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George Gustav Pauly

October 30, 1956 ~ March 2, 2021 (age 64)


George Gustave Pauly of Chapel Hill died at home Tuesday March 2nd.

Born October 30, 1956 at New York City of Evelyn M. (Rockwell) and Leonard R. Pauly, he was raised in Indiana.
He graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a B.S. in Chemistry.
He received an M.S. from the University of South Florida in Marine Geochemistry in 1984.
He moved to Chapel Hill and worked a variety of chemistry and computer jobs in the area.

George dedicated himself to living a sustainable life,
advocating for biodiversity, native plants, social and ecological justice.
He was an active in several groups; including the Haw River Assembly; North Carolina Botanical Garden;
Chatham County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Triangle Land Conservancy.
George created an organization; Rock Spring Branch;  
to help heal the human/Earth relationship.

He was a kind and generous man who will be greatly missed and will always remembered by those whose lives he touched.

George never married. He is survived by his brother, Tom, several cousins and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Evan;  and his sister, Florence.

Memorials to one of environmental groups he was active in.

A memorial service is planned in June.



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