Paul S. Clohan Jr | Obituary


Paul S. Clohan Jr. Paul Speck Clohan Jr., 75, of Martinsburg, WV, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at his home. He was born on March 8, 1947 to the late Paul Speck Clohan Sr. and Helen Clara Steinbach in Salzburg, Austria.

Paul has had an interesting and varied career path. He was a pilot in the US Air Force (1967-1978), engineer at Sperry Secor (1978-1979), engineer and later patent attorney at the US Army Harry Diamond Labs (1979-1990), patent attorney at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (1990-1994), armored car driver at Federal Armored Express (1994), Montgomery County police officer (1995), patent attorney at the Army Research Laboratory (1996-2001), bailiff of Berkeley County (2001-2002), parole officer for the state of West Virginia (2002) and security guard for Arrow Security (2008-2012).

He graduated from McLean High School in 1965 and went on to study industrial engineering at Virginia Tech. (1965-1967), graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1970. He then earned a law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 1986.

Paul had many interests including many outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking and kayaking. He loved animals, especially his lab retrievers. He loved golf, movies, politics and dog walking. Aviation was his greatest passion, and it is said that he was born to fly. He enjoyed spending his time at the Eastern Panhandle Regional Airport as a member of the EAA, building airplanes and flying. He led an interesting and diverse life.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Clohan; brother Gary Clohan (Chris); his daughter Tracy Katharine Bamberger, his son Christopher Paul Clohan; three grandchildren, Ashleigh Kinnaman (JJ), Michael Clohan and Charlotte Clohan; three great-grandchildren, Adalynn, Jaxten and Violet; and beloved pets, Willie and Beau.

He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Helen Clohan; his paternal grandparents, Archibald and Pauline Clohan; and his maternal grandparents, George and Maria Steinbach.

There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Rosedale Funeral Home, 917 Cemetery Rd. Martinsburg WV. The service will begin at noon. The funeral service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the following: CASA of the Eastern Panhandle (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

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