Paul E. Ulrich,
86, of 11 Mateo Drive Danville PA died Monday morning, March 12, 2007 at
Emmanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Maria Joseph, Danville PA. He
was born November 1, 1920 in Exchange PA the son of the late Edward and
Delcina Wertman Ulrich.
graduated from Turbotville High School where he lettered in soccer and
baseball and had the lead in the senior class play. He graduated from
Bloomsburg University where he majored in Chemistry and minored in History.
earlier years, Mr. Ulrich was employed as a Chemistry teacher at Turbotville
High School. Mr. Ulrich owned and operated a furniture stripping and
refinishing business. He was also employed as a quality control chemist for
Merck and Company in Riverside PA where he retired.
Ulrich served as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps during World
War II in the South Pacific on Okinawa and Guam. He was a member of the
Marine Raiders (Special Forces) and was the platoon leader whose group
discovered the Japanese occupation on Sugar Loaf Hill, Okinawa. Mr. Ulrich
earned two purple hearts for wounds received during his tours of duty with
the 6th Marine division. He served as president of the 6th
Marine division alumni; was actively involved with the Susquehanna Valley
Marine Corps League where he was honored as Marine of the Year for his
involvement in Toys for Tots. He was instrumental in implementing a Marine
Corps League Scholarship at Virginia Military Institute and initiated and
implemented a 50th Anniversary monument on Okinawa and
participated in the dedication. He was a member of the Danville VFW Post
298 and American Legion Post 40.
Ulrich was a member of Shiloh United Church of Christ Danville PA. He
was a member of Danville-Mahoning Lodge No. 224 F & AM Danville PA and
Danville Lions Club. His involvement with local community projects included
president of the Band Booster Club for Danville Boys and Girls Band, Boy
Scouts of America, Riverside Borough Council, Danville School Board,
Danville-Riverside Bridge Committee and the Danville Community Park Monument
and Restoration Committee.
Ulrich was an avid golfer and was President of the Merck Golf League. He
was an avid world traveler and a history buff who visited historical
places. Mr. Ulrich was an antique buff who bought and sold antiques and he
also assisted a local auctioneer for antique sales.
survived by his wife of 61 years Naomi E. Moser Ulrich whom he married
December 26, 1945. Also surviving is one son Gary P. Ulrich and his wife
Karen of Mechanicsburg, PA and one daughter Janet N. Bowersox and her
husband Cliff of Millmont, PA. He is also survived by three grandchildren;
Brittany Baker, Zachary Ulrich and Jessica Manning. He was preceded in
death by two sisters; Florence Wolford and Clara Gensel.
services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 1:00 PM from the Visneski
Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville with his pastor the
Reverend Brian E. Cope officiating. Burial will follow in Elan Memorial
Park 5595 Old Berwick Road Bloomsburg PA. Friends will be received from
11:00 AM until the time of service. Military rites will be accorded by the
Montour County Veterans Association.