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Paul S. Kozemchak

February 29, 1948 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 69)
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Message from Gregory M. Fota
February 15, 2019 3:24 PM

Paul and I grew up in Southside Bethlehem,PA as grade school classmates. I remember his yellow 427 Chevy Stingray that he got from his parents upon HS graduation. He went on to Lehigh Univ. while I went to Moravian College, both in Bethlehem. I remember his wife, Stephanie, since she was a lifeguard , as was I ,at Yosko Park Pool near our homes. Paul always had a smile ,sometimes with a semi-sarcastic sense of humor. God bless you in the next life,Paul, along with condolences for your family. You were blessed.
Warm Regards,
Greg
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Message from Mark and Kathe Albrecht
January 27, 2018 5:53 PM

Rest in Peace compadre. PK was a co-conspirator, boon friend and a deep ocean of knowledge and complexity. And a rascal of the first order.
Life will be a little simpler without Paul, sadly. Many important connections will remain unmade, discoveries undiscovered and theories impenetrable to most unexamined. And life will be a hell of a lot less fun for those lucky few along for the PK ride.
I think of Paul head down in the infinity trough of all understanding, laughing at what he is finding. His spirit will thrive and conversations in paradise just got a lot more stimulating. Adieu
Message from LTC Robert (Bob) Price USA (Ret)
December 11, 2017 10:43 AM

From the cleaning crew to the DARPA Director, PK treated everyone with respect and held a genuine interest in what each of us was contributing. Always ready to have an intellectually stimulating conversation, PK was able to teach, mentor, and learn from everyone he met. I am better for having worked with him and the country better for having him serve her. May God bless and keep his family in faith.
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A candle was lit by Sergio and Adriana Bastos on December 5, 2017 12:56 PM
Message from LTG Patrick M. HUghes, USA (Ret)
December 4, 2017 5:21 PM

Paul was a long-time colleague and friend. He and I would talk occasionally -- about all sorts of things "intelligence," and every time I came away with more insight than I had before the conversation. He ribbed me once in a while about "intelligence failures," but never in a demeaning way. His refernce to the intelligence community were always both informed and accurate. He was -- I know -- a patriot and a very fine intelligence officer, although many of you may not think of him that way. I do, and I am honored to have served with him. I will miss him.
Message from LTG Patrick M. HUghes, USA (Ret)
December 4, 2017 5:21 PM

Paul was a long-time colleague and friend. He and I would talk occasionally -- about all sorts of things "intelligence," and every time I came away with more insight than I had before the conversation. He ribbed me once in a while about "intelligence failures," but never in a demeaning way. His refernce to the intelligence community were always both informed and accurate. He was -- I know -- a patriot and a very fine intelligence officer, although many of you may not think of him that way. I do, and I am honored to have served with him. I will miss him.
Message from Collin Agee
December 1, 2017 7:09 PM

PK was brilliant; he was passionate about his work; he was a patriot; and he had an infectious sense of humor. What was not to like?
The USTLC will be diminished both in substance and in style by his absence.
Message from Denise Beamon
December 1, 2017 10:01 AM

To the Family and Friends of Paul Kozemchak (PK),

Mr. Kozemchak will be remembered as an illustrious man!!

He was always seen with a Smile on his face and very engaging.

PK and I would see one another in the halls and embrace with a handshake turned hug. He was a Genuine Human Being and always made time to chat.

When providing support in his office, he would often share more of himself from photos, new gadgets or do-dads of interests and would always say you can come by anytime you'd like to play around with them. I'd tell him, Sir I'd need two books of instructions to figure it all out. We'd laugh.

PK often spoke of Family. One conversation sticks out in particular about a 4th of July Family Celebration in downtown DC. He described the fireworks and outing so vividly and poignant.

I also remember when his health was tasked a while ago, he still kept his head up. I recall one day telling him that wasn't going to be a permanent attire. He Smiled and gave a wink.

His Presence will surely be Missed at DARPA and I will certainly miss him forgetting his password, his candid smile and unwavering persona. What a honor to have had the opportunity to embrace his Presence.

My Sincere and Deepest Condolences to the Family. May you find comfort in knowing that I wish you all peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

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A candle was lit by Oleg and Elena Yaroshin on November 30, 2017 4:31 PM
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A candle was lit by Elliot Lehman on November 30, 2017 4:03 PM
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A Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was sent on November 30, 2017

We will miss you. DARPA Small Business Programs Office Team - Susan, Jon, Anne, Stacye, Sean, Oscar, Tara, Patrick, and Ami.

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A candle was lit by Susan Nichols for the DARPA Small Business Team on November 30, 2017 11:42 AM
Message from Marybeth Davis
November 30, 2017 7:38 AM

I worked with Paul for several years on national security issues. He was a sweet and kind man committed to his work. He was quick to recognize other peoples' successful efforts and always willing to offer assistance and support on programs and projects that ran into obstacles. He leaves a strong legacy in our community.
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A Sophistication Willow Basket Spray was sent on November 29, 2017

With my deepest sympathy, Jeff Jonas

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A Monet's Garden Basket was ordered on November 29, 2017

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A Spathiphyllum was sent on November 29, 2017

Sincere condolences to the family from Mike Mazzola and the EPIC Team at UNC Charlotte. May Mr. Kozemchak rest in peace.

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A candle was lit by John Day on November 29, 2017 9:41 AM
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A candle was lit by Arun Majumdar on November 29, 2017 7:59 AM
Message from Kimberly Rush
November 28, 2017 4:25 PM

PK was one of the first people I met when I started working at DARPA. Always armed with a smile and some encouraging words.... I smiled whenever I saw him coming. Such a sweet and nice man. I would always compliment him on his seer sucker blazers. I'm really going to miss seeing him. Rest in Power, PK. You are great !
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A candle was lit by Steve Thompson on November 28, 2017 12:34 PM
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Message from Gary Sauer and family
November 27, 2017 9:35 PM

It was an honor to know PK. After my appointment to DARPA he was the first person i met after meeting the Agency Director; excited to see me as the next operational liaison. He immediately began telling me of all the innovative projects that were being worked on for our military. I will never forget how he would end his explanations with " You cant make this stuff up". Always cheerful, friendly and that infectious smile is something you cant forget. Always a great friend who was the center of all our DARPA parties! He also made a big impact on both my boys who were into Legos when he sent home a MindStorm robotic Lego for them to build with a set of collection guidelines to me to watch them as they assembled the robot. They have the robot to this day from Dr K at DARPA. PK's contributions to our nation and to all of us have left a profound positive impact on us all. We miss you dearly. Thank you for what you have done for us and the opportunity to know you. May it be said Well Done , Be thou at Peace. With much respect your dear friends , God Bless - The Sauers
Message from Tai Truong
November 27, 2017 9:27 PM

PK was a great guy and I see as a mentor. The first time I met him, I just started a few months a the Helpdesk. I came to help him with his computer issue, and we had a long talk about learning and seeing the future. This led to years of mentoring of how I need to keep focus and keep learning, and see the future not just today. I keep reminding myself of that everyday for 12 years now. I mentor my team the same way, I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.
Message from Scott Rubin
November 27, 2017 9:11 PM

I will miss you very much, PK. When I was a young man at DARPA, of no likely consequence, you were kind and helpful to me. You always engaged me like I mattered, and you shared your thoughts and considered positions with me as you did with senior staff, and that left a huge impact on. I will miss grabbing a beer with you outside at Carpools in Arlington. We will all miss your generous and helpful contributions to this Nation. Rest well, sir.
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A candle was lit by Heather Whiting on November 27, 2017 6:10 PM
Message from Bill Scherlis
November 27, 2017 4:48 PM

I am writing to signal my respect for Paul as a great colleague. In his professional role he retained a strong intellectual independence and offered a steady flow of insightful technical and analytic judgments. We miss him and his wise counsel.
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A candle was lit by David Pressler on November 27, 2017 4:23 PM
Message from Tucson, AZ
November 27, 2017 4:21 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Paul during my time at DARPA and have stayed in touch with him since my departure.


Tom McCreery
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A candle was lit by Robin Smith on November 27, 2017 3:28 PM
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Message from Frederic Leykam
November 22, 2017 6:46 AM

It was might great pleasure to have known Paul for nearly forty years and to have worked with him on the formative years of SDI. He always had a great smile and an upbeat outlook no matter what was going on in the background. His dedication and love for his country was only equaled by his love for his family. The world is a better place for his being here. He is someone who I shall never forget.
Message from COL Joe Angyal
November 17, 2017 11:13 PM

PK was a national treasure. Have never met anyone like him, and the world is a little less bright without him. I will miss his energy, his sharp sense of humor and his sheer humanity. Everyone serves in their own way, and PK served long and incredibly honorably. Godspeed, and May God bless and keep his family.
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A candle was lit by Catherine Di Salvo on November 16, 2017 12:50 PM
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Message from Nicole E von der Heyde
November 16, 2017 11:21 AM

PK was a strong force of encouragement and I am so grateful he considered me worthy of being part of his life story. For his family, he was so happy to share pictures of those grandbabies! He has left all of us and our country with an enormous legacy. I'm heartbroken and will deeply cherish every picture, every text, every conversation with him - I am a better person for knowing him. His life was truly well lived. His favorite Bible verse shared with me was Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, And who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I! Send me." I will not forget his lessons.
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