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Paul F. Carmel
November 27, 1945 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Paul F. Carmel, aged 78, from Moreau, peacefully transitioned from this world on Sunday, January 7, 2024, demonstrating remarkable courage throughout his eight-year battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Cohoes, Paul was the son of the late Harvey N and Eleanor Farrell Carmel. He cherished a profound and enduring companionship with the late Karen Quintana. Paul earned his degree from LaSalle University and subsequently served with honor as an infantryman in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a member of the Americal Division. His outstanding marksmanship earned him well-deserved medals. Following his Vietnam service, he was stationed at Ft. Holabird, MD, where he contributed to Army Intelligence and attained the rank of Specialist (E-4).
After his military tenure, Paul actively participated as a member of The VFW Post in Saratoga. His professional journey primarily involved various aspects of sales, including serving as an agent with Combined Life Insurance Company for many years. During his leisure time, Paul cherished the company of friends and engaged in spirited conversations on professional sports and global politics. He had a particular fondness for deer hunting in Vermont with his companions but held a genuine passion for witnessing the excitement and competition at Saratoga's flat track. In his younger years, Paul was renowned for his slalom skiing skills on Lake George.
Paul is survived by his sister, Nancy (Eric) Holm, and brothers Stephen (Bobbi), James (Sandy), Thomas (Mary), and Mark (late Karen). Additionally, he is fondly remembered by several cousins, 2 nephews, and a grandnephew.
Family and friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024 at St. Mary's Church, 167 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Interment with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.
The family expresses deep appreciation for the exceptional care provided by the doctors and staff at Albany VA Medical Center during Paul's journey.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations in memory of Paul be made to any veteran’s charity, a meaningful gesture that would be greatly cherished.