Paul J. Rutan

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  • "Paul was my second cousin and a little bit older than me. I..."
    - Charles Kenworthy
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    - Katy Thorbahn

Paul was born August 24, 1926 in Willmington, Del and passed away peacefully on July 8, 2014 after a long and difficult illness. He recieved a BS degree from Purdue university in 1948, and started a 40 year career in sales management with Westinghouse Electric Company. He served 4 years in the Navy during the Korean war as a pilot of patrol seaplanes. Paul was a fun-loving, strong, athletic man who excelled at and enjoyed sports, especially football and golf. He enjoyed travel, especially to Europe and Hawaii (his favorite place on earth), any outdoor activity such as camping in the mountains and gardening. At around age 60 he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy which gradually took his strength away until he was forced to live in a power wheelchair for 15 years. Operating it like a "hot pilot", he continued to enjoy his 2 daily newspapers, his computer, following business and finance, bridge, television, old movies, his Kindle, and accepted life with grace, courage and dignity. He was a devoted family man with the highest moral, ethical, and conservative values. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joan - 3 children, Doug of Fairfax, Va. , Linda of Orangevale, Cindy (Joe) Strickland of Granite Bay, 6 grandchildren - Danielle (Jim) Sevey, Amy(JR) Cardoza, Paul Rutan and Lauren Rutan, Doug Strickland and Tom Strickland - 6 great-granchildren, Riley & Bailey Snider, Parker and Macie Cardoza, Jayden Rutan and Charlotte Strickland. Private internment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, July 15, 2014.
Paul Jesse Rutan
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400 Douglas Blvd | Roseville, CA 95678 | (916) 783-0474
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