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Paul "PJ" J. Rounds

November 10, 1934 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Paul "PJ" Rounds Obituary

Paul J. “PJ” Rounds, 89, of Athens Twp., PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Sayre Health Care Center.

He was born on November 10, 1934, in Sayre, PA, the son of the late George and Ella (Bogart) Rounds.

Paul was a 1952 graduate of Sayre High School. While in high school, Paul played the bass in the senior orchestra. He also played the tuba in the band and earned a spot in the state band competition.

Paul was a Veteran of the US Coast Guard, serving on a LORAN Station in the Bataan Islands in the Philippines. In the postwar period, these stations became the world’s primary navigation system. Upon returning home from the service, Paul joined IBM at Owego as an instructor in AN/ASQ-38 Systems Training. He had training and field engineering assignments on numerous programs, including Titan II, Poseidon, F-111 and E-3A. He retired in the late 1980’s as a staff engineer in E-3 systems Engineering.

He met his bride, Jeannine L. Jackson, and they spent 66 adventurous years together before his passing. Over the years, they enjoyed doing many things together, especially traveling. They visited almost every state and spent time photographing much of the scenery. Memorable trips were made to the Colorado River, Green River, Cataract Canyon, Lake Powell, and the Outer Banks. Paul enjoyed mining for Chrysocolla at Long Johns in Arizona, horseback riding at the Navajo National Monument to Keetceel, and fishing on the Susquehanna River.

Paul was a member of the Drum Corps and Penn York Highlanders, the Sayre Historical Society, and a 50 plus year member of the Sayre Elks. He belonged to the Valley RC Model Club, and was an avid builder of model planes, cars, and trains. He was the proud owner of a 1958 Lincoln Continental; and loved participating in car shows. Paul was an avid reader, especially enjoying the works of Tom Clancy.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife, Jeannine, good friends James and Nancy Perkins and their family, and other close friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12pm at the Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA, with the Rev. Paula Kraus officiating.

Burial will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

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Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

12:00 PM
Lowery-Urban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
225 South Main Street
Athens, Pennsylvania 18810

Interment following funeral service
February 15, 2024

Tioga Point Cemetery
803 North Main Street
Athens, Pennsylvania 18810


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