paul lived next door to my Aunt Wanda in Winter Park, FL and he was a kind, gentle person. When I used to visit her I would enjoy the conversations Paul and I had and the stories he told. The one that stood out was the time he told me how he got to Orlando from Philly. He rode his.. bicycle down the whole way which blew me away. My Aunt nicknamed him Wilson after the tv show Home Improvement. I hope there are Honda Gold Wings in heaven Paul. Rest in Paradise.

Posted by Brett - Reston, VA - friend   October 03, 2019

"Paul, we will miss you very much. We love you and thought a lot of you. Who else would call and offer someone to stay at their house during a hurricane when he was away. And always willing to lend a hand to anyone. Paul we will also miss your delicious homemade breads you would always bring to a Chapter function.

Posted by Dale & Helen Raesly - Orlando, FL - Friend   October 03, 2019

We met Paul at Westinghouse in Lester. He was a dear friend for many years, and he will be sorely missed. If you ever needed help with something, all you had to do was ask, and Paul would be there to provide both levity and assistance. If you ever wanted advice on any subject(or even if you didn't), he was there to volunteer an opinion.

After the Westinghouse migration to Florida, Paul assumed the role of informal social activities organizer for a number of the young (or relatively young) single professionals that moved down with him, organizing countless Friday evening get-togethers, camping trips, and other activities. One happy result of Paul's social machinations is that Dan and I (who had previously known each other only slightly) got together, and are still together to this day. Fittingly, Paul was the best man at our wedding, and we consider him to be one of the best men and best friends that we have ever known.

Speaking for myself, Daniel, and when we were on our bicycle trip, I had the privilege of having Paul as my private Civil War historian when we biked through many Civil War cites. Paul was very well read on the history of the Civil War.

Paul,

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Rest in Peace, our friend.

Posted by Daniel and Vivian Buquoi - MONTEAGLE, TN - Friend   October 03, 2019

Paul was a dear friend of my late husband Eddie. I will remember him with fondness and a smile.
Joan Coffin

Posted by Joan Coffin - Kingston, PA - Friend   October 03, 2019

Sorry for the family's loss!
God bless you all!!

Posted by Sandi Seaworth - Wellington, CO   October 03, 2019

Maureen and family. I just wish I had known your brother after reading his obituary. You are all in my prayers.

Posted by Christina Lennox - Collegeville, PA - Friend   October 03, 2019

I have many great memories of Paul from when I was younger. I'll never forget his rough demeanor, though I, and everyone else who knew him, knows he had a good heart. I feel blessed to have had him as a small part of my life.

Posted by Nathan Shaw - Harrisonburg, VA - Family Friend   October 03, 2019

I know Paul because he was a friend of my Dad's from Westinghouse. I absolutely loved all of his stories and just his company (and emails) would make me happy! My love and prayers for him and his family will continue to flow, as someone as loved as he is especially missed! Debbie Goss (Hutter)

Posted by Deborah Goss - Hackensack, NJ - Friend   October 03, 2019

Paul was a friend for over twenty-two years after he joined the plant engineering group at Westinghouse. I had the pleasure of planning and conducting Paul's retirement celebration dinner. Early on we started a tradition of going out for lunch on Fridays and continued this for many years after our retirements. Paul was always there to help out if needed, whether it was a loan of a vehicle or tool, or a hand in building or repairing something. Paul always spoke with pride of his scouts, his school which never lost a football game, his bike ride down from Philadelphia to Orlando, his early years developing heat balances for steam turbines, and his automobiles and motorcycles.

I am thankful that I was able to get to know Paul over the years.

Paul, Rest in Peace!

Bill Turman

If I can assist the family to resolve any issues in Orlando, please feel free to contact me at 407-413-2950.

Posted by Bill Turman - Oviedo, FL - Friend   October 02, 2019