Robert A. Paul

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Robert A. Paul

October 06, 1942 - August 01, 2018

COOPERSTOWN - Robert A. Paul, born in Oneida, on Oct. 6, 1942, grew up in Hamilton.
After graduation from Hamilton High School, Robert attended Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in science.
Robert started his career with Sky Chef (the catering division of American Airlines) at the Syracuse International Airport. He then served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971, in Germany. Robert then returned to Sky Chef where he started a 20-year career managing units in Phoenix, Boston, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and New Orleans. Roberts's career culminated as general manager of Sky Chef at JFK International Airport in New York City.
Robert retired from Sky Chef in 1990 and moved to Cooperstown. Robert then continued in the hospitality industry where he owned and operated three successful restaurants in Cooperstown, the Terrace Café, the 1819 House and O'Hanlan's Steakhouse. In 2004, Robert converted the 1819 House into a Bed and Breakfast that remains in operation.
Robert was known not only for his ability to manage business but also for identifying and mentoring young colleagues in whom he truly believed. His creativity and work ethic were exemplary, allowing Robert to have continued success in the hospitality industry. Known by all who encountered him as a no nonsense, larger than life personality, with a laugh that was instantly recognized from across the room.
Robert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Alexandra and Damian Price; grandson, Anderson Robert Price; and sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Thomas Perloff. Robert is also survived by several cousins.
In keeping with Robert's wishes, his family will privately gather to celebrate his life. Interment with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Paul Funeral Home of Madison.
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Contributions in Robert's name, may kindly be made to the Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346.
Published on August 5, 2018
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