Paul E. Rhynard, age 69, died May 10th at his home in Rossburg, Ohio. He was born August 10, 1946 to Jane and Lloyd Rhynard (now deceased). He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy, his daughters Amy Perez of Maple Valley, WA, and Jennifer LaPoint of Alanson, MI. Their respective husbands RD Perez and Robert LaPoint, and four grandchildren, David Perez, Charlie, Madalaine, and Bella LaPoint. He is also survived by his two sisters. Donna DeWerff and Patricia Fogarty plus nieces and nephews.
Paul was a graduate of Ansonia HS and received his BA and Masters from Wright State University in Vocational Rehabilitation. He was a veteran of the Air Force and served during the Viet Nam Era. He was trained as a lab technician and worked in the field until his heart attack in 1994. In September of 1995 Paul received a Heart Transplant from the Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI. Following the transplant he returned to Wright State and completed his master in Vocational Rehabilitation. He then returned to work as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the US Government where he counseled many veterans. Paul attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Greenville, OH where he served as an usher and served one term on the vestry.
Paul loved his apple orchard, gardening, his ford tractor, musicals, good food, good friends and especially his family. Visitation will be held Friday may 20, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Services will be held at St Paul’s Episcopal Church Saturday May 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM. His ashes will be interred in Greenville Union Cemetery. Followed by a reception at the church. Donations may be made to the Dayton VA via Carol Kelly, 6401 Seton Hall St. Dayton, Ohio 45459. Carol has a gift shop which supplies veterans with items they need at no cost to them.
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