Paul David McGlothlin
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Paul David McGlothlin, 68, widely known as Lachlan, of Akron, died unexpectedly on January 27th.

He was proud of his six years service in the Army Military Police, including a tour of duty in Vietnam and of his 22 years service on the Akron Police Department. Lachlan was an organ donor and has now made one last gift to the community that he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, May Swan McGlothlin and J. Claude McGlothlin, and by his sister, Joan McGlothlin Lukich. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth H. McGlothlin; his brother, Larry (Becky) McGlothlin; sister, Betty (Chuck) Seeley; his children, Cat Ellen, Jan Marie Hayes-Rennels, Erica Pelz, and Eduard Pelz; grandchildren, Megan and Kara Hayes and Jack Rennels; many nieces and nephews; the young people who have shared his home over the years, and numerous friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 5th at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., Akron. Friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, a cause dear to his heart. http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

(Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel)





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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 2013.
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March 6, 2013
I just heard that Paul passed. I am so sorry for his family and the community. He always had a smile, a kind word to say and was a great neighbor and friend. He was a wonderful man! I will miss him as I know his family and other friends will too!
Jeanie Hudson
February 15, 2013
Dear Elizabeth
I found out about Lachlan's passing just a few days ago- what a shock!

Lachlan was one of the kindest people I have ever met, opening his heart and his home to anyone and everyone. I have such fond memories of Lachlan, always being greeted warmly with a big hug and so many interesting conversations around the fire. He truly did touch many lives. Blessings to you and your family. With love, Carrol, David, and Jacob York
February 13, 2013
Uncle Dave...where does one begin? I am his niece, and I live in North Carolina.

Growing up, Uncle Dave (or should I say, Paul David), although we rarely saw him, always made me feel like a favorite. He called me "Charlie," & we talked about a variety of subjects ranging from pizza bianco (in 2004) to Dave Brubeck (he said he liked his music) to basmati rice in 2010 (he said he bought big bags of it, to eat). We even accidentally ordered the same style of eggs (with gyros!), in 2006, at another Akron restaurant. He was nice enough to send me a birthday card even after my other uncle (Louie) passed away in 2006. It hurts me incredibly that he's gone. It hurts me that Elizabeth's call that Saturday night wasn't exactly good news. But, it helps me to know that if I live like Uncle Dave (or Paul David, or Lachlan), did, I will be in the Kingdom. Thank God for Uncle Dave...Rest in peace: 1944-2013.
February 13, 2013
Elizabeth,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep all the memories of your husband close to your heart.
Rhonda Lewis
February 5, 2013
Paul David,

We worked the streets and Burlary unit together and an occasional Mid-night Bacci game at the Caravallese Club. We had a good time doing both and no one will forget the time you wore a Scotish Kilt to In-Service School and didn't break the dress code. Rest in Peace Brother.

Jimmy Mathews Bluffton, SC
February 5, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
STEPHANIE ROLLINS
February 4, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your brothers death. May you have many good memories of him. Condolences to the whole family. Floriana Hall
February 4, 2013
Elizabeth & family - sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Paul is gone but the wonderful memories will always your comfort. God Bless, Elaine Jackson
February 3, 2013
Betty and Larry and to all of the family, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's death. Having your family as our neighbor while growing up on Mt. Vernon is part of our own precious
family memories. I wish I could be there Tuesday, know that my heart and spirit are there offering love and support.
Carol Spears
February 1, 2013
To the family and friends of Dave. I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dave, as I am with all of my Viking classmates of '62. I clearly remember interesting conversations with Dave from over 50 years ago. He was interesting and a good person and a person I liked and respected. Faith be with you. William Connor Tallmadge
William Connor
February 1, 2013
My condolences to Paul's family. Paul will certainly be missed. He was a great neighbor always willing to help out.
Brent Hendren
January 31, 2013
Paul was my Godfather and he was an amazing man. He loved me and always gave the best birthday gifts.He helped my mom get through some hard times and I am thanks to have known him for 21 years
Kat Baldwin
January 31, 2013
Condolences to the family
Rolanda
January 31, 2013
Dear Elizabeth
My sincere sympathy on your loss
Pat Doolittle
January 31, 2013
Dear Elizabeth
My sincere sympathy for your loss.
miss you.
Pat Doolittle
January 31, 2013
I will truly miss Lachlan coming in the store and making my day so much better. He always had a beautiful smile and so many words of wisdom. It was so great to share an evening with him and his family and friends. Lachlan will sorely be missed by so many people. He truly touched many lives. Thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth and his children. Vanessa and I will really miss Lachlan. He was such a terrific friend and gentleman.
Tammy Jenkins-Carr
January 30, 2013
This week, I lost my big brother, "Dave". He had a big heart, a sharp wit, a kind & generous spirit, and a real zest for life! He loved his family dearly, and I pray that Elizabeth, Cat, Jan Marie, Erica and Ed are all able to find peace and joy in their memories of Paul.
Betty Seeley
January 30, 2013
My uncle Dave, as I called him, was the most generous soul I ever knew. I won't use an cliches to describe him, because he was unique. He blended the toughness of a cop with the wide-eyed wonder of a poet. I will miss him.
Andrew McGlothlin
January 30, 2013
I only knew Paul, Lachlan as Dave, and Elizabeth as Betty. My memories of three years of McGlothlins at North High School are only the absolute most positive. One in the class ahead of me, one in my class and one the year behind me. That's a lot of McGlothlins! They were all ahead of their times and ahead of the rest of us. They were all smart, talented and so not full of themselves. I remember Dave as so kind, so friendly and so inclusive. He was a year ahead of me, but never made that a big deal. Larry and Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. What great memories your brother and you have left all of us.

Sincerest condolences,

Linda Carlson Aulino
North High Class of 1963
January 30, 2013
what a colorful, memorable man - so glad to have met and talked with him.
valerie becker
January 30, 2013
To the father of our children, we had some really awesome times and we have 2 great daughters and 3 grandchildren. I am so grateful we became friends again! Thank you for everything - Love, Sharon
Sharon Cummings
January 30, 2013
You will live forever in our hearts.
Ronette Keys
January 30, 2013
Mac you will be missed so much!!You were truly a saint!! You saved my uncles life (Wally Monroe) Love always Ronette Keys (the Monroe family)
Ronette Keys
January 30, 2013
Elizabeth,
I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts.
Brandi Bosley
January 30, 2013
Elizabeth and Family....Remember the good times to get you thru the difficult times.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
MA
MA Carruthers
January 30, 2013
Words cannot express the emotions I have now. I am truly saddened by Lachlan's passing. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known and he will be sorely missed. However, I am truly honored and proud to have gotten to know him. I cherish the memories I have of the gatherings at his home and the wisdom he imparted. Elizabeth, If you need anything, please let me know.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Kara Ray
January 30, 2013
Betty and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in this time of need.
Your Zonta Friend
Jo Dinuzzo
January 30, 2013
Picnics at Sand Run, FOP Christmas parties at the Lyn, lots of other great memories - Chris & Jan, your dad was a great guy, he will be missed.
Kristina Cranston
January 30, 2013
To Paul's family
I knew Paul when we worked the midnight shift together. He truly was a caring and forgiving person and would always extend a helping hand to those in need. He will be missed.
Ron DiSpina
January 30, 2013
We are all going to miss you and all the stories, you are and were such an amazing individual paul! The staff of Dr. Kieo Pung wants the family to know we have you in our thoughts and prayers..
Gina Fox
January 30, 2013
I only knew him as Dave. We went to Jennings and North and were on the swim team there. I finally re-connected with Dave about a year and half ago on FB. I'm so sorry to read of his passing. Enjoy the new pool, friend.
Richard Fresh
January 30, 2013
Elizabeth,
I am so sorry for the loss of Paul. You have so many awesome memories of Paul. He will never be forgotten. You are in my thoughts during this most difficult time. Much love to you
Melanie
Melanie Haehner
January 30, 2013
we have lost another good guy, my condolences to the family

sue mccoy, csea
January 30, 2013
In each of our lives there are people who touch us in ways that seem so minor and of little significance, but by their touch these individuals enrich our lives by so very much. Such a person was David McGlothlin in my life. His kindness, patience, and commitment to his family are testiments to his life. His loss saddens me beyond words to describe.
Bob Lowrey
January 30, 2013
Paul and I were in the same APD recruit class, back in 1970. We never worked together, but I always enjoyed our brief times together. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. RIP brother.
Dr. Richard J. May
January 30, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! A great man lost here on earth but now walking in heaven! He will be greatly missed!
Art, Mary, Frances, and Ina Barnhart
January 30, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Pauls passing.Embrace the good times that you two had.Have faith that God will get you and the family thru this.You are in my prayers.
Peggy Powell
January 30, 2013
Elizabeth, Iam truly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Hegerty
January 30, 2013
My deepest condolences to Paul David's family and friends. I worked with Mac on APD a great guy and a excellent officer, RIP my friend.
Mike Shumaker
January 30, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Billow Funeral Homes
January 29, 2013
My prayers are with Chris and Jan and the rest of Dave's family. He was so kind and will be sorely missed.
Sandy Lohmier Parker
January 29, 2013
Uncle Paul, I will deeply miss you. You were a wonderful person with a great heart. Thank you for always being there for me and my family. It meant more than you will ever know. Please say hi to my Dad and my Grandma for me. Love you...Jeremy Hartman
Jeremy Hartman
January 29, 2013
Elizabeth, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jan Trent
January 29, 2013
Paul was one of the "Good Guys". He always thought of others. Time separated us but he never stopped being a best friend. He will be very missed.
Tom Codispoti
January 29, 2013
My deepest condolences. Lachlan you will be missed by many who loved you in this life but your memory and spirit will be with us forever.
Frank Vernotzy
January 28, 2013
Eternal Memory. One of the finest men I ever met. I will always remember his kindness to me and to others.
Kathy Firth
January 28, 2013
My sympathies go out to Elizabeth and all of Lachlan's many friends and family. Paul was a truly wonderful man, who improved the lives of all he touched. His wise and generous spirit will be dearly missed by all.
Kelly Fleming
January 28, 2013
You have our deepest condolences, Liz.
Art, Su & Jane Baranoff/Hull
January 28, 2013
Elizabeth,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Beth Sahadi
January 28, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Randy and VIctoria McIe
January 28, 2013
Elizabeth, may God's Love, Grace and Mercy sustain you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.
January 28, 2013
Uncle Lachlan, you will never be forgotten! Thank you for all the wisdom you share with me over the years; I remember them each day as I work hard towards living in a way that honors the ideals we hold true.
William R. Mayor, Jr.
January 28, 2013
Elizabeth,

I'm so sorry to hear of Paul David's passing. The two of you shared a remarkable bond. The many memories you created will remain in your heart forever. May God embrace you and guide you through your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lisa Dolan
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