We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pettigrass Funeral Home
Col James H. Paul V, of Owasco passed away peacefully, early Friday morning June 10,2022 at SUNY Upstate Hospital in Syracuse.
He was born in Jamesville the son of the late James H Paul IV and Norma ( O’Brien) Paul and had been an area life resident. Jim graduated from Jamesville High School, Syracuse University and Rutgers University with degrees in Finance . Jim received more schooling at the US Army War College in Carlisle , PA and the Command and General Staff School in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas . James retired from the US Army after more than 30 years of service with the rank of Colonel. He was highly decorated as the Commander of the 2nd Battallion, 392 Infantry, 98th division , former Deputy Commander 1209 in the USAG. Jim served as comptroller and former executive Vice President for the former National Bank , more recently Cayuga Bank for more than 25 years. He served as a former Vice President of the Security NY Corp in Rochester and Iroquois Bank. Jim was former treasurer of Auburn Golf and Country Club, the CANUS games, past President of the Kiwanis Club, President of the Board of Director at the YMCA/ WEIU and trustee, United Way of Cayuga County’s investment committee, treasurer of the Cayuga County Boy Scout Council, Finance Committee Trustee and communicant of St. Hyacinths Church. He was an avid NY Yankees and Syracuse sports enthusiast. He also enjoyed an occasional poker game with the Teller Ave . Gentlemen Club. Jim also enjoyed many trips with his family and will be sadly missed by all of them.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patricia D. ( Kuter) Paul of Owasco, two children Jeffrey ( Diane) S. Paul of Syracuse, Priscilla L. ( Charles) Frank of Jamesville, three granddaughters , Brittany ( Nikolas) Stojkovski , Emily and Abigail Frank , a sister Carol DeGroot of Syracuse, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will greet any friends this Tuesday in St. Hyacinths Church from 10:00 am until 11:00 am with his Mass of Christian burial to immediately follow at 11:00 am. Full military honors will follow in St. Joseph's Mausoleum.
Contributions may be made in his memory to either St. Hyacinths Church or the Owasco Volunteer Fire Department # 1.