Paul Arthur Trahan

February 22, 1946August 28, 2018

Paul Arthur Trahan, 72 of Youngsville NC passed suddenly Tuesday August 28th in Taneytown, MD. He was recovering from an infection as a result of hip surgery, and although he was recovering very well he suffered a heart attack in his sleep.

Paul is survived by his daughter and son in law Kristin & Archie Pantoja and his three grandchildren, Alexandra (Alex), Andria (Andi) and Kyle. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Linda Marie Trahan and his son Scott Eric Trahan as well as his mother Helen Northup Miller and step father Edwin Hiskey.

Paul was an Electronic Technician for NASA and retired in 2006 after 30 years with Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. He was also a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. Paul’s hobbies were riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, travelling and spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed.

An informal grave-side service will be held on Saturday September 8th at 11am at Lorraine Park Cemetery in Woodlawn, MD with a luncheon to follow at a local venue. The family asks that anyone that drives a motorcycle please use it as your form of transportation on Saturday to honor Paul’s passion for riding.


  • Committal Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

Paul Arthur Trahan

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Gussie Bartell

September 5, 2018

I grew up knowing ‘Paul’ as Art or Artie. Only 8 yrs. older, he was the son of one of my favorite aunts, one of my Mother’s younger sisters. I remember when he was born. Hadn’t seen each other much in last years, talked a lot since his illness and since we loved each other so much, we decided that we were ‘ brother and sister from another Mother!!!’ Couldn’t have loved him more if he had been my brother.

Philip Matthews

September 1, 2018

I worked with Paul, we all called him PT, his entire 30 years at Goddard and considered him a good friend as well as a dedicated co-worker. We also carpooled for a number of years and our rides to and from work were often the highlight of the day. Some great memories. We fell out of touch after PT and Linda retired to North Carolina and we retired to Georgia but still always remembered to exchange Christmas greetings. Our condolences to his family.

Jackie Trahan Stevens

September 1, 2018

I'm Paul's(or Artie as the family called him)cousin, George's oldest daughter.I am so sorry to hear of his death. I can't remember the last time I saw him but we have exchanged Christmas cards for years.I'll miss seeing that card in the mail this year.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.