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Paul Muller III

Paul Muller III, a 30-year resident of Chadds Ford, PA died peacefully at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Paul’s early years were spent in the Worthington Valley area of Baltimore County raising show cattle and driving the horse van for his sisters Penny Muller Gahan and Joan Muller Peterson.

Paul was a stand-out athlete in football and lacrosse at St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, MD. He graduated in 1963. Paul went on to the University of Maryland, College Park where he received his degree in Journalism and again excelled at lacrosse achieving honorable mention All-American in lacrosse.

Paul’s professional career began at Maryland National Bank in Baltimore. His career path took him to New York City and Wall Street as the Marketing Director of Irving Trust Bank and eventually to MBNA America where he stayed until he retired in 2005.

During Paul’s professional career, he became known as having a keen eye for marketing trends but more importantly having a keen eye for finding talented people. He felt it was important to identify and advance the careers of those with whom he worked, in the process it would enable creativity and good business decisions.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary Patricia (Weitzmann) Muller and beloved son Luke Muller of Kennett Square, PA., his sisters Margaret Muller Gahan of Greenville, SC, Joan Muller Peterson of Colorado, brothers Peter Muller of Wilmington, DE and Mark Muller of East Bloomfield, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to The Gladney Center for Adoption, Ft. Worth, TX.

Funeral Services

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Christ Church Christian Hundred, 505 E. Buck Road, Greenville, DE.

Condolences

    Bruce Hammonds lit a candle and writes,
    Sandy and I were very sad to hear about Paul’s passing. His leadership and creativity led to much of the success that we had at MBNA. He came to work every day with an outstanding attitude and attacked every project with incredible energy. He was always a gentleman and one of the nicest people that we knew. If he ever had a bad day it never showed. When we weren’t talking about the business, he was talking about his family. He was totally dedicated to them. Our sincere condolences to Pat and Luke and all of his friends. We have lost a good man. Bruce and Sandy Hammonds
    01/12/2020 08:10 am
    Whitney Hoffman lit a candle and writes,
    Paul was a force of nature, and had high standards - and I know Pat and Luke will keep his values alive. He fought fiercely, and I thought he would win through force of will alone. He was an amazing man with a wonderful family.
    01/13/2020 11:45 am
    Bonny Anderson lit a candle and writes,
    My heart is heavy as are those of others who knew him May light perpetual shine upon him.
    01/13/2020 05:15 pm
    Larry Pruss lit a candle and writes,
    I had the pleasure of working with Paul for a number of years. He was a brilliant executive and cared deeply about his team. I received a lot of good advice from Paul and can thank him for much of my success. Paul was always impeccably dressed. I remember one of his earlier pieces of advice to me: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. It turned out to be very good advice. I will miss you Sir.
    01/14/2020 11:37 am
    Karl Fischer writes,
    What a loss and too often too late to tell someone. What a brilliant marketing mind and effective leader. I loved his wit (sarcasm) and wry smile as Paul would guide you in the right direction. Of all my favorite memories was Paul speaking at an officer meeting and in his own coy way reminded us all that “Dr’s Fish”. Great person
    01/14/2020 02:13 pm
    Kevin Kramer writes,
    My sincerest condolences to Pat and Luke. Paul recruited me to MBNA - his charm, business acumen, and good cheer won me over Always grateful for his great advice, indefatigable spirit, and wit - a fine, fine man who will be sorely missed.
    01/21/2020 10:16 pm

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