Posted: Mon 1:20 PM, Dec 30, 2013
November 22, 1938 - December 23, 2013
Dr. Paul Schuh Baur Jr. of College Station, Texas, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013.
Paul was born November 22, 1938 in Dyess, Arkansas to Dr. Paul Schuh Baur and Ruth Williams Baur. He grew up in Cairo, Illinois and eventually moved to Bryan, Texas. He earned his degree from Texas A & M where he was a proud member of the Corps. In 1971, Paul earned his PHD in Biology and worked his post-doctorate at NASA where he studied cell division. From there, he became a professor at Shriner’s Burns Institute with UTMB in Galveston and worked on Electron Microscopy. He went on to teach biology at Dickinson High School for several years where he eventually became head of the Science Department. Throughout his life, Paul held additional residences in League City, Galveston and College Station, Texas.
Paul loved making things with his hands and became a master craftsman of carpentry and Plexiglas. Some of his work can still be seen today at the George W. Bush Library in College Station, Texas. In later years his hobbies included: jewelry making, collecting trains, cheering on his Aggies and visiting with old friends and family members.
Paul was the oldest of six boys and is survived by four brothers; several nieces and nephews; in-laws; six grandchildren and four children, Dawn Champagne, Paul S. Baur, III, Julie Hansen and Brian Baur.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother, David Baur.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 4th at First Presbyterian Church located at 1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, Texas 77802. Memorials may be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Research Fund at www.mdanderson.org/gifts; choose In Memory of Someone (Paul Baur) or call for information at 1-800-525-5841.