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Dr. Paul J. Creeden, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed peacefully into eternal rest on January 22, 2017.  He was born on July 3, 1929 in Harrisburg, Pa, and was a son of the late Louis A. and Margaret (McKenna) Creeden.

He was a graduate of Harrisburg Catholic High School and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Illinois.  After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Dr. Creeden established his Podiatry practice in Harrisburg. In 1960, he moved his Podiatry practice to Carlisle, with a satellite office in New Bloomfield.  The practice flourished over the next 50 years until illness forced him to retire.

Dr. Creeden loved his work and took great satisfaction from helping his patients feel better. He was deeply committed to the needs of the elderly, and made weekly house calls to area nursing homes.  He was admired and respected by patients and peers alike for his professionalism, dedication, and compassion.  He was awarded the Pioneer of Podiatry award by the Pennsylvania Podiatry Medical Association in 2011.  Dr. Creeden’s skilled treatment of patients and his genuine interest in their wellbeing fostered friendships in Carlisle and Perry County that lasted well beyond his retirement.  

Dr. Creeden was deeply involved in service to the Carlisle community. He was a member and past president of the Carlisle Lions Club, and recipient of the Lions prestigious Melvin Jones Award. He was involved for years with the club’s eye glass assistance program.  Dr. Creeden was also a former member of the Board of Directors for Industries Limited, and received the Outstanding Service Award from the Cumberland-Perry County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board.  He was a life member of the American Legion, and a member of the Elks.

Dr. Creeden was a skilled carpenter, and enjoyed working with wood during his time off.  “Doc” also appreciated classic cars, and loved going to car shows and discussing auto restoration with his friends and family. He fully enjoyed the outdoor life, fishing and camping along the Delaware River with his son and father-in-law, and hunting in Colorado.  He took annual trips with his children and grandchildren to the New Jersey shore, building happy memories that will live on forever. He lived an interesting life and often entertained us with his stories.

A devout Catholic, Paul truly lived his religion.  He was a parishioner of St. Patrick Church, and spent his time and treasure with those less fortunate.  He was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus’ Saint Martin Assembly ASM 2708.  He prayed daily at the St. Katherine Drexel Adoration Chapel for many years. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanne (Englert) Creeden, one daughter, Elizabeth and husband Robert Winkler of Vernon, CT, two sons, Paul and wife Renee of Fruita, CO and Louis of Vernon, CT, two granddaughters, Kristen (Michael) Madsen, Stacy (Marco) Aguiar, two grandsons, Eric (Sasha) Creeden and Sean Creeden and two beautiful great-granddaughters, Grace and Emily, one sister, Rita Lehmer of Bradenton, FL and many nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by one son, David Creeden, one sister, Josephine Ogden and one brother, Rev. Louis Creeden.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. Robert F. Sharman officiating.  A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass.  Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in St. Patrick New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul valiantly battled lung cancer for over 10 years. His family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to his doctors, nurses and care providers for their excellent care and compassion. Special thanks to the Hospice and Palliative Care team of ECHN Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut. 

Assisting people with disabilities was near and dear to Paul’s heart. Memorial contributions can be made to:  The ARC of Cumberland & Perry Counties, 71 Ashland Ave., Carlisle, PA 17013.  Please visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.



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I will always remember the kind and individual attention he paid to his patients. He was dedicated to all of his patients and the house calls to my grandmother were much appreciated.
 
Wanda K. Hunter
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Words can not express the sadness in our heart to lose our dear Uncle Paul. He has been a pillar in our family. May he rest in peace with the Lord that he loved so much. Miss you Uncle Paul. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
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So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I often commented when seeing him usher the Sat. evening Mass back in the day with my parents that he never seemed to age - always looked the same, & usually with a sly smile on his face. You will be in my prayers. Your dad was a good man - hopefully we'll also be in his from Heaven.
 
Michael Saidis
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  Dr. Creedon was one of my most favorite people in the world. He and his wife were my parents' best friends, and my best friends, too. They were my adopted mom and dad especially after the death of my own parents. I have so many beautiful memories of him and his gentle way, extreme intelligence, sharp wit, and his devout religious beliefs. He lived his religion. I will miss him greatly! I send my deepest sympathy and love to his dear family.
 
Ellen Shank, Carlisle Pennsylvania
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Dr Creeden was a friend, a neighbor for 33 years, the consummate gentleman, a caring physician and a truly admirable man. He had a positive impact on all with whom he came in contact, and served as an unassuming role model for all younger men to emulate. We will sorely miss him in our neighborhood.
Rest in Peace.

Jim and Jackie Sheehan
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My thought and prayers are with the Creeden Family. Dr Creeden was a compassionate and thoughtful doctor who always put the best interests of his patients first. We will miss him but appreciate that he was part of our profession. Howard Zlotoff DPM. , past president Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
 
Dr. Howard Zlotoff
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Dr. Creeden was my podiatrist. He was truly interested in you as a person and not just a patient. Great doctor and geunine person, which is hard to find these days!! Please accept my condolences as I know the heartache since my father also passed from lung cancer after 7 years. God Bless.
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My sincere condolences to Jeanne and the Creeden family. Dr. Creeden has served his family, our God, our country and his community with distinction. A stalwart and role model to be sure. May it be said with conviction-be thou at peace Paul-well done!
 
Dr. Howard Burkett
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MAY THE LORD REJOICE IN WELCOMING DR, PAUL INTO HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM. HE WAS TRULY A BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT FOR HIS DEEP DEVOTION TO HIS FAMILY AND HIS CONSTANT SERVICE AND LOVE TO ALL
 
Roger D. Hall
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MAY THE LORD REJOICE IN WELCOMING DR, PAUL INTO HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM. HE WAS TRULY A BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT FOR HIS DEEP DEVOTION TO HIS FAMILY AND HIS CONSTANT SERVICE AND LOVE TO ALL
 
Roger D.. Hall
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We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Paul's family to whom he was so devoted. His gentleness, kindness, and wit will be missed immensely. What a pleasure it was to have shared so many happy times with him! What an honor to have called him friend. May he rest in peace. Joyce Lovett and Lilli Lovett Buell
 
Joyce Lovett and Lilli Lovett Buell
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His journey here is over and a new journey is beginning! He will be remembered with love and respect!
 
Margie Blumenthal
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My Dear Cousin, I send my deepest condolences and sympathy to you and the entire family. Paul was a great, great man, with whom I enjoyed many great experiences in our younger days. Blessing to all!

Nathan Edward (Englert) Harvey and Family
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My Dear Cousin, I send my deepest condolences and sympathy to you and the entire family. Paul was a great, great man, with whom I enjoyed many great experiences in our younger days. Blessing to all!
 
Nathan Edward (Englert) Harvey and Family
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