Paul L. Dahlkemper, Jr., age 41, of Waterford, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, after an extended illness. He was born in Erie on May 2, 1968, the son of Paul L. and Norma Jean Hanlin Dahlkemper of Erie.
Dahlkemper, Paul L. Jr.Paul was a 1986 graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School and a recipient of the highest achievement in Boy Scouting, the Eagle Scout. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served for the next seven years until 1993, stationed most of that time in England and New Mexico. When he returned home, he attended Mercyhurst College and earned bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He later earned his state teaching certificate from Edinboro University in 1998 and began teaching social studies at Fort LeBoeuf High School.
As a teacher, Paul was interested in the lives and activities of the students. He was a football coach, the Academic Sports League advisor, and the Fort LeBoeuf Leo Club advisor. Previously, he was awarded the Teacher of the Month at Fort LeBoeuf High School, and in November of 2009, he proudly accepted the Golden Apple Award.
While Paul was a dedicated teacher, coach, and avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he most importantly was a loving husband and dad. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lori (Schrimper) Dahlkemper, and their three daughters, Cassidy, Lacey and Carly Dahlkemper. He is further survived by his parents, Paul and Norma Jean Dahlkemper of Erie; four sisters, Marilyn Niebauer and husband Martin of Erie, Carolyn Monocello and husband Mark of Erie, Kathryn Lawrence and husband James of Waterford, and Jacklyn Gausman and husband Joseph of Erie; his brother, Dr. Patrick Dahlkemper of Pittsburgh; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Friends may attend visiting hours at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Thursday evening from 7-9 pm and on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Lions Club services will be held at 8:30 pm Friday. Funeral services will take place at Asbury United Methodist Church, West 2nd and Walnut Streets, Waterford on Saturday morning at 11:00 am with Rev. Dennis Fetter officiating. Interment will follow at Waterford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to his family to establish college funds for his three daughters.