August 6, 1931 - November 22, 2013
Resident of Concord
Paul J. Prigge of Concord passed away Friday, November 22, at home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in Red Lodge, Montana in 1931 and lived there until his early teen years. Then, the family moved to Richmond, California. Paul served in the Army during the Korean War. A 36-year veteran of Standard Oil (now Chevron), he worked as an Operator and Supervisor at the ISOMAX unit. Happily married twice, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Pat, and his second wife, Maxine.
Paul enjoyed travelling, woodworking, buffets and being social. As a woodworking expert and enthusiast, he made furniture and decorations for friends and family. He participated in the Mended Hearts program, and enjoyed opening his woodshop to anyone who was interested. He divided his time between Concord and Placerville, and enjoyed shopping at discount stores. He enjoyed feeding hummingbirds, tending his tomatoes and hydrangeas, and attending both the Creekside Church in Martinez and the Bay Point Church. He was a fan of the TV show "Survivor" and enjoyed wearing jeans and flannel shirts. But, more than anything, he loved his family.
He is survived by his son Richard Prigge (Kathy), his daughter Kristi Clontz (Alan), his step-children Bonnie Simpson, Joyce Alba (Art), and Rod Simpson (Nancy), and his ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The celebration of Paul's life will occur Sunday, December 8th at 1:00 PM at the Creekside Church in Martinez, CA. Because Paul enjoyed his flannel shirts, attendees are asked to remember him by wearing plaid or red shirts and jeans.
The family requests donations to Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa, Inc. or a Hospice of choice in lieu of flowers.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 5, 2013