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Paul A. Ahrens

Newark - Paul A. Ahrens passed away on Jan 05, 2018. He was in the insurance business most of his adult life. His early days were spent in Newark, NJ where he graduated from Central High School. Subsequently Paul graduated from Upsala College in East Orange where he was a member of the Sigma Gamma Phi and Sigma Gamma Epsilon fraternities. In 1953, Paul married Ellen Lindauer at the Emmanuel Methodist Church in Newark where Pastor Leopold Schneider officiated. The Ahrens' moved to Union and Clark before they settled in Colts Neck in 1967.

Paul was a member of the Lakewood Maennerchor Inc. for 50 years. During that time he was President for 13 years and a Trustee and a member of the Business Committee for over 20 years. Paul was also a member of the German Heritage Festival Committee for over 32 years. During that time, he served as the Chorus Coordinator for close to 30 years. This organization was responsible for the annual German Heritage Festivals at the PNC Bank Arts Center. He was extremely proud to be part of both of these great organizations and their endeavor to preserve the German Culture.

Paul now joins his lovely wife Ellen who died on Jan 2, 2007, his parents, Paul Friedrich and Marie, his in-laws, Arthur and Lina Lindauer and his many friends that predeceased him. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul A. and Lisa Ahrens, and Stephen P. and Diana Ahrens. Paul is also survived by his four cherished grandchildren, Arielle, Paul, Jessie and Emily. They brought great joy to him.

All arrangements were private and under the direction of Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. Memorial contributions in memory of Paul may be made to the .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 14, 2018
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