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Paul Koester

May 21, 1936 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 82)

          Paul Joseph Koester, 82, of Taneytown died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, FL.  Born May 21, 1936 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Christian and Marie (Dupre) Koester.  He was the devoted husband of Sharon (Rockefeller) Koester, to whom he was married for 55 years.

          Paul worked for the Social Security Administration for 37 years, where he served as a Disability Consultant.  He later worked as the Data Base Manager for Believe-In-Tomorrow Children’s Foundation in Catonsville.  He attended Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church near Emmitsburg, MD.  Paul enjoyed traveling, listening to classic country music, taking rides in the car and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He loved his pets and will be sorely missed by them.  He was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles.

          Surviving, in addition to his beloved wife Sharon, are son, Christopher Koester and wife Nicole of Glen Burnie, MD; daughters, Barbara Ross and husband Tim of Federalsburg, MD and Ellen Blair and husband Robert III of Codorus, PA; brothers, Edwin Koester and wife Sandy of Springfield, IL and Joseph Koester and wife Pat of Scranton, PA; grandchildren, Ryan, Nathaniel “Nate”, Maggie and Robby; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brother, Robert Koester and sister-in-law, Ann.

          A gathering of family and friends in celebration of Paul’s life will be held from 1:30-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Flick's Pub and Restaurant, 100 Antrim Blvd., Taneytown, MD.  Arrangements have been entrusted to MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Taneytown.    

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD, 21158. 

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