Paul Edward Hausmann, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2021, at his home.
Born on October 19, 1933 in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late Mary Belle (Schooley) Hausmann and Paul E. Hausmann, Sr. Paul was raised in Nicholson, Pa. with his younger brother, Robert Bankson Hausmann, of Missoula, Mont., whom he loved dearly. Paul maintained a close connection with his hometown of Nicholson and had an especially close and devoted relationship with his late mother, whom he named as a toddler and who came to be known to all as Honey Hausmann.
Paul attended college at Henderson State in Ark., where he majored in both math and physics. He then was commissioned as 2nd. Lt. in the Signal Corps and was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. for the duration of the Korean War.
After returning home to Nicholson, he continued his education at Penn State University, where he surprised himself by falling in love with counseling and more importantly, his future bride of 57 years, Carla LeAnn Yost of Hanover, Pa. They continued to enjoy watching the Nittany Lions together through this last season.
Paul began his career in education as a teacher, coach, and counselor at the Pennington School in Pennington, N.J. During this time, he furthered his education by completing his Master’s degree in counseling at Temple University. In 1964 he married his love, Carla, and served as Pennington’s Dean of Students until 1970.
Paul and Carla moved to Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pa. after adopting their daughter, Heidi LeAnn Hausmann, now of Athens, Ga. Paul often teased that he gave up his prized Corvette for his daughter and in return received many miniature baby blue Corvettes over the years. He was well-known for his humor and wit.
At Perkiomen School, Paul became the Dean of Students, a math and physics teacher, a dorm master, a coach, and eventually the Assistant to the Headmaster, a position he kept until retirement in 2004. They stayed close to their friends and Perkiomen family and moved to East Greenville, Pa., just a few blocks away. Throughout his time in the Pennsburg area, Paul remained active at St. Mark's Lutheran Church and with the Goschenhoppen Historical Society, while continuing his friendships and activities at Perkiomen, especially enjoying alumni gatherings.
In 2017 Paul and Carla moved to a retirement village in Carla's hometown of Hanover, Pa., where they joined the congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on York Street.
Paul enjoyed hunting, especially at Camp Mushpaugh near his hometown. His love of nature, fishing, and camping never left him and the family enjoyed many memorable summer trips to woods throughout the United States, with stops at antique stores along the way, as both Paul and Carla appreciated their collections and a good auction. He was a voracious reader, enjoyed a good Scotch with close friends and was a noteworthy golfer. Paul will be deeply missed by many family members, friends, and the students to whom he dedicated his life to helping.
Burial will be private. A Memorial service will be held at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Perkiomen School, 200 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073 or The Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Ave, Pennington, NJ 08534.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
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