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Paul Shrager, PhD

July 11, 1945 ~ July 17, 2020

Paul Shrager passed from this life unexpectedly at home on July 17th, 2020. Paul was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Melba and Jack Shrager.


He lived in Utah, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Switzerland and New Hampshire prior to retiring and moving to sunny Florida.


Paul graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his PhD in physics from the University of Lausanne. He began his career in the field of Nuclear research in Switzerland and changed fields when he discovered a passion for computers. He was an innovator in the computer industry focusing on High Availability software and Disaster Tolerant computing. Paul was a technical director and software engineering manager at Digital Equipment Corporation. During the 1990’s Paul developed an Enterprise software fault-tolerant solution that was used among major stock exchanges to provide continuous computing anywhere in the world. He later joined Marathon Technologies as the Vice President of Europe. He traveled extensively throughout Europe and Internationally.


He was a dearly beloved husband of 24 years, a true soulmate to his wife. He was known for telling jokes and inspiring laughter. Although a brilliant man, he was able to relate to anyone at any level.


He enjoyed skiing, traveling, and helping computer challenged friends and family. He is survived by his wife Georjean Shrager, his brothers Hugh Shrager, and Jim Shrager, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.




Sandro and abfela2

July 20, 2020, 9:34 pm

We are so very sorry and will miss our friend so much he was so enjoyable to be with and we will cherish our memories

Sandro and Angela

July 20, 2020, 9:35 pm

We are so very sorry and will miss our friend so much he was so enjoyable to be with and we will cherish our memories

Connie L Johansen

July 20, 2020, 9:43 pm

I will miss him dearly he was a great friend and a great cousin. I will always remember him when he was about 19 he dressed in a suit a top coat and a hat. Came with Grandma Halverson to my daughters funeral. Back in 1963 he put his arm around me and said everything will be alright. I know it will be for Gigi too. Fly high with the Angels until we meet again.
Love you and Gigi

Elaine\Dave Zazeski

July 20, 2020, 10:00 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Gigi and Paul’s family, may God comfort you all this difficult time.

Mark Archambault

July 20, 2020, 11:05 pm

Sorry for you loss. Wished I had talked to him Friday. I felt confident we would all see each other this fall. Strange situation non the less calling after not talking for so long. Call me if there is anything I can do Gi.

Deborah Burton

July 20, 2020, 11:19 pm

I am so sorry about this very sad news. Paul was a wonderful husband and friend. He will be missed.

As hard as this is, at least he didn’t suffer a long time.

Much love to all of you in this difficult time.

Elaine Zazeski

July 21, 2020, 12:15 am

Our deepest condolence to Gigi and Paul’s family.
May GOD be with you at this difficult time.
Elaine and Dave Zazeski

Craig Anderson

July 21, 2020, 12:40 am


I am so sorry. I so cherished Paul’s friendship. Love and peace to you.


Jill Hitchcock

July 21, 2020, 2:42 pm

My love and deepest sympathy to Georjean and the Shrager family. Over many years, my life has been greatly enriched knowing Paul and Georjean.

When Paul was technical director and software engineering manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, I was his global marketing manager. He was by far the best manager I ever had. Leading a diversified engineering team in a highly competitive environment, Paul found time for humor and after-work get togethers. While in Switzerland, he introduced me to Georjean and we immediately became friends. When I left Digital, Paul and Georjean remained in my life and I was her maid of honor when they married 24 years ago. Over the years we shared many, many special times together including birthdays, holidays, vacations, international travels. Paul and Gigi became my extended family. With a heavy heart, I will miss Paul.

Kerrie Boarman

July 21, 2020, 4:52 pm

My dear friends Paul and Gigi got me through my own tough time. We shared lots of great meals, wine of course and conversation. Paul’ s wicked sense of humor matched up to mine and we exchanged many a joke. This season is so sad, Gigi but my heart is with you.
Love, Kerrie

Van Marie & Ted Haburn

July 21, 2020, 6:43 pm

Paul, Was a very interesting person to visit with. It was so nice to get to meet him . Thinking of family & all. Rest In Peace.

Heinz & Verena Schmid

July 22, 2020, 7:51 am

Ciao Paul! Mir gsehnd eus uf der andere site.
Es waren schöne zeiten.

Heinz Schmid

July 22, 2020, 8:04 am

Ciao Paul!
Mir gsehnd eus uf der andere site wieder.
Es waren schöne zeiten.
Verena und Heinz

Johnny and Mirjam

July 22, 2020, 9:47 pm

Dear Georjean, I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. Paul was always such a wonderful person to us. At company events he kept us kids entertained and gave us his full attention. We wish you lots of strength through this difficult time. You are always welcome at our place, if you ever visit Switzerland. Lots of love, Johnny and Mirjam & kids

Dipu Deshmukh

July 23, 2020, 12:10 am

Paul is someone who I owe a lot to. He hired me to his team in Switzerland, to build something that defined the rest of my professional life. Later he arranged for me and my family to relocate to the USA. When the recession of 2009 happened, he immediately offered me the opportunity to work with him one more time. My family will fondly remember both Paul and Georjean for their fun company and the fabulous entertaining they so excelled in. Will miss him greatly.

Tony and Jenny Crosby

July 23, 2020, 4:54 pm

My love and sympathy to you Georjean. I know how close you two have been and how many good things in life you have experienced together.

It has been a privilege to share so many life experiences with Paul over the past 30 years. He really changed the course of my life. His intelligence and humor will be sorely missed, as will all the social times we have shared.

You will always be welcome to be part of our lives Georjean. I hope we are able to spend time with you soon.

Pam Kemp

July 23, 2020, 6:55 pm

Such sad news – you will be sorely missed by many, Paul, but most of all GiGi – you have been each other’s rock for many, many moons & I know you will comfort her from afar as we do our best to support her from near.
I still tell your John Wayne joke from the Eisenbaehnli & remember with a laugh you comforting my little sister when she thought Robbie was arrested at his wedding, but mostly I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued true friendship & support over the past 44 years, both in Switzerland & here in Florida.
Hoping GiGi & I may one day still take that cross-Atlantic cruise & raise many a glass of wine to your joyful spirit xxx

Eileen & Don Vandenburgh

July 23, 2020, 7:21 pm

My Dear Georjean,
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved husband Paul.
I was stunned to hear the sad news of his passing.
We enjoyed so many good social times in NH and Paul always kept
the conversation going with his many stories, knowledge of the
world and unforgettable jokes. May God and the angels be with you
at this difficult time. Hope to talk to you soon.

Eileen & Don Vandenburgh

July 24, 2020, 1:07 pm

My Dear Georjean,
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved husband Paul.
We enjoyed so many good social times in NH and Paul always kept
the conversation going with his many stories, knowledge of the
world and unforgettable jokes. May God and the angels be with you
at this difficult time.

Mike Mendy

July 24, 2020, 4:32 pm

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.
Please know that your friends love you and are here for you.


July 24, 2020, 4:52 pm

I will miss you dearly my friend, thanks for being part of my life for so many decade‘s. I feel so fortunate that you have been a big part of my life. You will always remebered by me, with a smile on my face, thanks for all the great time‘s you have shared with me. Gigi I hope you find strength and comfort in these difficult time‘s, so sorry I can not be there in person to comfort you

Denise Riedo

July 25, 2020, 4:20 pm

Lieber Paul,
noch vor einem Jahr waren wir bei Euch zu Besuch. Wollten uns dieses Jahr in Rom treffen. Aber das Schicksal wollte es
anders. Völlig überraschend hast Du die grosse Reise angetreten. Wir haben uns viele Jahre gekannt und viel erlebt.
Wir werden Dich vermissen und wünschen Gigi viel Kraft und Zuversicht.
In Liebe
Denise und Urs

Kathy Berrian-Volpe

July 27, 2020, 5:41 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you Gigi and Paul’s family. Sending prayers to you at this difficult time.

Susan and Bob Shrager

August 3, 2020, 4:43 pm

Dear Gigi, Hugh, James and the Shrager family,

We are shocked and sad to learn of the passing of our dear cousin Paul.
Remembering the “Happy Times”.

Sending love and prayers.

Susan and Bob Shrager
Tucson, Arizona

Bob Scherpenhuijzen

August 21, 2020, 8:09 pm

Liebe Georjean, herzliches Beileid

Mike Hill

January 27, 2023, 7:45 am

I only just heard of Paul’s passing.
My sincerest condolences to you, Georjean.
Paul was someone to look up to in Digital and was well loved by all who knew him.

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