Paul W Magnuson
April 7, 1944 – June 12, 2020
Paul W. Magnuson, age 76, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Martin Memorial Hospital, Stuart, FL with his beloved wife, Doris, by his side.
Paul was born April 7, 1944 in Homestead, PA to Irma and Carl Magnuson. He grew up in Munhall, PA and was a 1966 graduate of Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) earning a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he moved to the New York City area to begin a lifelong career in the computer industry. Through the years, he worked for several companies finishing with his longest tenure of over 20 years as a Vice President at Pinkerton Computer Consultants.
He and Doris (nee Dagen) were married on June 29, 1968 at Grace Lutheran Church in Rochester, PA and had over 51 years of love and adventure together. Paul loved fine dining and fine wine, traveled to more than 100 countries, and fully embraced the cruising experience after retirement.
He was generous with his time and always willing to serve. This included working with the Middletown NJ Jaycees, serving one term as president and he especially enjoyed becoming Santa Claus for their holiday project. The neighborhood children also looked forward to visits from Old St. Nick each year. He served as a lay lector at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Middletown.
In 2003, the couple moved to Florida and built a home and life in the Summerfield community of Stuart. He volunteered for the Martin County Library System, United Way of Martin County and Habitat for Humanity where he served as both an Advisory Board Member and Board President. He has been a member of the Summerfield Homeowners’ Association Board pf Directors for over ten years.
Paul is survived by his wife, Doris, sister, Beverly Kelly, brothers-in-law Robert and William Dagen, special nephews Mark and John Evans and nieces, Tara Kakiou and Peggy Keaton and their spouses and children. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Shirley.
Because of the current Coronavirus restrictions, there will be no services at this time. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held when we can get together, raid his wine cellar and raise a toast to the man we knew and loved.
If you wish to do so, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, Inc., 2090 NW Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Paul W Magnuson
June 24, 2020
Doris, Linda and I were so saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. We have such great memories of our times spent with you and Middletown group. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
George & Linda Stevens
June 24, 2020
Doris, Ed and I are so sorry to hear Paul passed away. We had such great memories of our times in Middletown with our gourmet club. Paul was the best chef with the men’s turn to cook in June. Judy &Ed
John and Diane Krasula
June 20, 2020
Doris, so sorry for your loss. Paul was a really nice man and did a lot for the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 18, 2020
My Big Brother, you will be missed so very much by your "little sister". Especially since Bob is gone, I wonder who I can call to ask all my silly questions to or to ask for advice about something or to just hear you teasing me unmercifully. You were taken to heaven so quickly it is hard to believe you are gone. My heart breaks for Doris with her overwhelming loss. My only comfort is that I'm sure you will be getting many hugs from Daddy, the Moms and Shirley.
June 17, 2020
Oh Doris I am heartbroken for you. Paul was such an awesome man who gave so much of himself! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jean Leeper Hoelscher
June 14, 2020
My cousin Paul Walter, as we called him then, came down to Midland, Texas for a visit. He went with my father and two older brothers on a canoe trip down part of the Pecos River. It turned into an adventure when their canoe(s) overturned, and they lost most of their food, ending up with mostly stewed tomatoes for dinner! They camped over night, and my mother and a friend of mine picked them up at a roadway crossing of the river the next day.
We often visited Pittsburgh; usually twice a year at Christmas time and during the summer, and stayed with the Leeper grandparents, but we got to visit all of the Magnuson relatives who lived there. Paul was always so tall that he made a "big" impression even though he was rather quiet. We loved visiting his home and his parents, Oscar and Irma.
I will attach a photo of most of the Magnuson family with Oscar, Irma and Paul's sister Shirley at upper left, then Esther and Gus at upper right. In front, left to right, are Paul's grandfather Charles Magnusson, the bride(Elizabeth Brickner) of Walter Magnuson (in uniform) who died in North Africa, July 1944, and grandmother Christina Magnusson.
June 14, 2020
Paul , Doris, my husband and I were visiting a museum in Marseille, France, where we had joined them for the day during their Mediterranean cruise. At one stage he called my name. I turned round, thinking he might want me to translate something, but all he wanted was to take a picture of me by surprise. I had to smile, and the twinkle in his eyes and the big smile on his face were the perfect reflection of his ever generous nature. Thank you Paul, my life is the richer for knowing you.