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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Paul Ellsworth Pugh, Sr.

Paul Ellsworth Pugh, Sr., 67, of Ballston Spa, NY passed away peacefully Monday March 10, 2014 at his home. 

Paul was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947 the son of the late Charles and Louise Beaty Pugh.

After serving in the US Navy, he married Nadine Draves  in Saratoga Springs, where they raised their family. He graduated from Siena College and was a retired NY State computer specialist.

He enjoyed golf, computers, managing his rental properties and spending time with his family. He earned a private aircraft pilot’s license and was a member of a flying club.

He is survived by Louise Goudy (mother), Stacy and Paul Pugh II (son), Jordan Pugh (grandson), Julia Pugh (granddaughter), Jeffrey Pugh (son), Barbara (sister) and Michael Skoldberg, Karen and Charles (brother) Pugh, Don Skoldberg (nephew), Stacy Skoldberg (niece), Amanda Skoldberg (great niece), Matthew Skoldberg (great nephew), Mark Pugh (nephew), Scott Pugh (nephew) and Nadine Draves.

Paul will be laid to rest with Military Honors on May 9th, 2014,1:00 pm at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY.
The family is grateful for the support and friendship of Paul’s best friend Stephen Warner and for the considerate care by the people of The Community Hospice of Saratoga.
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  1. I was so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Paul was my supervisor for several years, and everyone enjoyed working with him. He was always positive, even when things in the office were hectic. An all-around good guy. My sympathies to his family and friends.

  2. Condolences to the family, very sorry for your loss.

  3. I was sadden to hear of Paul's passing. I worked for him for a good number of years at NYS. We had many 'lively' discussions concerning problems and their solutions which we both enjoyed. We belonged to a lottery subscription and while we never hit it big, we had a good time thnking about what we would do when we did. He taught me how to fly using a flight simlulator and while I never really got into the air, what he showed me was intersting. He was a really good guy and a great boos. He was always quick with a smile and a laugh. And he also took it in stride when someone would call him Gunther (inside joke among the staff). My thoughts to his family.