Paul F. Clouser, DuPont Co. retiree

August 5, 2019

Paul F. Clouser, 79, of Georgetown passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Paul was born in Delmar, son of the late Clarence Edward and Mildred Ellen (Baker) Clouser. Paul graduated from Central High School in Painter, Va., in 1958, and served as class president.  After graduation, Paul was drafted by the U.S. Army in April of 1963 and received an honorable discharge in April 1965.  Following his military service, Paul worked for the DuPont Company in Seaford and Waynesboro, Va., where he retired as a research associate and engineer after 33 years. Paul loved cooking and, in the early 1970s, was the owner and operator of the Dutch Inn restaurant in Laurel.

Paul was a giving and generous person who was loved by many; his senior class voted him wittiest, best dancer, friendliest, teacher’s pet, and most popular.  He adored his family and thoroughly enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren.  In his spare time Paul loved cooking, photography, painting, tennis and genealogy.  To the delight of his grandchildren, Paul was very tech savvy.  Paul, along with his wife Pat, loved to travel. They especially enjoyed connecting with friends yearly in Williamsburg, Va., where they spent time visiting and studying the history of plantations. 

In addition to his family, Paul dearly loved his church and the Lord Jesus Christ.  He was a very active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown, serving in many ways.  

Paul is survived by his wife of 51-and-a-half years, Patricia (O’Neal) Clouser; two children, Jeff Clouser and wife Michelle of Bridgeville, and Paula Holston and husband Jimmy of Georgetown; six grandchildren, Alyssa Holston, Dylan Holston, Megan Taulbee, Michelle Peed, Craig Peed and Miranda Peed; three great-granddaughters, Emma Gilreath, Chloe Gilreath and Liliana Howell; and a brother, Bruce Clouser and wife Gabe of Fortson, Ga.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 22860 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, Saturday, Aug. 10.  Visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m., with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11 a.m.   

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Paul’s memory to Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund, 22860 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947, or Compassionate Care Hospice, 20165 Office Circle, Suite 2, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements in the care of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown.