Paul Albert Dentz Jr.
1936 - 2021
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Paul Albert Dentz, Jr.

Wayne - Paul Albert Dentz, Jr. peacefully passed away at his Wayne home with family on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the age of 84. He is survived by his daughter Lori Schoenagel and her husband Fred, his son Steven and wife Jeanne, his son Jon-Eric and wife Monika, and his adoring grandchildren: Ava, Jack, Sabina and Aidan, and by the mother of his children, Hanne Lore Dentz, along with his many special friends. He was pre-deceased by his loving parents, Paul and Helen and his brother David. Family and friends may pay their respects at Vander Plaat Funeral Home (257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481) on Friday, January 23, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 PM ( A private family service will be held at Laurel Grove Memorial Park Cemetery in Totowa at 11:30 AM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2021.
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January 23, 2021
Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. I worked with Paul at Indian Hills HS for 25 years as a supervisor. We were often the last two to leave the building after 6 PM, but on most days I left before Paul! He was a dedicated educator, caring person, always had an ear for listening, and his sense of humor was greatly appreciated. My family's graves are within 100 feet of where Paul will be laid to rest and I will be sure to visit when I am at Laurel Grove.
Hank Bitten
January 21, 2021
Paul was a great friend and mentor. I went into teaching and coaching with his encouragement. He would send hours after practice continuing to train me. We had a great season at Ramapo in his last year coaching. Coach Dentz even attended my final game in college. We kept in touch after my graduation while I taught and coached. I visited him at Indian Hills and looked forward to our conversations. Great sense of humor as we exchanged funny stories in our lives. Perhaps the two best times we had together was sitting next to each at the World Cup games at the Meadowlands and speaking at his retirement. Paul was the greatest role model anyone could have. I'm so greatful that he was an important part of what I am today. Condolences to his family and God Bless.
Jay Gavit
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