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Paul Vincent “Paulie” Knobel, 49, of Gallant Green in Waldorf died Oct 23 2012.

Born June 29, 1963, at Calvert Memorial Hospital, he was the son of Paul A. Knobel and Brenda V. Thompson Knobel Smith.

He was raised in the Gallant Green area and spent most of his life in Southern Maryland. He graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 1981. He was self-employed and acted as a home improvement sub-contractor. His specialty was vinyl siding and replacement windows.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking, swimming, crabbing, volleyball and playing game of pool. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and he loved a good card game. He was a craftsman and loved to work with his hands. He loved to tear things apart and put them back together.

He appreciated the simple things in life his family, friends, good food, a growing garden, sunrises, sunsets and a full moon.

He was unselfish, caring, thoughtful, sharing and would do anything to help anyone. He had a terrific sense of humor and his smile was infectious.

He was born and raised in the Catholic faith and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and church in Bryantown when he was a child. Most recently, he was attending St. Michael’s Church in Brandywine.

He volunteered at St. Michael’s Church, Camp Springs Elks Lodge in Camp Springs and many other organizations in the area. He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge in White Plains.

He was very proud of his two nieces Justyne Knobel, and Rikki L. Sweeney Johnson of St. Mary’s County and his great-niece Samantha and great-nephew Allen Johnson.

He is survived by his parents and sisters, Norma Jean Knobel and Jaci Weaver; and many other relatives.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Brandywine. Interment will be private. Family and friends will join in a remembrance for him at the church hall immediately following the Mass.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 (a tribute has been set up for Paul Vincent Knobel ID #31812731); or Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646.