Paul Schuyler Pilcher (1945-2018)




Paul died January 28, 2018.

A native of Newton MA, Paul came to Princeton from the Noble and Greenough School, in Dedham MA, where he played tennis and soccer and headed the Dramatic and Debating Clubs.

Paul was a member of Cloister Inn and a WPRB radio announcer. He played lead roles in Triangle Club productions and served as Club president our senior year. After graduation, he went on to earn degrees from Suffolk Law School, Harvard, and University of Massachusetts.

Paul’s professional life was full and varied. He was at various times a teacher in California and Vermont, teacher and headmaster in New Hampshire, and lawyer in Vermont and New Hampshire.

His cultural and civic lives were equally full and varied. He founded a children’s camp in Vermont and wrote and directed plays at the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab. Having retired to Wellfleet MA some twenty years ago, he served that community as selectman and member of the housing authority and comprehensive planning and economic development committees. Paul is survived by his spouse, poet and journalist Dan Lawson; children, Jennifer, Katie, and Douglas; and four grandchildren. The Class extends its sincere condolences to them.

Click here for Paul's obituary with many additional details of his life. Here is an article about Paul's work on the Wellfleet Board of Selectmen. Here is the PAW Memorial.

Paul's Princeton roommates were Bob Amdur, Bob Vogel, Dave Mulock, Arch Elias, and George Hansen.

The photos at the top are from the Freshman Herald and the Nassau Herald. The three photos below show Paul 1) with husband Daniel Lawson (from Facebook), 2) with his son Douglas, and 3) after saving a wild turtle.