Paul Werner Roethlinger, Sr.

October 17, 1928 - May 31, 2020
Paul Werner Roethlinger, Sr.

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Paul (Pat) Werner Roethlinger, Sr., age 91, of Wilmington, NC peacefully passed away, May 31, 2020 in Wilmington, NC at Lower Cape Fear LIfeCare. He was born October 17, 1928 to the late Charles Albert Roethlinger, Sr. of Philadelphia, PA and the late Ara Carter Roethlinger of Wilmington, NC

Paul was a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps and fought at the end of WW II. He was the recipient of the Silver Lifesaving Medal from the US Coast Guard, for heroic action in July 1966. He worked as a Master Glazier for 44 years in Wilmington, NC. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and a devout Washington Redskins fan. He was a member of Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church at Wrightsville Beach, NC.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Mattie Anne Cuddington Roethlinger; his two sisters, Augusta R. Summers and Kathryn R. Harrell; and his two brothers, Charles and Richard Roethlinger.

Paul is survived by his five children, Sharon R. Shannon (Robert); Paul W. Roethlinger, Jr.(Connie); Kathryn R. Swart (Michael); Philip Roethlinger with his beloved dog, BUD III; and Patrick Roethlinger (Angela). He is survived by his nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, as well as, many nieces and nephews, each dearly loved.


Paul W. Roethlinger, will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at an undeterminded date.

Memorial donation may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation 1414 Physicians Drive in Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • June 02, 2020
    Raye Insco and Barbara Cavenaugh says:
    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  • June 02, 2020
    Kay A Davis says:
    Dear Sherri, Kathy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I have many fond memories of being at your childhood home growing up. Your dad and I shared the same birthday and I would think of him every year. In younger years, I would call to wish him “ Happy Birthday “ and we would have a nice chat. I remember all your brothers and sisters, as well as your mom and always felt welcomed at your home. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. My Deepest Sympathy and much Love, Kay A Davis

  • June 03, 2020
    Merrill M Austin says:
    My condolences for your loss. I had the privelege of meeting your dad years ago..May he rest in peace.

  • June 03, 2020
    Denise Gau says:
    Kathryn, I had the privilege of getting to know your Dad and Mom when I lived there for only a year, but many visits back ALWAYS included visits to see them. I am so sorry for your loss and will miss the stories. Love you.