CHRISTIANSEN, PAUL 69, a retired journalist and veteran, formerly of Harrisville, Rhode Island, died October 21 after a short illness attended by his beloved daughter, Courtney. Paul was born on September 18, 1947. The son of Henry Sverre Christiansen, retired Cranston Building Inspector and Signe Ingeborg Dymling Christiansen, retired registered nurse, and father to daughter, Vanessa Meredith. He is survived by his daughter, Courtney Hilary Christiansen, grandson, Zephyr Wolfgang Christiansen Manier, his former wife, Dr. Patricia Jubinska, and former son-in-law, Rory Manier. Paul was a graduate of Rhode Island College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology. While in the Army, he was a photographer stationed in Germany and after his discharge was involved in the preservation and reconstruction effort on the East Side of Providence. He was a photographer and journalist for the Quonsetgram and publisher of the Burrillville News. Not only interested in history and current affairs, Paul was an accomplished carpenter and designer of Kristian's Wooden Toys. He played bass guitar and guitar and was a member of several bands. A resident of the Rhode Island Veterans Home in his later years, he continued his pursuit of music, and became an avid painter. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, Rhode Island on Thursday November 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm with a small reception to follow. Please make donations in his memory to the Veterans Home.