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Paul W. Lurk

Paul W. Lurk

Feb 17th, 1940 - Aug 6th, 2020
  • Birth Date: Feb 17th, 1940
  • Death Date: Aug 6th, 2020
  • Funeral Date: Aug 7th, 2020
  • Location: private
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Paul W. Lurk, 80, of Littlestown, died Thursday, Aug 6, at Paramount Senior Living, Fayetteville.  He was the husband of Christine "Bleu" (Barnum) Lurk for 45 years.  Born Feb. 17, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA, Paul was the son of the late Eugene & Pauline Mae (Stolzer) Lurk.  He graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  Paul had a strong work ethic and was retired from the U.S. Department of Energy, Germantown, MD, where he was employed as a program manager.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his four children:  Kylee Bush & Paul of Alabama; Thain Lurk of Ontario, Canada; Tobias Lurk & Brittany of Hanover; Halley Evans & Steve of Alaska; his grandchildren:  Ashley Bush, Rachel Denhalter, Ashton & Tristan Lurk and his nieces, Heidi & Katrina.  Paul was predeceased by his infant son, Nicholas Lurk; his sister, Paula Woodard and his biological father, Paul Workman. He was an active and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Church of Latter-Day Saints, New Oxford, and served a mission in Berlin, Germany.  He also was a charter member of the Honourable Cordwainers' Company, a member of the Heart of Maryland T's and the Littlestown Historical Society.
Paul had endless hobbies.  You'd always see him with a camera in hand or loading his cannon to thrill the crowd on the 4th of July.  Or, you might find him stitching together a pair of leather shoes for Good Ole Days or tinkering under the hood of his Model-T.  Being an adventurer, his interests took him to archaeological places like the ruins of Iran and the Mounds of Ohio.  If you looked in his closet, you would find clothing from three centuries and he would be at home in any one of them.

Due to COVID-19, funeral services are private with interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  Online condolences may be shared on

Wolfgang Binte
Aug 15th, 2020 6:55 pm
... I was a foster child with the hensels and later with another young couple here in the neukölln ward of the berlin-germany stake .. ... left on a mission in 1976 age 19 ...

.. now as father of seven and grandfather of four we´re "cleaning up" with all the left-overs of the kids, besides serving in the ward familyhistory and temple ..

My sincerest condolences to you sister lurk and to your children and grandchildren ..
Martha Carter Kirby
Aug 9th, 2020 7:02 pm
It is with immense sadness to hear of the passing of Paul...what an interesting man to sit near enough to hear some unusual but interesting story. I always sought him out at any Carter family reunion!! I can only imagine the !oss to his family and close friends...the " long goodbye" says it all.
Andrew Kozak
Aug 9th, 2020 3:21 pm
Sad To Hear Of Paul Passing ,,,,,, Sure He Will Be Missed ,,,,,, My Sincere Condolence To Christine Lurk And Family ,,,,,,
Aug 9th, 2020 3:34 am
So sad to hear the news about Paul. Our children have fond memories of visiting you in Pennsylvania and being escorted through the Gettysburg Battlefield with our own personal guide. He was an amazing man. We are glad that we had a chance to know him.
Jim McInnis
Aug 9th, 2020 1:22 am
Our sincerest condolences to you, Bleu, and your family. We have warm memories of sharing a friendship with Paul when we lived in Berlin, Germany back in the early 70s. He was a wonderful person to know, and someone we wish we had known better, which would have been a possibility if we had remained on our Silver Run, Maryland farm and not moved to Texas prior to your arrival up the road in Littlestown, PA. Jim & Corrinne
Eckhard Hensel (Germany)
Aug 8th, 2020 11:40 am
My condolences to Christine Lurk and her children and grandchildren. I have many found memories of Paul whom I have known since the early 1970s when he lived in Berlin for a number of years. I remember our "crazy" Friday night to Saturday night temple trips from Berlin to Zollikofen, Switzerland.
Mary Deibler Schnakenburg
Aug 8th, 2020 4:00 am
Wow. I am so sorry to hear this bi just returned to PA to live since my husband died two months ago. Paul was a very intelligent and talented person and was glad to have him as a friend. I send my deepest sympathy and love to the family. Mary

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