Saratoga Springs, NY - Paul E. Mansfield, 79, passed away suddenly May 30, 2012, at Saratoga Hospital. He was born in Saratoga Springs, the younger son of Denis A. and Mary Louise Moyer Mansfield. He was a high school honors graduate, active in sports, student government, and recipient of the Yaddo Medal.
He received a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, a Mass., from SUNY at Albany, and additional graduate hours from Plattsburgh and Siena College.
After teaching one year in Schuylerville, he served three years in the Army Security Agency. After being honorably discharged, he taught two years in Glens Falls School District. He became a faculty member at the Junior-High School level in Saratoga. He taught mathematics and science, served as an administrative assistance, department head, and assistant principal until his retirement in 1992.
Paul managed the Spa Pools for a decade, co-authored the first State Lifeguard Training Manual, and was Assistant Director of Water Safety for two years. For numerous years he worked occasionally at Saratoga Men’s Shop. After retirement, he was employed part-time for fifteen years as Assistant Superintendent of Greenridge Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Hlavaty Mansfield; sons, Patrick (Laura) Mansfield, Michael (Jacqueline) Mansfield and Christopher Mansfield; granddaughters, Melissa, Emily, Shannon, Kathryn and Maggie; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held June1, 2012.
Burial will be in the family plot at Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave., Saratoga Springs.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02210.
Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cuniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, (518) 584-5373).
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.