Paul A. Duval, 71, Formerly of Watertown, MA, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008 due to a rock climbing accident in Custer, South Dakota. He lived with his life partner Karen Hargrave in Custer.
He was born in Boston, raised in Allston and graduated from Boston Technical H.S. in 1954. He holds degrees from Wentworth Institute, Northeastern University and a master's degree from Boston University. As a young man he was an avid motorcycle racer and enthusiast.As a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corp, he spent his military service in Europe and was honorably discharged in 1962. He returned to Boston in 1964 with his wife Marie-Francoise and baby daughter Nathalie, after working for two years in Paris as an engineer.
His professional career was spent as a dedicated high school teacher in the Boston Public School System. He taught at Boston Technical H.S., Charlestown H.S. and Madison Park H.S. He spent many of his summers as a camp counselor in Maine.
He was a long-time member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and very active as a rock climbing instructor. His climbing experience included excursions to Europe, Africa, Mexico and all over North America.
He is survived by his two daughters, Nathalie Couetil, West Lafayette, Indiana, Orielle Georgiades, Carmel, Indiana, Brother Kenneth, Yreka, California, Brother Ronald, Long Valley, NJ. and four grand children.