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Dr. Paul E Kalish
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 11, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Bronx, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: May 11, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Montvale, New Jersey, United States
"With profound thanks to my entire family for making this such a worthwhile life" -Paul Kalish, from his autobiography Meet My Son, Dr Kalish

Thanks grandpa, dad and husband for being such a fun, silly and ever-present part of each of our lives. We love you...  Nina, Stephen & Grace, Peter & Kathy, David, Chris, Alex, Matt, Andrew, Scott, Adam, Alyse, Nicole, Aaron, Devin, Heather, Katie, Michelle, and Christopher.


Dr. Paul Kalish Memorial Scholarship at Stuyvesant High School

Dr. Kalish's family has established a memorial scholarship in his name at his beloved alma mater, Stuyvesant High School.  For details about the scholarship, click: Memorial Scholarship.

2015 Scholarship Winner:     Anmolpreet Kandola
2016 Scholarship Winners:   Dante Del Priore & Amrit Hingorani

To contribute to the memorial scholarship fund, please make checks payable to:
Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association
345 Chambers Street, Room 101
New York, NY 10282
* In the check memo, please specify the Dr. Paul E. Kalish Memorial Scholarship

To donate online, visit and scroll to "Paul E. Kalish '48 Memorial Scholarship."


Feel free to leave a note, a special memory, or a favorite picture with Dr. Kalish on this site to help us celebrate and remember his long and fulfilled life.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Stephen Kalish on 11th August 2016

"Remembering Dad on what would have been his 86th birthday.  It's hard to believe that he's been gone over 2 years!"

This tribute was added by Stephen Kalish on 18th September 2015

"Some nice memories of Dad - music and photos."

This tribute was added by SPDC Kalish on 11th August 2015

"Thinking about my dad today, a little more than most days.  Will probably raise a glass of g&t tonight in further remembrance.  -david"

This tribute was added by Janet Dwan on 11th May 2015

"As a young wife, with my husband,Jim ,stationed in Ingrandes,France I met  Paul. he was an ever present figure at our house. His knowledge of Europe and everything else guided me daily. Paul was present when our first son Jimmy was born, after coaching me all the distance to the army hospital , as Jim was worried the baby would be delivered in his new Jaguar. Paul will always be in my heart, along with Nina, the wife of all wives,  Bless his family with wonderful memories of an exceptional figurehead ."

This tribute was added by Stephen Kalish on 10th May 2015

"This is a terrific compilation of photos from the life of Dr. Paul E. Kalish (prepared by his grand-daughter, Michelle, for his memorial service):

[To view this slide show, you need to download the ppsx file - it includes A LOT of really nice pictures.]"

This tribute was added by Chris Kalish on 16th July 2014

"As the 13th grandson of Paul, I knew him less  everyone else in my family. I was shocked when I found out he passed. I miss my Grandfather, Dr.Paul."

This tribute was added by Stephen Kalish on 15th June 2014

"Paul Kalish's 12th grandchild, Michelle (12 yrs old, 7th grade), put together a really terrific PowerPoint presentation of photos from his life.  It's a big file (274MB), but worth downloading and watching.  Here's a link to download the pptx:"

This tribute was added by lisa matranga on 1st June 2014

"To Paul,
A person so passionate about Nina, the boys, family, work, friends, music, food and life in general. I have a scare on my chin that I see every day and I have always and always will think of you everyday as I look in the mirror. Thank you for "butterflying" my chin when I was three. With fondest memories,
Love, Little Lisa"

This tribute was added by Paul Carbone on 31st May 2014

"I remember spending the summer at Uncle Paul's house when my sister was sick, and feeling welcomed and cared for during that difficult time. He also openly welcomed  my wife into the family. They immediately connected being Stuyvesant graduates! My regret is not spending more time with Uncle Paul and Aunt Nina. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Tom Loomis on 26th May 2014

"Dr. Kalish and Nina provided wonderful support to myself and several of my classmates as we moved through our first, or Plebe, year at West Point.  His confident assurance that we could make it through as a team were very important to me during this challenging time.  He supported us not only verbally, but through organizing and supplying several ad hoc get-togethers on post during this first year, and throughout our Cadet careers."

This tribute was added by annemarie schmitt on 25th May 2014

"My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow."

This tribute was added by Stephen Kalish on 15th May 2014

"We'll miss you, Dad.  You have been an inspiration and a role model.  You have left an indelible mark on our family, on numerous friends, and countless others who benefited from your knowledge, your experience, and your compassion.  We love you."

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