Paul Wilson Schaughency, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away July 14, 2022. He was born in Beaver, PA, the youngest son of Charles Preston Schaughency (1874 - 1950) and Julia Belle Rogers Schaughency (1880 - 1967). As a youth he was a member of the Boy Scouts and the Methodist Church in Beaver. He graduated from Beaver High School in 1939, where he was a cheerleader, class president, and honor student. The scholarship he received from Beaver enabled him to attend the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt he was in ROTC, Sigma Chi, and graduated in 1943 with a degree in Business Administration and a commission in the Coast Artillery. It was at Pitt that he met Catherine Doris Black (1922 - 2018). On January 4, 1944 he and Catherine were married in the chapel at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Soon after the wedding he was sent to Adak in the Aleutian Island Chain where he received a commendation for locating a chaplain and three nurses lost in a snowstorm, in addition to the ATO, APTO, and Victory and Reserve Medals. On active duty he served as a Coast Artillery Officer, Battalion Personnel Officer, Post Personnel Officer, and then Post Adjutant. He separated from active duty as a Captain, continuing in the reserves where he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He went back to Pitt for a Masters of Letters Industry. His entire career was with PPG Industries, retiring in 1987 after 39 years. This career took him from Pittsburgh to Mt. Vernon, OH, to Crystal City, MO and back to Pittsburgh in 1970. He received the American Society Training Director award. A respected businessman, mentor, singer and actor, he was very active in the community. Organizations he was involved in included the United Community Fund (President), the Mt. Vernon Community Trust, Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army Board and the Elks Chorus in Ohio. Missouri activities included the Twin City Community Chest, Advisory Committee for the Evening Division Jefferson College, Rotary (President) and Chamber of Commerce. In Pittsburgh, he enjoyed being in plays at Little Lake Theatre, and in the Heinz Hall Chorus. After retirement, he was very active in the Barbershop Chorus and several quartets. Always of top importance was his church, singing in the choir wherever he went. He served as Moderator in the First Congregational Church in Mt. Vernon, was a Deacon and Elder at Grace Presbyterian Church, an Elder and Chair at Southminster Presbyterian Church. After retirement he served 20 years as a volunteer Personnel Consultant at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, receiving the Paul Anderson Award. He was a 80 year member of Sigma Chi, and a longtime member of Military Order of World Wars and belonged to Lodge 45 Free and Accepted Masons. Paul moved to Providence Point in 2009 with his wife, Cathy. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine (Leslie) Crider of Mt. Vernon, MO; son, Edwin (Eileen) Schaughency of Urbana, MD; and daughter Elizabeth Schaughency and her husband Paul Thorsnes of Dunedin, New Zealand; grandchildren Charles Sean (Kristin) Crider of Bella Vista, AR; Katherine (Justin) Phillips of Springfield, MO; Heather (Jonathan) Hall of Hagerstown, MD; Paul M (Katherine) Schaughency of Westminster, MD; Lesley Colleen (Ryan) Brewer of Shiloh, IL; Quinn Schaughency Thorsnes and Shannon Schaughency Thorsnes of Dunedin, New Zealand; great-grandchildren Julia Crider, Abigail Phillips, Gideon Hall, Charles F. Crider, Ezekiel Hall and Crosby Brewer; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife of 74 years and his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Paul Wilson Schaughency II and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles H. and Alice Schaughency and Edwin L. and Gertrude Schaughency. A memorial service will be held on October 22 at Southminster Presbyterian Church at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Gallagher Hospice, the Ed Schaughency Fund of the Beaver Foundation, or a charity of their choosing.
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