Eugene F. Pautler, 91

February 22, 2022

Eugene (Gene) Pautler, 91, died at his Brethren Village home on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Murphy Pautler, a retired schoolteacher. He was born in St Louis, Missouri on June 3, 1930, and was the son of Alonzo and Catherine Pautler.

Gene was a graduate of St Louis University and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Gene retired in 1990 after working for 40 years for National Starch and Chemical as the Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region where he handled major accounts including Armstrong, Continental Can and Chef Boyardee. After he retired, he started a successful sales and consulting business in the packaging materials industry.

He and his family have lived in Lancaster since 1958. Gene and Mary are long time members of the St John Neumann Catholic Church community where Gene served as a lector for many years. Gene was also a staunch supporter of Catholic education, and their four children attended St Anne’s Catholic School and Lancaster Catholic High School.

After he retired, Gene’s passion was golf. He loved playing golf with his friends and was an almost daily fixture at the Lancaster Country Club putting greens and driving range. (Gene wanted to be sure that his obituary described him as an “avid, but not good” golfer.) His friends and family will remember Gene’s booming voice and gregariousness.

In addition to Mary, Gene is survived by his children, Ann, and her husband Bill Erwin, Lancaster, Ellen, and her husband Steve Scott, Chapel Hill, NC, and son Mark, and his wife Cynthia Pautler, Lancaster, and 7 grandchildren: Sean Scott, Cassie Foley, Claire Scott, Emily Pautler, Hannah Pautler, Madeleine Pautier and Christopher Pautler, and a sister Suzanne. Gene was preceded in death by his youngest son, Greg, who passed in 2015.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, March 4 at St John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 Delp Rd, Lancaster, PA with Father Dan Powell. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, March 3 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz PA, and on Friday, March 4, from 10:00 AM until the start of the service at St John Neumann. The burial at Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Hospice and Community Care Lancaster,, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster PA, 17604.

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February 28, 2022

Dear Mary, Children and Suzanne,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of our cousin, Gene.  Condolences and prayers from the folks in St. Louis, MO
Fran (Dunn) Emerson

February 28, 2022

Dear Mary and family,  We were so sorry to see that Gene had passed.   We send our sincere sympathy and prayers.   Vern & Bev Dunn

February 27, 2022

Dear Mary, and Ellen, Ann, and Mark, I am so sorry to learn that Gene has died, he was a wonderful man, so friendly and helpful.  Gere and I always enjoyed talking to him at the Brethren Village chapel, where we all were living, Gere having passed away now too.   And always a pleasure to talk with him and Mary at St. John Neumann every week.  I know you will all miss him terribly.  You have my very deepest sympathy.  Peggy Frailey

February 27, 2022

Dear Ellen, Ann, Mark, and Mrs. Pautler,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father and husband.  He looms large in my memory as a great force of life.  May he live on forever in your cherished memories of him.  Linda Butz Brenckle

February 26, 2022

Dear Ellen, my deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad, Gene. It’s hard to lose a dad, no matter how old you are. And I’m sure you’re mother will miss him greatly. I hope you can keep all the happy memories of your dad with you. I think of you, and hope you and your husband are well and enjoying life. Keep your life bright, your dad will smile down on you as you do. I hope to see you sometime in the future, maybe at a class reunion. Love, Ann (McCullough) DeLaurentis

February 26, 2022

Gene Pautler was a legend to his family and many friends. His wry quips and sage advice still bring a smile and laughter to all of us. While his physical presence may be gone, his positive spirit remains. Laurel Lee and I send our love and condolences to the Pautler family.

February 25, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss . He made sure you all had a great education and could stand on your own . I know how much he loved to golf . It was his second home as it was for Fred . My thoughts are with you all at this time and with your mom Mary . 

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