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Paul H. Lopez

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Lopez, Paul H. In loving memory of Paul H. Lopez Aug 23, 1948 - Dec 22, 2004
Paul left us so suddenly on Wednesday that we did not have a chance to say goodbye. Christmas was such a special time for Paul. He loved everything about Christmas, the shopping, decorations, the gifts and the food. Paul's ambrosia salad and red velvet cake were always a favorite. When Paul came into a room he brought sunshine, energy and laughter. It was never a party until Paul got there. He had the amazing ability to make each one of us feel important. When you talked to Paul he was truly interested in you and talked with you, not at you. His artistic ability was truly unbelievable. His eye for color and style was phenomenal. In his early years he worked at Long Beach Day Nursery while working on his MFA in theater design at UCI. It's ironic that in 1981 Paul started in career with the Ice Capades and ended his career with the Ice Capades in Las Vegas in 2004. His accomplishments were outstanding. He was The costume designer for Doug Henning's world of magic and, Sha Na Na. As a costume supervisor he worked on many feature films including: X-men2, Moonlight Mile, High Crimes, The Patriot, Wild Wild West, Rush Hour, Mad City, Kiss the Girls, Maverick, Beethoven 2nd, Unlawful Entry, The Babe, Almost a Angel Three Fugitives, Made in Heaven, Planes Trains and Automobiles. She's having a baby, Big trouble in little China, Coach Carter, and I Love Huckabes. Paul leaves behind so many long time friends and family; brothers Johnny (and Denise), Billy (and Mary) Hund, nephews Brian, Scott, Nathan, and niece Lindsay. I think Paul's legacy to us all would be to enjoy life, create, laugh, go to the movies and always eat dessert first. We will have a celebration of Paul's life on Sunday January 16, 2005 between 12-4 at El Dorado Park Golf Course under the White Tent 2400 Studebaker Long Beach, CA. 90815 Phone 562 795-7751. Please bring your memories and stories to share. Thank you all for your kind words Paul's Family
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 8, 2005
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