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Former Sonora Superintendent Passes Away

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Sonora, Ca — A former Sonora Elementary School Superintendent has passed away. Paul Calvin Mierop died of natural causes in Sonora.

Paul Mierop was born in 1924, his wife Jackie passed away in 2011. He is survived by three of his children, all married with several children. In total Mierop has 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Mierop was the superintendent that worked to pass the bonds that financed the construction of the current Sonora Elementary school. He was a Columbia resident of 47 years. Mierop was also a WWII Navy Veteran.

A service will be held at Sonora Elementary Sunday, August 4th at 1pm. A Paul and Jackie Memorial Scholarship Fund has been set up through the Sonora Area Foundation.