Paul Alan Caro
Feb. 2, 1941 – Dec. 26, 2020
Resident of San Jose
Paul Caro died on December 26, 2020, from COPD with complications brought on by Covid-19. Born in San Jose and raised on Hanchett Avenue, Paul received his elementary education at St. Leo's, followed by high school at Bellarmine College Preparatory and college at Santa Clara University. Graduating in 1962, he was commissioned as an Army Second Lieutenant and spent his two years of military service at the height of the Cold War as a transportation officer in Verdun, France. Returning to civilian life fluent in French, Paul went to work in the international division of the Bank of America in San Francisco. Employment opportunities in the growing semiconductor industry, and later in retail, found him back in the Santa Clara Valley. A life-long bachelor, Paul spent his retirement years at Casa del Pueblo in downtown San Jose.,
Paul was pre-deceased by his parents, Frank and Claire (Hallinan) Caro, and his brother, Bill. He is survived by another brother, Rev. Robert Caro, S.J., of Los Angeles, and numerous cousins and their families. Memorial Mass and interment of ashes at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery will take place when family and friends are able to gather safely.
Always a Bronco, Paul would be honored by gifts in his memory directed to Advancement Office, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053; or to Advancement Office, Bellarmine College Preparatory, 960 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95126. View the online memorial for Paul Alan Caro