Culotta, Paul

Paul Culotta 1953
Paul Culotta 1953

Paul Culotta

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Paul Culotta attended Mar-Ken School for his senior year, 1953, and graduated after Summer School in July 1953. He tells

I graduated from CSUN in 1972 with a degree in mathematics. Most of my undergraduate work was at UCLA and in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering. Well into the Viet Nam war I wound up with too much weapons work, so became a math/science teacher for LAUSD.

Paul is now retired and is a craftsman who makes Celtic harps. See his website at:

See Paul’s picture in the 1953 class photo and a Valley Times photo.

From a posting by Paul on

From 1954 to 1957 I served in US Army; the first year in training at Fort Devens, Mass., then two years in Hawaii. I then went to UCLA for my degree in Chemical Engineering. Then until 1973 I worked very successfully as an independent consultant until the majority of work turned to weapons development. I lost interest and I returned to college for a math degree. I then became an AP math/science High School teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District.

I was married from 1958 until 1978 when I was divorced. I have two daughters born in 1963 and 1966 of whom I’m very proud. My elder daughter is now starting an alpaca ranch in Oregon. My younger daughter is an internationally renowned harpist/composer. In 2000 I was about to remarry my original wife when she died suddenly while on camping trip with my younger daughter and 3 grandchildren.

When at Fort Devens, I fell in love with Vermont and vowed to retire here and did in 2000. I own a home with 11+ densely forested acres and a beautiful view. I also own my own dock on a large lake that goes far into Canada. I keep my small sailboat moored there during summer. I have totally lost contact with all but one high school friend who now lives in Texas.


From 1953 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Name: Paul Culotta
Birthday: August 7
Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Class: Senior
Ambition: Osteopathy
Special Interest: Bone cracking
Suppressed Desire: To prove John’s Buicks are for the birds
Favorite Saying: “Congratulations”