Paul Gaines Jr.

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Paul Gaines Jr. Paul Gaines Jr. died peacefully of natural causes at age 92 on December 10, 2017, in his daughter's home, surrounded by family. He was born the second of three children to Paul and Frances Gaines in Southern California. He served honorably in the United States Navy Construction Battalion during World War II. After graduating from Hastings College of Law Paul worked as a prosecutor for the County of San Bernardino and then went on to establish a private law practice in Downey, California where he practiced law for 44 years. In 1969 he married Darlene J. Fritz and fathered two children, Gayle and Paul, III. He was active in community service through the Masons' and Shriners' organizations. Paul is survived by his children: Gayle and Paul III; and by his grandchildren: Laurence and Fritz. He was a good son, a helpful brother, a conscientious lawyer, a considerate neighbor, a loyal husband, a devoted and loving father and a kind grandfather. The memorial service will be private.
Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Jan. 7, 2018
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