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A Wiesbaden, Germany-based Army civilian has died after being diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis.

Paul Everett, 52, died Tuesday morning at Mainz University Hospital, according to a news release from U.S. Army Garrison Weisbaden.

Doctors at Mainz confirmed Everett died of pneumococcal disease, according to the release. He was hospitalized last weekend for pneumococcal pneumonia, which later developed into pneumococcal meningitis.

Pneumococcal disease typically causes respiratory disease such as pneumonia, and it is rare for other cases to arise from contact with an infected patient, according to Lt. Col. William Corr, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center infectious disease consultant.

Everett was manager of the Wiesbaden Bowling Center at Wiesbaden Army Airfield. He is survived by his mother, two brothers and his life companion.

“He will be deeply missed by all of his MWR friends and the entire USAG Wiesbaden community,” said Lt. Col. Timothy R. Wulff, USAG Wiesbaden commander.

Everett began working at the bowling center as a bowling mechanic in October 1993, working his way up to become the bowling center manger, according to the news release.

At the center, he developed a successful birthday party program for children, as well as participating in numerous programs including sexual assault prevention, reintegration and redeployment for Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom, partnership with German-American bowling leagues, and other Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities, according to the release.

The date for Everett’s memorial service is to be announced later.


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