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Paul Louis Carmichael, M.D., age 79, died at home Dec. 26, 2006. He was born July 8, 1927 to Louis Ciamaichela and Christina Campobassi Ciamaichela.

He married Pauline Lipsmire on Oct. 28, 1950.

He is survived by his devoted wife, eight loving children, and 20 grandchildren. His children are: Paul Jr. of Park City; Mary K. (Norman) Norstad of Philadelphia, Pa; Col. John (Cindy) Carmichael of the Tenth Mountain Division of Fort Drum, currently stationed in Afghanistan; Kevin (Maria) of Naples, Fla.; Joseph (Maureen) of Seattle, Wash.; Patricia (Patrick) Hannan of Rockwall, Texas; Robert (Ruth) of Plantation, Fla.; and Christopher of Ardmore, Pa.

Dr. Carmichael graduated from the St. Louis University Medical School in 1949. He also received a master’s degree in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He proudly served in the Korean War as a physician in the Second Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

When he arrived home after the war, he began his practice as an ophthalmologist. He had a practice, Ophthalmic Associates, in Lansdale, Pa., where he dedicated his life to caring for his patients. He was a board-certified member of the International College of Surgeons. When he retired, he had been practicing medicine for over 40 years. In 1959, he was named Young Man of the Year by the Pennsylvania Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees).

There will be a Vigil Service Friday evening, Dec. 29, 7:30 at St. Mary’s Church, S.R. 224 and White Pine Canyon Road, Park City. There will be a Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Paul L. Carmichael, M.D. to St. Mary’s Church.

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