Paul Eiseman

1916 - 2013


Paul F. Eiseman of Walla Walla, died at the age of 96 on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Born in Benge, Wash., in 1916, he was the son of Joe and Gladys Sanford Eiseman. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joanne Peterson Eiseman.

Mr. Eiseman began a lifelong career in printing and publishing while a student at Walla Walla College. He spent many years in the publishing work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, serving at Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif., and as the plant manager at Pacific Press in Mountain View, Calif. In the late ‘60s and ‘70s, he worked in sales of publishing papers at three major publishing paper houses in San Francisco.

In retirement Mr. Eiseman volunteered for the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a program of the Small Business Administration, serving two years as the director for chapter development and several more years as the Executive Director of SCORE in Washington, DC. An avid golfer much of his adult life, he was very proud to have shot a score of 89 at age 90.

Paul and his wife Joanne came to the Walla Walla Valley in 2010 and made Park Plaza Retirement Residence their home. In Walla Walla they have been surrounded by Paul’s extended family and have made many new friends.

Paul has one brother and one sister surviving: Jim Eiseman of Walla Walla and Barbara Eiseman Unterseher of College Place. Three of his five siblings predeceased him: Ruth Eiseman Berry, Dorothy Eiseman Wilson and Beryl Eiseman. There are five children: Lon Eiseman of Oakland, Calif., Lavonne Eiseman of Stockton, Calif., Cheryl Jackson of Lexington, Kent., Janice Daffern of Frederick, Md., and Bud Eiseman of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a close niece, Annette Coulon Edwards of Watsonville, Calif.; and nephew, John Coulon of Richmond, Calif., remember him. Also surviving are grandchildren: Tom, Tamara and Theresa Eiseman; Michael Eiseman, Paul Bigbee, Francesca Forbes, Judson Daffern and Ana Sophia Eiseman; and five great- grandchildren.

A memorial service celebrating his life was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Park Plaza in Walla Walla. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

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