Condolence & Memory Journal

Paul was a co-worker and a friend during my entire career at Donn/USG. He was a mentor and trainer when I was hired and was always there to help when I had a question or a problem. He was one of the driving forces in the success of Donn Products yet he was never too busy to help a newbie like me. I owe him a lot and will miss him.

Posted by Dennis Alvarez - Eastlake, OH - Coworker   February 03, 2021

Sorry to hear about Paul, He was a great mentor to me at USG. He was thoughtful, creative, and encouraging. His name and key inventions are displayed prominently in the entryway to our global research center here in Libertyville, Illinois. I don't think he saw it before he retired, but he would have been a bit embarrassed by it.

Posted by Peder Gulbransen - Libertyville, IL - Coworker   February 03, 2021


So many words to describe Paul...I will list just a few of them here.
- Husband
- Father
- Brother
- Son
- Soldier
- Carpenter/wood worker
- Creative
- Craftsman
- Inventor extraordinaire
- Mentor/teacher
- World traveler
- Thoughtful
- Rational
- Fair-minded
- Negotiator
- Observant
- Great story teller
- Fellow "pun-ster"
- Jokester (ala "bagels and lox" story)
- Fisherman & smoker (of captured fishes!)
- Gracious
- Accepting
- Unafraid of new adventures
- Role model

Beloved and cherished by us all. We will never stop missing you.

Posted by Mary Wolfley - Spokane, WA - Family   February 02, 2021

Chris, so sorry to hear about Paul's death. The obituary is correct when it talks about his faith and support of your ministry. God bless you all during this time of grief. Brian Smith

Posted by Brian Smith - Brunswick, OH - Acquaintance   January 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What I know of him he was one of the nicest of men. We had bought some of his wooden pens to sell in our store. They were beautiful. I believe we had also got some very fine jewelry boxes he made also. He was quite the craftsman. Always a smile, he had a calming aura about him. He will be missed.

Posted by Mike Janapolis - Avon Lake, OH - Acquaintance   January 24, 2021