Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA


Samuel Edward Paup

November 12, 1951January 5, 2020

Samuel Edward Paup, 68, of Monroe, Virginia passed away on Sunday, January 5th, 2020. Born in Downingtown, Pa. on November 12th, 1951 to Fred and Laura (Perella) Paup and later raised by Anthony J. Pompa.

Mr. Paup is survived by his wife, Kathleen Thayer Paup; daughter, Rebekah Paup Martin (Brian); daughter, Kathleen Paup Murray (Bobby); father, Anthony J. Pompa; brother, Bobby Paup; brother Fred Paup and posthumously by sister, Sharon Seese; brother, Gary; brother, Richard; grandchildren, Dustin Lee Martin (Alexis); Branden Lee Martin; Callee Ann Martin; great-grandchildren, Oakley Mason Martin; Riley Blane Martin. Lucky enough to be loved by a large extended family.

The mold was thankfully broken with Sam. A bull amongst men he was a true original. Having lost his father at a young age Sam was taken under the wing of Anthony Joseph Pompa who helped raise Sam and then later became a surrogate grandfather to Rebekah and Katy. He was hopelessly devoted to his wife Kathy, whom he met and fell in love while attending Downingtown High School. Sam later attended Downingtown-Coatesville Technical School where he became a certified welder. He worked hard as a diesel mechanic, and resident grumpy old man at Lawhorne Brothers Paving for over 30 years. Sam was a talented welder and mechanic and dreamed of building a hot rod of his own one day. Truly a one of a kind!

The Paup Family would like to thank Whitten Funeral Home (Madison Heights) for the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given to Monelison or Amherst Rescue Squads. A very warm thank you to both squads for the care and concern shown.

A private memorial will take place this spring in Virginia Beach. The family wishes to celebrate Sam in his happy place near the water and sand. A huge thank you for all the memories shared.


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Rebekah Martin

January 10, 2020

My Dad was the hardest working and best man I've ever known. He was hard headed and stubborn, but he had the biggest heart. I will always miss you Daddy. We love you to the moon and back.

Debby Thayer

January 7, 2020

Our family has been forever changed and molded by Sam.
We learned so many things from Sam such as to tell exactly what's on your mind, to love hard, air your grievances, make up and get on with life. He cherished our family and for that we are forever grateful. We are also grateful to Fred, and Bobby, and the extended Paup/Perella families who shared Sam with us. We will never be the same. He's in a heavenly place with his favorite girls - trash talking forever. Love you, Sammy Paup