Paul Nyul, 92, vet, RCA employee, published author

By on April 18, 2012

Paul Nyul, 92, of New Holland, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at his home.

He was born in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, N.J., to the late Paul and Anna (Sandor) Nyul, and was the husband of the late Olga (Kurak) Nyul. Paul and Ollie shared 48 years of marriage before her passing in 1995.

Paul served during World War II in the U.S. Army in South America from 1942 to 1945. He and Ollie were married on April 5, 1947. In 1950, Paul graduated valedictorian from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). He received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Drexel in 1954. He worked 39 years for RCA, publishing multiple technical papers and received 14 patents before retiring in 1985. In his retirement, he completed coursework for a doctorate in engineering management. He was honored by MSOE for lifetime achievement in his field.

Paul is survived by his three children: Vicki, wife of Dr. Robert Owens, of Schaefferstown; Terri, wife of Richard Whiteford, of Downingtown; and Commander USNR Ret. Paul R. Nyul, husband of Debra Nyul, of Ft. Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren: Sarah Owens, of Holtwood; Colleen Owens, of Missoula, Mont.; Ryan Owens, of Olivehurst, Calif.; Adam Whiteford and Matthew Whiteford, both of Downingtown; Thomas Nyul and Robert Nyul, both of Fort Worth, Texas; and three siblings: Goldie Posey, of Largo, Fla.; Edward Nyul, of Trenton, N.J.; and Irene, wife of Richard Pinter, of Trenton, N.J.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Emily Whiteford; and six brothers.

His memorial service will be held April 20 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 612 N. Duke St., Lancaster, with Rev. Richard S. Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the Northwood Cemetery, Downingtown, with full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to St. Labre Indian School (, Boys Town ( or Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at .

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