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Paul S. Atkinson, age 72, of Delta and formerly of Mount Holly, NJ, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH. He was born in Hancock's Corner, NJ on January 30, 1942, to the late Samuel Atkinson and Marion (Budd) Atkinson. Paul graduated from Pemberton High School in 1963. On June 12, 1964, he was united in marriage to Karen McGirr and together they shared 50 loving years. Paul was a Veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965. Prior to his retirement in 2012, he worked as an electro mechanic for Hindley Electronics in Bowling Green, OH. Paul was an avid gardener, raising everything from fruits to all varieties of vegetables.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Atkinson; son, David Atkinson of Delta; sisters, Dorothy (Charles) Rue of New Jersey and Alice (Ronald) Tripp of New Jersey, and grandchildren, Joel, Casie and Hailey all of Columbus, OH.
A memorial service celebrating Paul's life will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta, where friends will be received one two hours prior to the service from 10-12 noon. Interment will be private for the family. Those wishing a show of sympathy may make a contribution to the
in Paul's memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
Barnes Funeral Chapel
5825 State Hwy 109 Delta, OH 43515
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 25, 2014