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November 5, 1919 ~ July 10, 2017 (age 97)
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Message from Clay Street neighbors Bill & Mary Caci
July 14, 2017 11:26 AM

We will never forget what a great neighbor Paul and his wife, Eunice, were to my parents and the neighbors in the area.
Message from Robert G. Melsom
July 14, 2017 3:46 PM

Dear Brain and Steve:

Our sincerest condolences in the passing of your father. I always enjoyed being in your home because your parents were always so nice to us! We pray that the peace of God guards your heart during this time.

Your Blessed.

Robert Melsom and Family

Message from The Melsom Family
July 14, 2017 4:57 PM

Dear Danforth Family; Our Thoughts, and Prayers go out to you in the loss of your Loved One. We pray that the Lord will comfort you, and provide the strength to deliver you through this difficult time. We look back fondly to all the great times with the Danforth Family in Boy Scouts, at Church, and at the Danforth's Home on Clay Street. We certainly won't forget Mr. Danforth, and all our memories are all good ones.

Take good care, and God bless you.

With Deepest Sympathy

The Melsom Family
Message from BSA Leatherstocking Council
July 15, 2017 3:05 PM

Our sincere condolences to the Danforth family. Very sorry for your loss. No better friend than Paul to the Scouting mission; we are grateful and honored our Scouts were included in Paul's obituary. Thank you for trusting us with the safe-keeping of his legacy.
Message from Etta Buchwald
July 15, 2017 7:51 PM

Dear family,

I remember Paul and Eunice from their years of being in Contact. We often went on the retreats together. I remember one year the both of them were doing such a nice job of dancing together. I asked Paul if they had taken lessons and then why. He told me, "Eunice said I was too boring so I decided to take dance lessons." I got such a laugh out of that. They put in many hours on the phones, and I am sure they helped others in that endeavor.
Message from John Geist, Baltimore, MD
July 23, 2017 7:50 PM

Paul's Family,

Our lives crossed for the first time when Paul and I were students at the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh in 1957. On occasion we traveled from Lancaster to Pittsburgh after weekends spent with family in Lancaster. Later, Eunice and Paul became part of a group of college and graduate school friends that my wife Carol and I gathered together in Lancaster each holiday season for more than 50 years. Those were many happy events that enabled all of us to keep in contact even though our paths had scattered.

Please accept my sincere condolences.
Message from avis smalley
July 26, 2017 4:36 PM

Dear Brian , Stephen and Family,
I was sorry to hear about Paul. I wonder if they are all together in the great beyond cooking up some new adventures and fun. I have fond memories of your Mother and Dad visiting in Morrisonville and at Mother's when I could be there to join them. Then there was the time that Effie and I visited in Lancaster when you were young.

I read the obituary and chuckled on the line that said he was happy to give free advice. That was so like him but it was all done with good intentions. I am hoping I will be able to attend the September memorial service.

Message from Kirsten R. Bishop
August 3, 2017 7:30 PM

Condolences to the entire family ! I first met Paul while working at Easter Seals in Lancaster nearly 50 years ago . He came to the amputee clinic , to assist patients with funding & rehab , as a social worker . Later got reacquainted with Paul & Eunice serving on the Contact hot line . This past year my husband Ned was able to trace his ancestors 10 generations back , on his mothers side - that name is Nicholas Danforth from Framlingham England - he came to USA and helped start Harward University - so now we wonder if we might be related ?? Sincerely , Ned & Kirsten Bishop
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