Paul L. Bjork
1969 - 2015
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Paul L. Bjork
November 21, 1969 - March 8, 2015
Resident of Los Altos
PAUL L. BJORK, of Los Altos California, suffered sudden cardiac arrest on Sunday morning March 8, 2015 while exercising. He will be greatly missed by the children he loved dearly: Stephanie, 12; Kevin, 11; and Rami, 8.
He also leaves behind loving parents Carla and Larry Bjork of Los Altos; sister and brother-in-law Kristie and Blair Ewen of Redding, CA; and former spouse Rana Khaled of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Paul will also be missed by a large extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many beloved friends and colleagues.
In his youth, Paul attended Montclaire Elementary in Los Altos, and Cupertino Middle School, where he enjoyed band and sports, especially soccer and baseball. He graduated from Homestead High School in 1988, where he had been well known for swimming and water polo. He attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he studied Management Information Systems, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1993.
He was a generous and endlessly energetic man who loved people, and will be remembered as a devoted father and good friend to many. His skills in deploying SAP and management information systems led him to be a widely respected consultant in the industry. Employers included Price Waterhouse, Softline, KPMG, Deloitte, Bearing Point and most recently Softtek where he was Vice President of ERP sales for North America.
A memorial service and Celebration of Paul's Life will be held at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park on Friday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Paul Bjork's Children's Education Fund, account 618909558, c/o John Lee, Fidelity Investment Center, 2580 West El Camino Real, Suite 9, Mountain View, CA, 94040.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 27, 2015.
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March 26, 2020
Youre in my thoughts. I miss you.
Miledy Strait
Friend
March 26, 2020
Our last day at Paul's favorite place.
Miledy Strait
March 26, 2020
Miledy Strait
March 26, 2020
Fabulous day at the beach.
Miledy Strait
March 26, 2020
Enjoying Juno beach with Paul.
Miledy Strait
March 23, 2020
One of the most amazing people ever. I had the privilege of working with Paul and he is dearly missed and will never be forgotten.
Trisha Irvin
Coworker
March 2, 2019
You are dearly missed Paul.
Trisha Irvin
March 1, 2019
I miss you Paul. ❤
Miledy Strait
Friend
July 29, 2017
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June 26, 2015
I'll never forget your sweet smile my friend. Love, MoneyPenny
Miledy Strait
June 26, 2015
Paul sincerely loved being near the water. It was therapeutic for him.
Miledy Strait
June 26, 2015
We dined at this amazing little Jamaican diner.
Miledy Strait
June 26, 2015
Paul reallly did love life!
Miledy Strait
June 26, 2015
Paulie being silly.
Miledy Strait
June 26, 2015
Paul relaxing by the beach.
Miledy Strait
June 26, 2015
R. I. P.
Miledy Strait
June 26, 2015
Dear Paul, I just wanted to thank you for being such a good friend to me. I really enjoyed all the fun times we had. I only wish that I could've seen you sooner. You'll always live in my heart. Thanks for being my James Bond!
Love, Miledy
Miss Moneypenny
Miledy Strait
April 28, 2015
I'm very sad to hear that Paul passed away. He was a great guy that cared deeply for his children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this very difficult time.
Rob Adams
April 18, 2015
Dear Stephanie, Kevin and Rami-

One week ago was the memorial service for your dad. It was a good service, though I bet pretty overwhelming for you. In the middle of the part where people shared stories about Paul, I was sorry that I had not thought to ask about speaking. The people that spoke were family and work friends that clearly loved your dad. You should definitely remember that your dad was well loved. There was a gap in the story though, missing among all the genuine and heartfelt speeches. This was represented by about a dozen people in the audience, all about 45 years old.

We were your dad's friends from his school days. From Montclaire elementary school to Cupertino Jr High, all the way to Homestead High School, we all knew your dad many years ago, before he could even imagine having 3 wonderful kids of his own. We all wanted to come say goodbye to a good guy we knew a long time ago, even if most of us hadn't talked to him in years.

The messages you heard from the family and co-workers were wonderful and important, and I hope you can remember them later in life. To know that he was loved everyday will be comforting when little details fade and most of what you have is photos and little videos and your own memories.

The message I would give you from all of his school friends (if they let me represent them and the many who could not make it) is this: Your dad was a kid once too.

You guys are of the age now when a lot of us met your dad for the first time. I know from experience that it can be hard to imagine all those photographs that you see of your dad's life had real life experiences behind them, but they did. We sat in class with your dad, we swam with him, we played cards with him, and watched sports with him. We competed with him and cheered him on when he represented our schools as a Tiger or Bear or Mustang, in the sports he loved. Whatever you love doing, your dad had a lot of the same experiences that you are having today and you will have in the years to come.

If you can, whenever you read this, today or years from now, you should know and try to remember that he was a kid once. He had fun, he was sad, he was happy, he got stressed out about school, he tried things and failed just as much or more than he tried things and succeeded. Your dad made mistakes, like everyone does, but he also made a lot of great choices. If he could, I bet he would tell you that all the choices he made that led him to you three were the best ones, no matter what they felt like at the time. I talked to him a few months ago and it was clear that everything he was doing was somehow for you three. You are what mattered most.

Your dad made friends that he kept for years and years and he made friends that kept up less. You will do the same throughout your life. People come and people go but, since you are probably something like your dad, you will be loved by a lot of people. None of that will be the same as the love your dad had for you, but it will have to do.

We all wish we could have a last chance to talk to the people we lose. I guess this is my way of doing that, by talking to you. Remember your dad well, as I know you will and remember that we are glad to have known him as a kid.
Brad Topliff
April 15, 2015
I'm so saddened to hear about Paul's passing. I have known Paul since junior high, and we were close for many years growing up. We were both in the band (he was one of the non-geeky guys along with me), and we both played polo. After high school, we both worked together at Los Altos Golf & Country Club ... He was the pool manager and I was the head swim coach. He was such a good guy. Funny, respectful, honest and caring. My heart goes out to his kids and his whole family. You will be missed, Paul.
Scott Campbell
April 10, 2015
I have worked with Paul for the past year and he will be sorely missed. My admiration for Paul extends in many ways. He was a true professional in our industry, his world revolved around his children and he is and was one of the truly most genuine people I've ever met. He will be dearly missed by so many.
Trisha Irvin
April 2, 2015
My thoughts and prayers to Paul and his family. I went to school with Paul through Junior High and High School. We did not know each other too well. I did say hi to him whenever I saw him. HHS Class of 88 forever.
Robert Heaton
April 1, 2015
We have never met but Paul went through Cupertino and Homestead High with our sons, David and Jon. The last time we saw Paul was at David's wedding in 2000. Our hearts ache for you in your devastating loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your grandchildren.
George and Maureen Oleyar
March 30, 2015
Paul, I only knew you via LinkedIn over the past few years, but you represented both HHS '88 and Cal Poly '93 to the finest degree anyone could and I am proud to say I knew you and hung out with you at both. PS: and don't tell Joe - but I still think you were a better water polo player than Joe Thomas!

Miss you brother...
-Andrew (Andy J. Wilson)
Andrew (Andy) Wilson
March 30, 2015
May you always be a guardian angel for those you left behind. You'll be missed Paulie!
Olivia Dibert
March 30, 2015
To Paul L Bjork Family,
. I did not know him but we went through the school system together and I feel for his family and friends. I know he will be missed by those who loved and cared for him especially at such a young age. Take care. My condolences go out to you all.
Susanne Hampton
March 29, 2015
My deepest condolences to the family. My prayers and thoughts to you all.
Shelly
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