Paula Kugelman, of Potomac Falls, died on Nov. 3. She was born to the late Doris and Alex Holtzman in 1948 in Philadelphia. She attended Northeast High School in Philadelphia.
She went to Penn State University to study psychology. She and her husband, Alan, married in 1969. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland.
In 1979, shortly after the birth of son, Michael, the family began a period of international living-Norway, Japan, France and Belgium. For many years, she worked as a Traveller’s Aid volunteer at Dulles International Airport.
She was the wife of Alan Kugelman; mother of Michael Kugelman; sister of David Holtzman; aunt of Sarah Kugelman and grandmother of Adam and Ari Jun.