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Paul Napier

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Paul Napier Obituary
March 10, 1930 - February 21, 2015 Paul Vincent Napier died peacefully at his home in Sherman Oaks, CA February 21st, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born March 10, 1930 in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial Labor Relations. Napier served as an army lieutenant during the Korean conflict from 1954 to 1957. He began his career as a hockey announcer and radio broadcaster. His acting career spanned more than 50 years, appearing in more than 400 commercials along with numerous TV and film credits. In 2010 he received Screen Actors Guild's highest service award recognizing his nearly three decades of dedication as a Vice President, on the board of directors, a chief contract negotiator and founding producer of the SAG Awards Show. Napier's greatest passion was youth sports. Beginning in 1968 and up until this year he coached 77 teams over 46 years in Pop Warner football, high school football (Notre Dame, Windward, Campbell Hall), Little League baseball and basketball. He was a positive influence on the lives of hundreds of young athletes. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie Bonady Napier, his three sons Michael, Mark, and Scott, daughter-in-law Kim, Vicki Giordano, as well as three grandsons Jake, Luke, and Bryce. Napier is also survived by his brother Jack, 92 years old, from Buffalo, NY. A memorial Mass will be held March 21st at St. Francis De Sales Church in Sherman Oaks, CA at 10:00am. Immediately following is a Celebration of Life Ceremony at The Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, CA from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 12 to Mar. 15, 2015
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