Paul George Krauss

July 5, 1934 - February 14, 2024
Paul George Krauss

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Paul G. Krauss passed peacefully on February 14th, 2024 after a brief illness. A Wilmington resident for nearly thirty years, he was born in the Albany, New York area where he raised a family with his wife of 58 years.

A tireless and passionate educator, he taught Fine Arts, lecturing in drawing, painting and ceramics in parts of four decades, mentoring students during their time in the classroom and well beyond. A member of several arts groups in Wilmington including the Cameron Museum Life Drawing group, he could often be found plein air painting in the historic district or at the water’s edge. Paul was also a life long gardening enthusiast who, most recently, developed a large collection of orchids.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, his sons Darin (Elizabeth) and Andrew (Mumtaz), three grandchildren Mekayl, Elinya and Aiden, a large group of friends and a legion of former students.

He will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to New Hanover County Arboretum, DREAMS Center of Arts Education, or Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Hospice at the links above at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”.

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  • March 03, 2024
    Dorothy Camp says:
    Paul was always friendly and a helpful friend to all. Dick and Dorothy Camp

  • February 21, 2024
    Eric Swanson says:
    Paul was my high school art teacher and friend. He gave me the confidence I needed to grow in the arts. As a friend he and Nancy always made me feel at home when I would come during college breaks. I was lucky to reconnect a few years ago and we picked up our friendship. There are few people who can dramatically affect your life and he was that for me. Eric Swanson

  • February 18, 2024
    Hilary Leavitt says:
    Paul took me under his wing in life drawing 15 years ago, encouraging me and mentoring me. He would bring art lessons to my house where he met my husband, hanging out in the garage with him doing projects and talking. Always a coffee and donuts to share. He was an “ orchard whisperer” rescuing and rehabilitating a nursery full for others. He never gave up on orchards or people! We miss him. I will think of Paul every time I see an orchard or walk into an art class.

  • February 17, 2024
    Christopher Reid posted an image:
    Paul and I met through art and became close friends. Whether painting together, sharing a meal, or just chatting, I am so grateful I got the opportunity to get to know Paul. His sense of humour balanced by his kind heart will be sorely missed.
    Paul and I met through art and became close friends. Whether painting together, sharing a meal, or just chatting, I am so grateful I got the opportunity to get to know Paul. His sense of humour balanced by his kind heart will be sorely missed.

  • February 17, 2024
    Kimberly Reid says:
    Paul was the type of friend that would stick by you, even if things got rough. Not only was he there in the bad times, but he delighted in his friend’s good fortune with them too. He was a special person and will be dearly missed.