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Paul B. Oldam

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Paul B. Oldam Notice
Oldam, Paul B. Of Elm Grove, passed away peacefully with family at his side on April 30, 2013. Age 78. Paul is survived by Peggy, his beloved wife of 56 years. Loving father of Kathy (John) Minard of Phoenix, Chris (John) McDermott of Brookfield and Mary Oldam of Elm Grove. Grandfather of Jake (Cassie), Katelin and Hannah Minard, Erin (Peter) Stanek, Joe and Jack McDermott. He is further survived by his sister Barbara (Bob) Swetz of Seaford, DE and numerous other relatives and friends. Born in Newark, NJ on August 20, 1934 to Paul and Katherine Oldam. Attended St. Benedict's in New Jersey and graduated from Georgetown University Class of 1956. Paul was proud to have served his country as a U.S. Air Force Pilot from 1956-1960. He began his business career at Pittsburgh National Bank. He then moved his family to Milwaukee in 1967 for a career at Allis Chalmers which spanned 19 years retiring as Treasurer. The next nine years were spent as Director of Administration at Foley & Lardner LLC. In semi-retirement he served clients as a part-time CFO for Lauber CFOs, Inc. for seven years retiring in 2002. In addition to his career accomplishments, Paul was always a very active member of the community serving on numerous boards in varying capacities over many years. Those include: Aurora Health Care, ARCh, Blue Mound Golf and Country Club, Donate Life, St. Coletta's, West Allis State Bank, United Network for Organ Sharing, and Wisconsin Donor Network. Paul was a double organ transplant recipient. He received a heart transplant on October 1, 1993 and his daughter Kathy gave him the gift of life again by donating a kidney on April 23, 2003. He treasured those gifts and became passionate and involved both locally and nationally as a vocal advocate about the need for organ donation. He was so proud of the accomplishments and strides that have been made over the past twenty years. A special thank you to all of the nurses, physicians and staff at St. Luke's Medical Center that took such exceptional care of Paul since 1976. There are too many to mention but you have touched all of our lives. Most recently the incredible and caring staff of MRICU during the past six weeks of his journey. He was a man of many strong convictions and numerous hobbies. He loved his family, playing golf, his faith, kayaking, riding his bike, Special Olympics, travel, a fine meal, a roaring fire and a good scotch. His last words were: "I love you all. Thank you for everything." Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1755 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, WI from 9:30 AM until of the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to: St. John Vianney, Waukesha Co. Special Olympics, W148 N8367 Albert Place, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 or Evans Scholars Foundation, PO Box 301, Golf, IL 60029-0301.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 11 to May 12, 2013
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