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Paul Daniel Leal


1965 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Paul Daniel Leal Obituary
January 31st 1965 - January 19th 2019 Paul Daniel Leal was born on January 31st 1965 in Anahiem California to Lupe and Larry Leal Sr. Paul had 3 siblings; Larry Jr., Ernie and Sally. Paul grew up in Rubidox and graduated from Rubidox High School where he ran for the school's track team. He went on to college at UCR. Paul worked in the home loan business where he met the love of his life, Paula, but his true calling was to be a teacher. He earned his teaching credential and became employed with the OMSD. He spent over 20 years at Corona Elementary School in Ontario shaping the minds of many 5th grade students and he was a beloved teacher. Paul always had a book or newspaper in his hand and loved to read the works of philosiphers. He loved being out in nature, going to Disneyland, Comic Con, everything Star Trek, family trips to Hawaii and monkeys. His greatest joy and passion, though, was his wife, Paula, and their beautiful children. He loved nothing more than spending as much time as possible with them and having many adventures. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"-Plato. His laughter and love for life will never fade from our hearts. Until we meet again, my friend. Paul is preceded in death by his father, Larry Sr. Paul is survived by his mother, Lupe; his wife, Paula; his daughters, Brittany Ortega (Eric), Riley and Berkeley; his son Blake; brothers Larry Jr and Ernie; sister Sally Cooper (Bill); many nieces and nephewa great-nieces and extended family. A Rosary and Viewing will be held Thursday, January 31st at Draper Mortuary 811 N Mountain Ave, Ontario CA from 6 pm-8 pm. Services will be held on Friday, February 1st at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 522 W Francis St, Ontario, CA . Viewing at the church will be from 10 am-10:45 am and the service will be at 11 am. Interment will be at Bellvue Cemetery, Ontario, CA after the service. Draper Mortuary in Ontario is in charge of the services. In leiu of flowers, the family would request donations be made to the City of Hope in Paul's name.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Jan. 26, 2019
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