Edward G. Paul, sales manager, dies at 91

September 7, 2013

Edward G. Paul, a veteran of two wars who later became a sales manager for a pharmaceutical company, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 91.

He had cardiac failure, his daughter Kathy Hickey said.

Mr. Paul first came to Washington in 1944, after serving in the Marine Corps, and began working in the late 1940s in sales for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a drug manufacturer later acquired by Pfizer. He eventually became manager for sales in Washington, Northern Virginia and Maryland. He retired in the late 1980s.

Edward George Paul was born in Melrose, Minn., and joined the Marine Corps while attending St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War and also served in the reserves, retiring as a major in 1965.

He lived in Rockville from 1954 to 2010, when he moved to a retirement community in Baltimore. He was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville and coached youth baseball. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His wife of 43 years, Mildred Robbins Paul, died in 1987. Survivors include three children, Kathryn P. Hickey of Baltimore, Thomas E. Paul of Oak Island, N.C., and Constance P. Greendoner of Hockessin, Del.; a brother; a sister; and seven grandchildren.

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