Paul M. Amigh

August 13, 1923April 30, 2012

Paul M. Amigh, 88, died April 30, 2012 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on August 13, 1923, son of the late Paul Clifton Amigh and Elizabeth Zeak Amigh.

Paul graduated from Altoona Senior High in 1941. He worked at Middleton Air Depot and enlisted in 1942 in the Army Air Corps. Paul was trained as a fighter pilot and sent to China. He became a First Lieutenant and proudly served as a Flying Tiger in World War II. Paul returned from the war and enrolled in Penn State University on the GI Bill. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1950 and began work at D.P. Harris Mfg. in Reading, PA. He married Mary Lou Griffith on November 18, 1950. Paul later worked at Armstrong Corp. in Lancaster, PA. He then worked at AMP Inc. in Harrisburg, PA. He joined IBM in 1967 and subsequently worked for IBM in Princeton, NJ, Gaithersburg, MD, and Raleigh, NC. He was a manager and senior engineer before retiring in 1991.

Paul enjoyed persuing many passions in his life including competitive pistol shooting, building model cars and ships, sailing, photography, model railroading, jazz music, and spending time with his family. He was a long time member of the Sir Walter Raleigh Gun Club. He was a wonderful and caring father and grandfather. He was humble and kind and had a dry wit that endeared him to so many. He was truly a member of the "Greatest Generation". He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Lou Amigh; son Kevin Amigh and wife Elizabeth; his daughter Tamsen McLean and husband Randy; grandchildren, Haylee McLean, Heather McLean, Jackson Amigh, Grace Amigh, and John Ross Amigh. Also surviving sister Suzanne Behers and brother Thomas Zeak, stepbrother James Amigh.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to in his memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Kenneth Wilson

May 4, 2012

I had the fantastic preasure of working with Paul at RTP in the early 1980's. Paul and I always told management like it was rather than the way management wanted to hear it.
After he retired, I lost contact with a real gentleman.
My thoughts and prayers go to Paul's family.

Bill Matteson

May 4, 2012

Dear Amigh family. I did have the privilege (and indeed it was a privilege) of working with Paul at IBM. He was a great guy and always had the highest integrity. He always told it like it was rather than the way management wanted to hear it and he was respected for this. We also had a lot of fun working together. I wish I had kept in touch after he retired. My thoughts and prayers go with the family.

Bob Amigh

May 4, 2012

Mary Lou, and family
We are sorry for your loss. You will be in our hearts and prayers.
Janet (Amigh) Duncan, Bob Amigh

Ron Thomas

May 2, 2012

So sorry to hear of his passing. Paul was one of the most wonderful people I met at IBM. I'm glad I got to work with him. He was highly respected and liked by everyone. A very special guy.

Bob Kruppa

May 2, 2012

Mary Lou: Paul was my second line manager at IBM but over time we became best of friends. Paul was one of the fairest persons that I know and would stand behind an employee regardless of the circumstances. He shared with me many stories about his days in the military and his many hobbies. He is one person that I will always remember.

Barbara Platt-Hendren

May 2, 2012

Kevin and Elizabeth, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Dad. We did not have the privilege of knowing him but from the obituary it sounds as if he lived a fruitful and loving life. Know this brings our deepest sympathy and prayers. Barbara+ and Shelby Platt-Hendren

Leanna King

May 1, 2012

Ms Mclean, So sorry for your loss of your dad. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family!
Love the Kings ( Mason King)

Merle Minor

May 1, 2012

Mary Lou I was shocked when I got a call from Ken Warner. Paul was one of the best Managers I had at IBM and thought a lot of Paul and you. He will be missed by many. May God fill the hole in your heart.