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Capt. John Michael DePaul (USN, Ret.)

Capt. John Michael DePaul (USN, Ret.)
  • June 14, 1954 - December 3, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Christ Church Mount Pleasant
    2304 Highway 17 North
    Mount Pleasant , SC 29466
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Dorchester Paws
    136 Four Paws Lane
    Summerville, SC 29483

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“Saddened and sorry to learn of John's passing. John and I were Mount Pleasant, SC neighbors and car pooled together to the Naval Dental Center,...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: David Weiner - Oklahoma City, OK

“To the DePaul family--wishing you peace and comfort, and may loving memories help to alleviate your sadness. You are in my prayers. I worked...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Louise Sedlevicius - Clinton, UT

“My deepest condolences to the DePaul family. I had the honor of working with Capt DePaul while at the Navy Dental Clinic, JBCharleston. He will be...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Cheryl Poplin (Ayers) - SC

“Edna and family,Our class of 1980 had so many good people in it. I'm so glad we were able to see each other at the Pitt reunions. John was always one...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Alice Brittain - Doylestown, PA

“Irena, Emma and I regret to read of John's death. Emma remembers your daughters well . Irena and I appreciate how kind and friendly you both were to...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Teal

“Dearest Edna and family, Aislýng and I were saddened to hear of John's passing. He led quite a life, loved life and was loved well in return....Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sophia Zimmermann Zimmermann - SC

“Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy & Raymond Simpson - SC

“Capt DePaul was awesome, i was stationed with him when he was a CDR. Learned so much from him. Just an overall nice guy. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rodrick Jones HMC( RET) - AZ

“He was a mentor to me for many years! He was an amazing leader! ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: CAPT MP VILLALOBOS

“I always enjoyed talking to John one on one. Always felt there was a depth to him that I wanted to get to know. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Nietert - Mt Pleasant, SC


Capt. John Michael DePaul, Jr. (USN, Ret.), 66, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Edna Klatt DePaul entered into eternal rest Thursday, December 3, 2020. His celebration of life service will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 in the Christ Church Mount Pleasant, 2304 Highway 17 North at 11:00 am. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

John was born June 14, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late John Michael DePaul and the late Vivian Jean Rogan DePaul. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh undergraduate and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. He served in the United States Navy for 27 years and retired as a Captain. He was through the years, a member of the ADA, Charleston Dental Society, Naval Sailing Association, Christ Church vestry and Junior Warden, the Harley Owners Group, the Lowcountry Miata club and many more. His favorite pastimes were: Sailing, boating, motorcycles, hunting and lastly cattle ranching.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dr. Edna K. DePaul of Mt. Pleasant, SC; two daughters, Lauren Snipes (Jon) of Greenville, SC and Adrienne DePaul of Vernon, CT and one grandson, Benji Snipes.

Memorials may be made to: Christ Church, 2304 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 or Dorchester Paws, 136 Four Paws Lane, Summerville, SC 29483 .