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Paul Kaltschnee

Paul tending our information booth at the West Greenwich Library


All of us at Lake Mishnock Preservation Association are saddened that we have lost Paul. He died Sunday, December 31, at Kent County Hospital after fighting health problems for many months. Nonetheless, he attended our last meeting November 13, 2012, with the use of a walker. As usual he and Mary made a full contribution to the discussion. Paul was always forward looking.

Paul and Mary were founding directors of LMPA. They worked harder than anybody to make sure we were professional and effective. They took care of all membership-related duties.

Paul will be greatly missed. All of us at the Lake Mishnock Preservation Association send our sincere condolences to Mary and her family.

Please read his obituary below.



Date of Death - December 30, 2012


KALTSCHNEE, PAUL E., 70, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Kent Hospital. Husband of Mary E. (O' Driscoll) Kaltschnee for 48 yrs. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late John C. and Ellen M. (Pruitt) Kaltschnee. He was the father of Michael (Annie) Kaltschnee of Danbury, CT, David (Linda) Kaltschnee of Mt. Holly, NC, John (Jamie) Kaltschnee of Monroe, CT and Michelle (Grant) Newton of Leland, NC. He was the grandfather of Michael, Mark, Alyssa, Kiara, Brianna, Lars and Tobin; great grandfather of Cameron; brother of the late Joan Manning. Retired in 2004, Paul enjoyed a successful career in Sales Management. He was active in West Greenwich where he served on the Town Council and the Conservation Commission attending town meetings. He monitored the water quality at Lake Mishnock for URI for 10 years. Paul was Director on the Board of Lake Mishnock Preservation Association and Save The Lakes RI. Paul belonged to God's Healing Love Prayer Group at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Paul enjoyed family, fishing, playing the organ, art classes, volunteering at Coventry Senior Center, and belonging to the Happy Seniors. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:00 am in SS John & Paul Church, 341 South Main St., Coventry. Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 7 pm in the IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., (Rte.117), Coventry. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lake Mishnock Preservation Association( or Save The Lakes RI ( will be appreciated.

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