June 1, 1929 - March 28, 2017
Inducted into Michigan Chess Association in 1994.
The following report was published in the December 1994 issue of Michigan Chess after his induction:
Paul Poschel vs Dexter Thompson (Possibly from the 1988 Southeast Michigan Open in Wayne). Photo courtesy of James Kulbacki
Photo courtesy of Jane Ghrist
Paul lived the last 5 years of his life at University Living nursing home in Ann Arbor. He did quite well there. He had a really nice apartment, and always went to the dining room for his meals. He attended exercise class three times a week, and some activities. And of course, he played chess almost every day in the library. He played with volunteers, employees, a one other resident, resident family members and his grandchildren. He recently started playing himself a lot. He really enjoyed this, he found it much more interesting to him than the assisted living activities. He did it the majority of the day, especially his last year of life.