Barbara Bednarik Paul, 47, a former nurse, died early yesterday at the Jewish Convalescent Center of cancer.
Funeral services were being held today at Levinson funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Mrs. Paul, who lived on Greenspring Avenue in Mount Washington,practiced nursing for nearly 20 years before 1984.
A native of Chelmsford, England, Mrs. Paul was reared in Baltimore. She was a graduate of Eastern High School and a former nurse training program at Mercy Hospital. Her husband, Richard E. Paul, is a sports writer for the Washington Post.
Other survivors include a son, Alexander Paul of Mount Washington; her mother, Barbara Bednarik of Chelmsford, and a brother, David Bednarik of Baltimore.