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Paolo Ermanno Minissi Paolo Ermanno Minissi, 54, of Austin passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. He will be remembered for his ingenuity, his tenacity, his mischievous sense of humor, and most of all, his kindness to others. Paolo was born on February 7, 1957 in Genoa, Italy. He attended college in Brussels, Belgium where he obtained a physics degree in 1978. He moved to Austin shortly thereafter to attend a graduate program at UT, then went on to found several successful businesses, including CCMP Solar, MetalOptics, The Rowing Dock, and Castle Hill Specialized Fitness. In addition to his business acumen, Paolo was an avid cyclist who enjoyed seeing the world from the seat of his Pinarello. He had an innate ability to make those around him feel special, and to bring out their best. He was a mentor and friend to many, and he will be greatly missed. Paolo is survived by his daughter, Rita Minissi, of Baltimore; mother, Maria Antonietta Lombardi, sister Rita Minissi and brother-in-law Philippe Mahillon, niece Lidia Mahillon, and nephew Nicolas Mahillon, all of Brussels, Belgium; as well as numerous friends he considered like family. He was preceded in death by his father, Sergio Minissi. A memorial service in celebration of Paolo's life will be held Friday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the One World Theater, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin TX 78746 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Austin Yellow Bike Project, 1216 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721; http://austinyellowbike.org
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 30, 2011
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