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Tuesday September 15th, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday September 16th, 2020

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Wednesday September 16th, 2020

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Paul Van Leuven

Paul Van Leuven of Accord, NY passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020. He was 69 years old. Paul was born on March 30, 1951 in Ellenville, NY; he was the son of Grant and Esther (Davis) Van Leuven.

Paul served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1971. Paul was very fond of his time spent in Germany and loved to talk about his memories of living there as well as the time he spent living in Houma, Louisiana. He later worked in maintenance for the Rondout Valley School District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting rare coins and hanging out at the Elks Lodge with his buddies; but most of all it was the yearly family vacations spent together in Wildwood, NJ and the yearly trip to the Grahamsville Fair. Paul was always the most amazing father. Whether he was playing games at the arcade on the boardwalk with his kids or taking the metal detector down to the beach to uncover buried treasures, it was always a good time. Paul was a natural when it came to winning games at the fair on his first try; anything to see his children smile.

Paul is survived by his children; Petra Schumann of Germany, Paul Van Leuven of Accord and Shelby Williams of Napanoch. Paul and Shelby’s mother Sheri Williams, and Sheri’s daughter Zoe Williams VanDunk. Also surviving are his two brothers; Patrick Van Leuven and Tony Van Leuven and his wife Sherry. And three sisters; Mary Sanderson and her husband Richie, Rachael Gohr and Jean Mulkowsky and her husband Harold.

Visiting will be held on Tuesday, September 15th from 5-8pm at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St, Kerhonkson. Funeral services will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, the 16th at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson.

Memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, 6215 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100, Amherst, NY 14221 or www.alz.org

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Paul was a wonderful man Ill always remember us splitting a pizza when we worked at the nevele hotel and when he caught me my beloved wild cat gizmo, Im going to miss him. He even hung out with my dad so he had a friend when he came to visit rest in the sweetest of peace dear friend. Love Always Jessica Guay

Jessica Guay Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

I had worked with Paul at the Hudson Valley Resort and saw him often at the Rondout school over the years when dropping off my children. He was a soft spoken man but was very Kind and and I will think of him in my prayers. My sympathies to his entire family.
Stephani Van Wagenen

Stephani Van Wagenen Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family. God Bless You All.

Lynette Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Van Leuven

Steve & Teresa Coddington Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

What a dear, sweet man, Mr. Van Leuven. I remember him fondly from my teaching days at Rondout Valley HS. He always stopped by my room in the main hallway to say hello on his way through. Paul and family, so sorry for your loss.

Connie Dill Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Van Leuven

Todd Wilhelm and Family. Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM