Surrounded by the love and comfort of his family, Paul S. Danyow died peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Oct. 4, 2012. Paul was born in Burlington on July 14, 1936, to Rupert and Patricia (Thomas) Danyow. He spent his childhood in Shelburne and was a 1954 graduate of Shelburne High School. Paul continued his education at the University of Vermont, receiving a B.S. in 1958 and a M.Ed. in 1967. While in college, Paul was a member of the ROTC through which he earned his pilot’s license. He continued his military service after college with the U.S. Army, fulfilling several aviation assignments. Following active duty, Paul returned to Vermont and joined the Vermont Army National Guard. He held several leadership roles including Commandant of the Vermont Military Academy and served as Vermont’s Aviation Officer. Colonel Danyow earned numerous awards and decorations before completing 30 years of distinguished commissioned military service. Paul devoted 34 years serving students and families as an educator in the Burlington school system. He began his career as a teacher at Edmunds Junior High School and went on to hold several administrative positions including assistant principal of Edmunds, assistant principal and then principal of Burlington High School, assistant superintendent, and culminated his service to the district as superintendent of schools. Upon retirement, Paul experienced four years of enjoyment as the Principal of Ferrisburgh Central School. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne. Interment in the Shelburne Village Cemetery will follow.