In Loving Memory of Paul Edward Pfeil
February 13, 1937 – May 11, 2023
Paul Edward Pfeil, a loving father, devout Catholic, and dedicated public servant, peacefully passed away on May 11, 2023, at the age of 86. His departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Born on February 13, 1937, Paul began a remarkable journey that touched the lives of many. He embarked on his educational path at Kent State University, where he acquired a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that would shape his future endeavors.
Following his graduation, Paul dedicated his professional life to serving his country as a U.S. Customs Officer and Computer Programmer. He displayed unwavering commitment throughout his three-decade-long career, retiring at the age of 51. Paul's diligent work and integrity earned him the respect of his colleagues and the gratitude of those he served.
Paul's faith was an integral part of his life. As a devout Catholic, he found solace and guidance through his spiritual connection to God. The Church of the Ascension in Kettering, Ohio, held a special place in his heart, serving as a sanctuary where he found community and shared his devotion with fellow parishioners.
Outside of his professional and religious commitments, Paul cherished the simple joys of life. He found immense happiness in hiking, immersing himself in nature's beauty, and drawing strength from the tranquility it provided. His family was his greatest source of joy and inspiration. Paul was a dedicated father who loved spending quality time with his four children, sharing in their joys and supporting them through life's challenges.
A man of deep faith, Paul found solace and inspiration in the pages of the Bible. Its wisdom and teachings resonated within him, guiding his actions and serving as a source of comfort in times of need.
Paul Edward Pfeil is survived by his beloved children, Elaine Pfeil, Lorin Venable and her husband Ken Venable, Alex Pfeil and his wife Nicole, and Leigh Thornton and her husband Rich. He will forever be remembered by his grandchildren, Autumn, Zander, Emma, Caleb, Mallory, Luke, Carys, Rich, Ophelia, and Demelza, who were the lights of his life.
In this time of mourning, let us remember Paul's legacy of love, faith, and dedication. His spirit will continue to guide and inspire us as we cherish the memories we shared. While there will be no funeral at this time, in accordance with his wishes, Paul will be cremated, and his ashes will be treasured.
May we find comfort in the knowledge that Paul Edward Pfeil lived a life filled with love, service, and unwavering devotion. He will be dearly missed and forever held close in our hearts.
"May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."