Mark R. Paulus, 72, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Ames Family Hospice House battling cancer in the same way he lived his life, with exceptional character.
Well loved by all, he was born May 26, 1942 in Randolph, Ohio. Loving and dedicated spouse for 51 years and proud father of three sons, Mark worked for Metropolitan and Nationwide Insurance spanning 40 years. With a lifetime of service, he was an active member of St. Peter Parish where he served as a Eucharistic Minister for 35 years, generously serving shut-ins. Mark was also active in Pre-Cana for 15 years and Marriage Encounter for 25 years. He was also deeply involved with Kairos Prison Ministries helping those on the edge of society for his last 9 years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee Nuspl) Paulus; his son, Chris of Strongsville; his son Jeff, wife Kristene and their three children, Ashley, Michelle and Ben all of North Royalton; and his son Jack, wife Amy Likar and their two children Hannah and Josh all of Orinda, CA; sisters, Rita Kotkowski of Mantua, Jane Bedard of Mogadore, Jean Stanley of Ravenna, Ann Wibert of Newton Falls; brother, Lee of North Canton and numerous friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by brothers; Carl J., Glen F. and Roy H.; and his parents, Urban J. and Anna Marie (nee Rider) Paulus.
Calling hours will be held Friday, 5-8 PM at Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. A Mass will be held on Saturday at 12 Noon at St. Peter Church, 35777 Center Ridge Rd. Rev. Bob Franco, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Inurnment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kairos Prison Ministry of Ohio, P.O. Box 14490, Columbus, OH 43214. View online memorial at bognerfamilyfuneralhome.com
(Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services 440-327-2955, RC 7-25-14)
Linda and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Mark have had a great influence for the Lord for many years. Although we are sad for your loss, we rejoice in our acquaintance with each of you. May the Lord richly comfort you during this time.
Tom & Linda Hagerty
Dear Family, Just wanted to say how much your husband/father, my Uncle, meant to me. He was such a dear man, always so interesed in what everyone in the family was doing, making a point of talking to each person at any event and showing genuine interest in all he spoke with. That is a gift. He was always willing to lend a hand, even if his own plate was full to overflowing and his body was aching, he would jump right in. That is a gift. His sense of humor, his little squelling laugh a joy to hear. That is a gift. So now God and all in his life that have passed before can enjoy his gifts. We will have to suffice with our memories until we meet again. Tammy
Dear Paulus Family,
I'm so sorry to read of Mark's passing. I remember him in high school, always a thoughtful, polite and caring young man at an early age. It is wonderful to read of Mark's accomplishments as he served his Church. May you be comforted by the life of service Mark lived and sustained by his love of family. God Be With You! -Bonnie Hutchison, Randolph, OH