NOLTE, Paul Harold, Sr., loving father, caring friend, and devout Catholic, passed away on June 29, 2013, in Richmond, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Nolte; his brothers, Rev. William J. Nolte, Jr. and Robert Nolte; sister, Marguerite Benedetti; and grandson, Timothy J. Dart. He is survived by his brother, David Nolte; and his sisters, Sr. Doris Nolte and Mary Ann Sheehan. He is also survived by his seven children, Paul H. Nolte Jr., Jeanne N. Dart, Mary N. Yardis, W. Gary Nolte, Barbara N. deTreville, Elizabeth N. Hartsoe and Emily S. Nolte-Shotwell, along with their spouses; and their mother, Virginia B. Nolte-Pace. Paul loved being a grandpa to his 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Paul always said "I don't have much money, but I'm the wealthiest person on earth! My wealth is in my children." He loved his children dearly, and he will be missed by all. He was a graduate of Benedictine High School and Mount Saint Mary's College and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Paul retired from the County of Henrico, where he worked for 22 years in the Department of Public Utilities as a Controller. He was known for his quirky sense of humor, inventions, award-winning preserves and bread, as well as his gardenias and passion for classical music. A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday, July 2, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment immediately following at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Rd., Henrico, Va. 23229.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.