PAUL GILBERT SCHOENNAGEL SR., a retired automobile service manager of The Penn Brothers Family for many years, died early Monday morning after suffering a severe stroke. He was 65. Paul was born and raised in Baltimore City, where he lived with his parents, three brothers and a sister on Gorsuch Avenue behind the famed Memorial Stadium. He graduated in 1957 from Poly Technical Institute, which molded his lifetime career and commitment to the automobile industry. Paul married his high school sweetheart, Pam Ireton, and spent the next few years having babies and building a new home in Reisterstown. This was in 1966, and Paul lived out the remainder of his life in the same home his four children grew up in on Mysticwood Road, surrounded by loving family and friends. To say that Paul had many friends is an understatement. He touched so many lives and kept in contact with many of the "oldtimers" along with welcoming many new neighbors and friends into his life and home. Paul will be terribly missed by his family, grandchildren, relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers and his "critters". Once a friend of Paul's, you have a friend for life. His humor was endless and he will be most remembered for his kindness, generosity and unselfishness when it came to helping his family and friends. Paul had nicknames for just about everyone he cared for and his many quips and quirks will keep us laughing and remembering well into our old age. Paul kept us on our toes and his uniqueness enabled so many people to be a part in his life. Paul Gilbert Schoennagel Sr. his survived by his four children, Donna Schoennagel Roden, son-in-law Byron, grandson Sterling Sea, Paul Gilbert Schoennagel Jr., daughter-in-law Jessica, grandson Paul Gilbert III, Linda Schoennagel Rockenhaus, son-in-law Dennis, granddaughter Samantha Lee Anne, grandson Dustin Paul, Karl Schoennagel, daughter-in-law Meghan and grandson Kelsey Erick, brothers Frederick Xavier Schoennagel Jr., Edward Charles Schoennagel and Robert Francis Schoennagel. He is predeceased by sister Helen Jane Brooke. At Paul's request, there will be no formal service held. At this time his children are welcoming his friends and family into his home, 227 Mysticwood Road, 410-833-5167. Also on Saturday, June 12, 2004, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Mysticwood Road address at 12 noon. Please plan to attend. This was Paul's final request for his family and friends to be together for him. In lieu of flowers, Paul and his children request any donations to go to C.A.U.S.E. (Comfort for America's Uniformed Services Elite), P.O. Box 218, Herndon, VA 20172, 703-481-8830. This organization specifically benefits our wounded men and women who are actively and currently fighting for our freedom around the world. Arrangements by ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, Owings Mills.

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