In memory of
Paul Hollister Dunlap
Paul Hollister Dunlap January 21, 1928 ~ December 4, 2016 Resident of Alamo, CA Born in Reno, Nevada to John F. and Miriam F. (Hollister) Dunlap, Paul grew up with three brothers and one sister in San Leandro, California. After graduating from high school, where he was active in the drama department, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1946 and served one year, nine months and 28 days. He furthered his education at the School of Engineering Sciences and California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.He worked for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 25 years as a technical illustrator. Paul married his high school sweetheart, Virginia A. Storz, in 1950 and together they raised five daughters in Danville before her death in 1992. He instilled his love of the outdoors through family camping, hiking and travel adventures. His volunteer work at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley as well as singing in the church choir sparked a friendship with Betty Overholtzer whom he later married in 1997. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by wife Betty, daughters Joan (Jeff) Holmes, Catherine Dunlap, Barbara (Ken) Davis, Paula (Farzin Taban), Claudia (Rick Silver), step-daughter Ella Webb, grandchildren Tavo, Nina, Miseli, Christopher Brian, Eric, Mari, and five great-grandchildren. He will forever be remembered for his genuine kindness, humor and talent as a master woodworker and artist. A family gathering to celebrate Paul's life will be held in Alamo on his birthday. Memorial gifts may be made in his honor to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley or the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation. View the online memorial for Paul Hollister Dunlap
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