PAUL BUCKLEY SMITH

Paul passed away peacefully at the age of 83. He grew up on a farm in Paola, Kansas, with two brothers. Paul was born a natural athlete and played quarterback for the University of Kansas, graduating in 1956, before serving in the Navy for three years as an intelligence officer including the role of radarscope analyst on flights originating from the USS Saratoga. In 1963 he married Jane Henry and they moved to San Francisco where Paul worked as a commercial mortgage banker.

Paul enjoyed exploring the NW with his family after relocating to Seattle in 1976. Paul was politically engaged and had an active interest in the issues of the day. Paul was known as a serious supporter of sports teams, including the Seahawks, the Huskies, and especially the University of Kansas Jayhawks.

He is survived by his brothers, George (Kay) and Carl (Laine), his wife Jane, daughters Karen, Jennifer and Sarah (Aaron) and grandsons, Ryan and Clark.

Memorials may be made to the Museum of Flight or Mercer Island Rotary.

Memorial Service to be held Saturday, February 3 at 2:00PM Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 – 86th Avenue SE, Mercer Island.

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