Paul Linsen of Chadds Ford

Paul Linsen

Paul Linsen

Paul Grant Linsen, 77, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, Aug. 9, at Chester County Hospital. Born in Greensburg, Pa., he lived in Chadds Ford for the last 17 years, previously residing in West Chester.

Paul attended The Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, and graduated with a degree in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He worked for more than 30 years at DuPont, spending much of his career in marketing and sales management. He always had a curiosity and passion for science, history, and politics.

He enjoyed spending his time with his children building cars, boating on the Chesapeake, making things go “Boom”, and more recently sharing his hobbies with his grandchildren. He served on the Sewer Autrhority of Chadds Ford Township and could often be found in the Letters to the Editor section of the Daily Local News.

Paul was preceded in death by parents Paul Gilbert and Louella Moore Linsen. Paul is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ellen Asanoff Linsen, sister Phyllis Kaylor, three children Jeffrey Linsen, Michael Linsen, and Jennifer Ellis, three step-children Kimberly Eschborn, Alexander Eschborn, and Eric Eschborn, nine grandchildren, and loving in-laws.

Family and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday, August 14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Road in Garnet Valley, followed by memorial services at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Paul’s memory be sent to The American Society of Hematology (2021 L Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036.

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