Paul J. Landgraf age 73, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Paul was born December 3, 1946 in Mishawaka, Indiana. On November 14, 1970 in Isabela, Puerto Rico, he married Maria Elena Rivera-Concepcion, his life-long partner of 49 years. Paul served in the United States Air Force for nearly 25 years. After retiring from the Air Force in 1991, Paul worked at Washington University in St. Louis for 29 years.
Paul is survived by his wife Maria, brother John Landgraf and his wife Rhonda of Goshen, Indiana, son Steven Landgraf of St Charles, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Cecelia Mcpheron-Landgraf and two grandchildren, Kaden and Grayson Landgraf and six nieces Danielle, Holly, Amy, Susan, Cheryl and Carol.
Services: No services will be held at this time, but contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s, Diabetes foundation, or cancer treatment organization of your choice.
My heart is broken seeing this news. My prayers go out to you, Steven, Cecelia and the boys and to all who knew and loved Paul. He was an incredible person and I am so glad that I got to call him my friend. He will forever be missed.
We are just in shock that Paul is gone. Paul was a wonderful person and so helpful in the neighborhood. We enjoyed having him as our neighbor. We pray for peace and comfort to all of his family that are left to mourn his loss. RIP Chief, you will never be forgotten. God bless.
Paul was a great friend and will be sorely missed. Heartfelt condolences to his family. Golf won’t be the same without him!
Maria and family: My heart and prayers are with you and your lovely family. So sorry for your loss. Paul will be missed at Washington University especially his smiling face. God bless.
We’ll miss Paul so much. He made our office a special place. It won’t be the same without him and we’ll always remember him. All our love and condolences from the Office of Public Affairs
Deepest sympathies to the family. Paul was a great man and very compassionate about everything he did. I worked with him for over 10 years on many projects at WashU where he always gave it his all.
I just heard about this yesterday and I am totally shocked about his passing. I am holding Paul’s family in prayer. I worked with Paul for 23 years at Wash U. I am a military wife so we had a lot to talk about. Paul was so kind , caring, and helpful to everyone. He will be missed.
Paul’s passing is such a great loss for us all. A dear and wonderful human being loved by so many. Paul will be greatly missed; such a special friend. Paul will always be remembered in our hearts. With deepest sympathy and love.
I am so sorry to hear this news. Paul was a tremendously kind, upbeat, and dedicated person and a joy to work with. My condolences to you and your family.
Paul was a great man who cared so much about the safety of all of us at Wash U. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!
Paul will be missed. I didn’t always see him but whenever I saw him he had a smile on his face. He was always helpful in making sure our department met safety standards.
Paul was terrific working with students—attempting to have them make good decisions even when they didn’t always understand the risk they put themselves in—patient, kind, scratching his head all the way to the end of the program. He made everything better and gave 110% helping others. Cheers to a life well lived.
My condolences. I worked with Paul for 8 years at WU in the early 2000s. I remember how much he loved you Maria and Steven. He was so positive and caring. I am so sorry for your loss.
To the Landgraf family…..please accept my condolences for this incredibly sad loss. Paul’s energy and enthusiasm will be deeply missed.
My heart goes out to Paul’s family. We were so lucky to know and work with Paul. He was a ray of sunshine – the most outgoing and friendly person you’ll ever meet. I loved hearing about all of his adventures. His favorite stories to tell were about all of you — his beloved family. Rest in peace, Paul.
Paul was one of the first few people I met at Wash U 19 years ago. Through the years, he always stopped in with a friendly hello and a kind word when he visited in our offices. He was always quick to answer when I needed help. I do believe we could say his stories bordered on ”legendary,” and I really enjoyed hearing them! Paul was a compassionate man with a kind, old soul, and he will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to all his family for your loss.
Paul was such a wonderful guy. He worked at Public Affairs with me since the 2016 debate, and it was such a joy seeing him three times a week at the reception desk. He took any work you gave him seriously and always had a kind word for everyone. This was a guy who just poured out love to those around him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dear Maria and Family, I feel very fortunate to have known Paul for so many years. He was such an enthusiastic human being; a great story teller; and a committed friend. He adored you and Steven, and loved to talk about your adventures. I attended his retirement and knew that he wouldn’t last long not working, so was not surprised (and happy!) when he came back to campus. In the past year several of us sat together and chatted on the ride home on the Metro on a regular basis. Paul was always so gregarious! Please accept my condolences as you grieve the loss of this fine man.