RIP: Paul L. Weis, ’59

In your prayers, please remember the soul of Paul L. Weis, ’59, brother of Peter Weis, ’68.

Weis, Paul L.

Paul Weis was born May 30, 1942 during a thunderstorm, according to his parents Lawry and Mary Weis. Maybe that is where he got his spark for living and doing. Raised in Rochester NY, he attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and Fordham University in the Bronx.

Armed with an English degree, he started his career at Eastman Kodak Co. writing publicity. He segued into advertising sales at a local ad agency. Sales became the focus of his work life spending the last 30 years before retirement in 2012 working for CAP Today, a journal of the College of American Pathologists, based in the Chicago area.

Paul married Valerie O’Brien in 1966, two weeks after her college graduation. His sister, who taught at Valerie’s high school, introduced them. They enjoyed 54 years of married life and raised two daughters, Kristin and Katie. He and Valerie moved to Sun City, Georgetown TX in 2005.

He believed that his life and his health were a process, not a series of events, and imparted that philosophy to all he knew. His belief in patient advocacy colored his decades of volunteer work at Mended Hearts, which he joined after his heart attack at age 43. His volunteer work was very meaningful to him.

He had a strong affinity for the natural world and enjoyed camping and nature walks. Most recently he loved to watch the deer meandering through his back yard.

Paul passed away peacefully at age 78 on April 24. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Valerie; daughters Kristin Caldwell (partner Paul Costoff) and Katie Malone (husband Geoff); 3 grandchildren, Maggie, Jack, and Grace Caldwell; his brother, Peter Weis and sister, Virginia Weis, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Also surviving him were his three well-loved cats, Ben, Jerry, and Mama.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.

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