Paul Littreal was a member of the staff at William & Mary at VIMS and a member of the class of 2007.
From a Faculty and Staff Announcement Email from Vice President for Administration Anna B. Martin:
"It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the passing this past Monday of Paul Littreal, a graduate of the College and VIMS employee. He graduated from William & Mary in 2007. As Dean Well's note says Paul "has been employed in Liz Canuel's lab since September 2010, providing support to several components of her research program including the algal biodiesel project and a study of organic matter in Delaware Bay. He was an extremely conscientious and dedicated employee and has been a tremendous asset to Liz's program. Prior to working in Liz's lab, Paul was employed in Fu-Lin Chu's lab where he assisted with lipid analyses. As an undergraduate at William & Mary, he worked as a summer intern with Amber Hardison, a former VIMS grad student, assisting her at Wachapreague. Paul left behind his wife, Joni, and their six year old son Nathan...Paul's funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive, Hampton. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. Paul's family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead, Hampton.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family at this difficult time."