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Paul D. Edgar

June 15, 1928 ~ September 6, 2019 (age 91)

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Paul Edgar went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 6th, 2019.  He was born June 15th, 1928 to Victor and Emma Edgar, in Seattle Washington.  He attended Beacon Hill grade school, and Franklin High school  After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, attended engineering school in Fort Belevore Virgina.  He served in  Japan, Korea, and the Philipeansas as a cartographer in the Army Engineers.  Upon retruning the United States, he registred for Oregon State University, but met the love of his life, Lynn, and followed her to the University of Washington.  They were married in 1950.  Paul joined the Seattle Planning Commision staff, and soon became enchanted with hydroplane racing.  He designed and built five limited hydroplanes (225s) and became the national high point champion in 1961.  In 1966 he won the Nation Championship race in a field of 25 boats.  As he raised his famiy, he shifted into camping and fishing.  He continued his devotion to the Beavers as a season ticket holder, making frequent trips to Corvallis.  At Grace Baptist church in West Seattle, he served as a deacon and the building chairman.  He oversaw the building of the 999 seat church built entirely with volunteer labor. He retired from the City of Seattle after 31 years, as the acting director of Historical Preservation.   His love, wit, and faith have left a legacy for which we are forever thankful.

He is survived by his loving wife Lynn (Evelyn) daughters Erin Seidel (Paul) and Lynda Smith (Paul III), grandchildren Paul (IV), Laura, Emma, and Paul Jr., and sister Shirley Wilburn (Richard

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