Dr. Lillian Paule Charie
November 18, 2020

DR. LILLIAN PAULE CHARIE: On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Dr. Lillian Paule Charie, born in 1921, peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her three children, Esther, Alison (Richard), and Craig (Carl); her granddaughter Jessie (Matt), her great grandson Max and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Col. William Paule, Judge Leon Paule and Mr. Sydney Paule. She studied design at Carnegie Tech (n/k/a Carnegie Mellon University). Thereafter, she served as a United States Army officer on active duty during WW2. Subsequently, she created one of the world's first woman-owned manufacturing facilities, which designed, created, marketed and supplied religious goods distributed worldwide. She earned her PhD. in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and provided perceptive counsel for those in need. She was a longstanding benefactor of Shadyside Academy. Her hobbies included studying culinary arts at La Verenne, designing and crafting couture, building cabinetry and other wood products, and cultivating show roses. She was a true survivor, a leader of mind and spirit, an accomplished businesswoman, author, mentor and friend, and she will be sorely missed. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com. 


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This is a sad day for those of us who knew Dr. Lillian Paule Charie, an extraordinary and brilliant woman who led a marvelous, full, rich life. She was a dear friend of my late mother and she and I loved her. She leaves a rich legacy for her children, grandchildren, great-grandson, and all the members of her large family. She will never be forgotten and there is no question that her memory shall be an everlasting blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with all who survive her, especially my dear friend Alison.

By Oren Spiegler - November 21, 2020