John D. Paul III, 64

September 24, 2016

John D. Paul III, 64, of Lancaster passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of Janet G. (Greenawalt) Paul of Ft. Pierce, FL and the late Dr. John D. Paul, Jr. He was the loving husband to Karen (Weaver) Paul, to whom he shared over 43 years of marriage.
John worked for PPL for 39 1/2 years as a material handler and was very active as the Chief Union Steward for IBEW #1600. He also served on the Union Executive Board for 18 years, as a Union Steward and as Chief Union Steward for 16 years. In addition, John served on PPL IBEW for 3 years, on the Overtime Resolution Committee for 14 years and throughout his career he worked on various safety committees.
He greatly loved and cared for his family. John adored his grandchildren. He enjoyed coaching soccer for his children and supported his local club and school teams in Manheim Township. He supported his children in all their sporting adventures. John enjoyed working on cars with his father and made the first street legal dune buggy in the state of PA.
He enjoyed golfing with his wife in recent years who was also his best friend. John and his family enjoyed traveling to Sea Isle City, NJ and Fort Pierce, FL. They also enjoyed spending First Fridays in Downtown Lancaster. John was active in the LCBC church since 2011 and previously attended Highland Presbyterian for 20 years.
In addition to his wife Karen, who was the love of his life, John is survived by his son, Joshua J. Paul and his wife, Colleen, of Downingtown; his daughter, Stephanie E. Lyons of Mt. Joy and the loving father of their children, Jason, of Lancaster. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Justine, Mason, Peyton, Lucy, Ellie and Julian and one great-grandchild, Andrea. He is also survived by his sisters: Barbara Kovacs and her husband, Al of Ft. Pierce, FL; Kathleen Phillips and her husband, Doug of Ephrata; his twin brother, Chris Paul of Lancaster; brother, Tom Paul and his wife Karen of Mt. Joy.
A Visitation with friends and family will be held from 4-6 PM on Friday, September 30, 2016 at LCBC, 2392 Mount Joy Rd, Manheim, PA 17545 followed by a Celebration of John’s Life at 6PM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611-3201 or a charity of your choice.

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October 05, 2016

Dear Mrs. Paul and Steph,
I want to tell you that I was sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father.  I remember seeing him at our soccer games.  I pray that the Lord is close to you at this time of sorrow.  
Emiley (King) Rodak

October 02, 2016

Karen, Stephanie and family.  Please accept my sincerest condolences at the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.  I had the pleasure of meeting John and found him to be a very affable person.  I am sure that God will grant you the comfort to get through this.  May your wonderful memories be your comfort.-Dave Curry

October 01, 2016

To my dearest sister Karen and family
In April 1971 you brought a guest to my house for Easter celebration.  He was so likable, handsome and very youthful looking (like you) whose name was John Paul III. Looking at you two young lovebirds across the table I had not picture the dynamic duo that would sit across the table 44 yrs later.  An awesome blessing for family and friends.
The other memory was John speaking of him and his dad working on a dune buggy and the family’ s affinity of Volkswagon cars from Squarebacks, Van, Ghia to the Beetles. John’s love (besides Karen) was the Super Beattle.  How he pampered that car til the day when fatherhood became his priority.  He had to say goodbye to the Super Beattle, commenting to me…..”hated to see it go..but it is time to move on.”
As years passed and the memories of that car, this young man, surrounded with love, support, and encouragement evolved into a powerhouse of love, respect, tolerance, patience, mediation.acknowledgment, consolation, endurance, and Faith for the ever widening circle of both family and friends.
What a blessing to have hadJohn as a brother-in-law and dependable friend, teacher, interpreter, and humorist. You will be missed on my remaining journey.
“Well done faithful servant.”………..’..time to move on’
Love and Prayers…..Joycie

September 30, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up in the same area and met him at Lincoln Jr High. I would talk with him frequently when he lived on Franklin St across from Hertz’. I will keep your whole family in my prayers.
Don Todd

September 29, 2016

Karen and John,
John, you will be missed but all of us will remember the beautiful relationship that you and Karen had and especially the close relationship with your children. You two were the perfect parents, putting them to bed every night!  We were always in awe of your commitment to your kids and we learned so much about parenting from the two of you which we will cherish forever. I know that you were such a special person and I know you will be the same special person in Heaven!  
Love, Dennis and Carla

September 29, 2016

Dear Karen and family, I am writing this note to express my sorrow upon hearing of John’s passing. I was a rider in that first dune buggy way back when and remember how proud he was when it became street worthy! There are no words to make the pain lessen but your happy, loving memories will always be with you. Gale Weaver-Jones

September 29, 2016

Josh and Family, 
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Sending love to you all, today and always. 
Neal, Erin, Arlo and Lyla

September 28, 2016

Dear Karen and Family,
Please accept my good wishes for all of you.  John was a good friend through elementary school, junior high, and high school, but I lost contact after moving to Wisconsin.  Seeing you in the high school reunion photos made me want to visit my next time back home to talk…even more so after reading about John’s amazing union work at the utility.  But although I miss him now, I know you’re having the hard time of your life missing him.  My heart and blessings go out to you.
Ken Rineer

September 28, 2016

Dear Karen and Family,
I had the great pleasure meeting John back in the early 1980’s. I was a Material Handler in the Central Division at the time. We hit it off immediately.
Over the year working for PP&L together, we came in contact with each other many, many times and it was always a great reunion!
I admired JP very much! A good man of true integrity.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and JP’s family.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Anthony F. ” Tony” Merlino, Jr.

September 28, 2016

Karen and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing! I know he was very active with the family and enjoyed spending time with all of you. Please know you are in my prayers as you walk this journey!
Susan L Ackerman

September 28, 2016

we love John paul in so many ways. My children had the privilege of his visibility in their swimming, friendship, and under the hood of a car!  He was old school integrity.  Our prayers are with karen, josh, and steph.  He influenced so many lives. Love wilsie hartman

September 28, 2016

A beautiful soul and love that will go on forever.  Blessings.    Karen

September 28, 2016

This morning we read with sadness of John’s passing.  You may remember us from the Turtle bowling league in the 70’s where shared fun and frienship.  May God’s blessing an comfort cover you and your family.
Grace and peace,
Ed and Sandy Hocker

September 28, 2016

So absolutely sorry to hear this… Such a great guy… He will be missed by so many  You all will be in my thoughts and prayers on Friday. I am unable to attend as I will be out of town. God bless you all❤️❤️??

September 28, 2016

I am missing you today and will miss you everyday as I and the rest of the family try desparately to fill the void in our hearts. I take comfort in knowing that one day I will see you again ….. and we WILL see you again. I love you my brother.

September 27, 2016

John was one in a million.  My prayers go to the family.  And I know Karen will forever be his sweetheart.  May God hold your hand as you grieve a very special man.  Love, Carol Paulsen

September 27, 2016

So sorry for your loss.
                         God Bless
                         Joyce Johnson 

September 27, 2016

So sorry for your loss.  Prayers and thoughts to all of you through this very sad time.  
Coach Cindy (Drob)

September 27, 2016

John, I’m so glad that I saw you at the last class reunion and boy did we all have fun.
Karen, there are no words that I can say to releive you of the pain that your are feeling right now, but just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Diane (Squillante) Brown

September 27, 2016

JP was a great man.  He will be missed.

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