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Paul Eugene Zeltner October 11, 1925 - May 26, 2018 Rancho Bernardo Paul passed away in his Rancho Bernardo home at the age of 92 on Saturday May 26th. Paul was born in Philadelphia and joined the Navy in 1942. He was married to Patricia Higgins Zeltner for 61 years. He graduated from CA State University Long Beach with a Bachelor's degree in Vocational Education . Paul retired from the LA County Sheriff's Dept. after 26 years of service. After retirement Paul became involved in politics. He served on the Lakewood City Council for nine years including serving as Mayor for two terms. He was the Founder and Chairman of the CA Conference on Drug Paraphernalia which led to State Legislation. Paul was elected to the CA State Assembly for the 54th District. He was then appointed by Governor Deukmejian as Special Assistant Law Enforcement and Public Safety Liaison for the office of the Governor. He was a Lecturer and Panelist for social, civic and professional organizations. Paul is a member of St Michaels Parish and was active in the Knights of Columbus as a 4th degree.Paul is survived by his daughter Charlene (James) Cummings, his son Paul (Dixie) Zeltner, nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Patricia and his daughter Christine.Special thanks to his wonderful caretakers, Olga and Jordan Good and Jackie Payne whom he shared a special bond with. Family, friends and those whose lives have been touched by Paul are invited to a Mass at St. Michael's Parish, 15546 Pomerado Rd, Poway, on Saturday, June 16th at 11am.Paul's interment with his wife Patricia will be in Miramar National Cemetery at a later date.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune from June 3 to June 10, 2018
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