Be prepared. Troop 13 of the Boy Scouts of America knew the leadership of Paul for 35 years, many boys making Eagle Scout under his tutelage and the Swedesboro Kiwanis club thrived for many years because of Paul’s efforts. But community service and service to nation weren’t new to him: a young Paul couldn’t wait to turn 18 to join the army. He and his friends all signed up and headed off to war. Paul spent most of his time in Korea and he picked up carpentry and mechanic skills while he was there. Coming home he worked for DuPont; every job from the dynamite mines to foreman of the experimental lab in Delaware. But for most of his life he maintained a second job as a mechanic, initially for Homan’s Garage and later for himself. He spent a lifetime seeking knowledge. Even at age 90 he was doing research on the computer and staying current with the grandkids through E-Mail. Paul was a man of few words: he was firm in his convictions but everyone knew Paul’s warmth. Even later in life he cared for many in his family; in his home if that‘s what it took.
The Repaupo boy would spot a girl on a bicycle in Swedesboro. He knew Carole Stiles was the one. Their 66 year marriage was blessed by 3 children, Gail, Paul S. (Linda) and Priscilla DeMora (Dan) and 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister, Mildred Luongo.
Come celebrate 90 kind and loving years Monday 9:00 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio where there will be a service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Lake Park Cemetery.