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Paul , Steven G. , a Coral Springs veterinarian and former director of Wiles Road and Cypress Wood Animal Hospitals crossed the "Rainbow Bridge" at age 50. Although Dr. Paul had never smoked a cigarette in his life, he lost his battle with lung cancer on February 7, 2007. Dr. Paul is survived by his beloved wife, Jill, as well as his sons, Jordan and Kevin, all in Coral Springs. In addition, Steven leaves his parents, Norman and Florrie Paul in Boca Raton; mother-in-law, Judie Richman from Delray Beach, as well as dear sister, Diane St. Peter in Chicago; devoted brother, Douglas Paul in Lincoln Park, NJ and their respective families. Besides running two first class veterinary hospitals, Dr. Paul, a veterinary graduate of Ohio State University, was known for his community service including giving many public lectures on pet care, writing newspaper and magazine columns, and appearing on local television to discuss pet tips with the public. He may be best known for starting the first dog park in South Florida and advising many other cities both domestic and international, on how to start their own dog parks. He also started a non- profit organization called People Helping Pets, which donates to animal related causes. Dr. Paul also volunteered for a number of city governmental groups, as well as having served as one of the youngest directors on the Chamber of Commerce Board. Dr. Paul and his hospitals won two Small Business Man of the Year awards as well as many Community Service Awards from Coral Springs local chamber of
commerce. The family will be receiving friends at their home on 2/9 Friday 10:30-2:30, 2/10 Saturday 12 noon-4 pm and 2/11 Sunday 1-5 pm. The family will also be receiving friends, loved ones & the entire community on Thursday, February 15th at the Marriott Heron Bay in Coral Springs beginning at 6pm. A Celebration of Life Service will begin promptly at 7pm. Service will be conducted by Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those interested to donate to www.peoplehelpingpets.org. Dr. Paul's charity which raises monies for animal related charities including Canine Companions for Independence Service Dogs, Noah's Wish, various Humane Societies, and public service dogs amongst others. His beloved Dog, Saint and Cat, Sadie will be awaiting his arrival on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 9, 2007
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