PaulPearson 2010BGoatWe recently received news of the passing of Paul Pearson.

Paul was a long-time member of NEOC's Board of Directors, where all members benefitted from his knowledge and judgment. For many years, Paul managed NEOC's presence in Connecticut. Most recently, he handled map requests for our permanent courses.

Paul was a gifted instructor and OUSA "Navigation Certified Coach." He often drew the distinction between "compassing" (blindly following a bearing) and "orienteering."

NEOC sends our condolences to Paul's wife, Sue, and their family.

Paul R. Pearson, 73, of Enfield, beloved husband of Susan (Rollins) Pearson passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2016, at home. He was born on February 23, 1943, in Providence, Rhode Island; son of the late Earle and Jane (Ahlquist) Pearson. Paul has been a resident of the Enfield community since 1973. He was employed by Hamilton Standard and retired in 1999. Paul was a member of the New England Orienteering Club, USA Orienteering Federation, and the Hartford Bridge Club. He enjoyed orienteering and making orienteering maps, square dancing and playing duplicate bridge where he earned the rank of Silver Life Master. He was a Ham Radio Operator, K1LNB, and an ACBL accredited bridge teacher. In addition to his loving wife Susan, Paul is survived by two children, Jennifer Pearson of Springfield, VA and Jon Pearson of West Warwick, RI; his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Michael Dale of Warwick, RI, his cat Sampson, and special longtime friends since 1975, LaVolPearBuemanthalers. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Enfield Congregational Church, 1295 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Paul's memory, may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 or USA Orienteering at For information or to leave online expressions of sympathy please visit,

Paul offers dietary advice in this promotional video by OUSA...