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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DL Capt. Stephen “Steve” Paul

DL Capt. Stephen Edward ‘Steve’ Paul
March 18, 1943 – August 12, 2012
Delta hire date 04-09-1973, based JFK/SLC.
Survived by his wife Virginia ‘Ginny’, personal condolences may be sent to their home at
1140 S Corona St., Denver, CO 80210-1704  ...  (303) 733-8372
Stephen (Steve) E.  Paul  died Sunday, August 12th, in a mountain biking accident near his home on the south shore of Grand Lake, Colorado.  Denver-area services will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 4p at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 2345 E. Arizona (University Blvd. & Arizona).
Thank you,

I wish to thank Arnie Kraby for sharing the sad news of the death of retired Delta Captain Stephen “Steve” Paul.  This is preliminary information as the memorial service is scheduled this Saturday.  More details and the obituary will be published when available.  Your condolences can be sent to Ginny’s address below. 

Deceased full name:  Stephen Paul
Date of Birth:  3/17/1943
Date of Death: 8/12/2012
Relationship:   Pilot
Active-Retired:  Retired
Domicile:   jfk/slc
Age at death:  69
Cause of death:  Bicycle accident
Living Spouse: Virginia (Ginny)
Address: 1140 S. Corona
City: Denver
State: CO
Zip:   80210
Airline: DAL
Guestbook URL:  not yet
Comments Obit: No information as of now. Will update when more details are known regarding arrangements.
Contact Name: Arnie Kraby
Contact Email: arniek@aol.com
Contact Phone: 7702413820

On 8/18/12 addition of the following full obiturary:

Stephen E. Paul “Steve” passed away unexpectedly on August 12, 2012, in Grand Lake, Colorado.  He was born in Milwaukee, but grew up in Denver, graduated from East High School and the University of Colorado in Boulder.  He is also a graduate of the Catholic Biblical School which he attended in the late 80’s.
Steve lived life to the fullest and had many friends of all ages.  He was an active duty Navy pilot between 1966 and 1971, and was honorably discharged from the Navy Reserve in 1973.   He then flew as a Delta Airlines pilot for thirty years, enjoying a life of world-wide travel and adventure.  He finished his career as a Captain on international routes and retired from Delta in 2003.
In “retirement,” Steve got a Cessna 206 and volunteered with Angel Flight, helping patients get to their far-away caregivers and acting as assistant wing leader.  He also flew many volunteer missions for Light Hawk, an environmental organization, conducting aerial surveys of endangered lands and wildlife – always with stories to tell and so excited about the next trip.  He flew several times to Alaska, generously taking friends along as co-pilot or navigator.  Finally, just weeks before his death, Steve fulfilled his dream of achieving a float plane rating.  
Steve worked tirelessly as President of the Greater Grand Lake Shoreline Association (GGLSA) in an effort to “Keep Grand Lake Blue.”  He was very active in the Grand Lake Yacht Club and, although he wasn’t the sailor that he was pilot, he may still hold the record for the fastest uncontrolled leg of a sailboat race on Grand Lake.
Steve’s happiest moments were surrounded by family and friends sharing his love of excellent wine, fine food and sometimes a guitar-playing sing-a-long.  After flying, his most recognized talent and passion could be seen in every glorious arc he cut skiing on snow or through water.  He was active, generous and compassionate, and immeasurably enriched the lives of everyone who knew him.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Ginny; daughter, Kim and son-in-law, Jeff Knudsen; newborn grandsons, Kai and Quinn Knudsen; sister, Sarah O’Reilly and husband, Ed; father-in-law, Michael Dux; sister-in-law, Jackie Graese; and many loving family members and friends.  He will be sorely missed.
Contributions in Steve’s name may be made to: www.lighthawk.org; www.angelflightwest.org; or www.GGLSA.org

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This is to report the death of Stephen “Steve” Paul on August 12, 2012 in a bicycle accident. Unfortunately, no obituary has been published as of this date but there is a definite possibility that a Memorial Service MAY be held this Saturday, August 18th. I’m guessing you may be waiting to publish until you have an obituary to either confirm or provide more information regarding services, etc. My only concern is that if a Memorial Service is in fact held this Saturday, people will not have much time to make arrangements to attend. Steve’s widow, Virginia (Ginny) is in such a state of shock that she has not been able to make some of the necessary decisions which is why there are no definite plans at the moment. I am in ATL and still working for Delta so I cannot immediately leave for DEN to assist. However, Jason Brooks, a SkyWest pilot, and close friend of Steve is assisting Ginny and communicating with me. Jason’s phone number is 303-994-5180.

Thanks for your assistance in sharing this news with the retired members of the Delta family.

Arnie Kraby
770-241-3820 (C)
770-614-8705 (H)

Here is the update on Steve Paul’s Memorial Service. I appreciate your help in disseminating the information.
Steve Paul Memorial Service
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
2375 East Arizona Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
Church phone: 303-744-6119

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