Paul R. Mumma
Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home
936 North Main Street
Akron, OH
His view of the water always brought peace, support, accomplishment and unbridled joy. As a child of the Great Depression, his Dad supported their family by working for the Cleveland Water Department. Accomplishment came when he won the state high school swimming championship. He was training to become a swim coach at KSU when he met and married Cherie Willis and was abruptly sent to Korea by the Marines. He rarely spoke about being awarded the Purple Heart, saving others or surviving the bitter cold, but he never much liked frozen water after that. Upon returning to a growing family, he went to work in the HVAC industry and founded Air Comfort Inc. in 1961. He delighted in teaching his four kids - Gary, Ted, Merrily and Melody - to swim and enjoy the water as much as he did. It didn't matter where - Little Punderson, Silver Lake, Crystal Lake, Marco Island, Portage Lakes or Cancun - if there was water around, there was fun to be had - and he generously shared it with others. Whether boating, fishing, sailing, picnicking or swimming - all were welcome. In 1963 he became a founding member of the Akron Executives Association and later served as president. Further unselfish dedication consisted of stints on the boards of the Mechanical Contractors Association, YMCA and Better Business Bureau. "...blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good." (M. B. Eddy) Dad exemplified this and in turn was a blessing to those who knew him. He is survived by his four kids; three grandkids; four great grandkids; and second wife, Sharon. Per his request, no memorial service will be held. Donations may be made in his name to First Church of Christ Scientist, 2390 4th St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. He has a new, higher view now that likely includes peace, joy, and water. May you walk on it, Dad.

Published by Akron Beacon Journal on May 16, 2021.
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Paul was a wonderful, kind, thoughtful man and joy to be around. He was a great neighbor and friend and served as treasurer of our neighborhood association for many years when he lived at Pin Oak Point, a great place to live for someone that enjoyed the water so much. Paul’s company installed my HVAC system. Beautiful tribute to your father and testament to his humble nature. Over our many conversations and years as neighbors I was not aware he had been awarded the Purple Heart. My condolences and prayers to your family.
Crystal Cianciola
May 19, 2021
Offering Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
Hennessy Bagnoli Funeral Home Inc.
May 17, 2021
My condolences to Melody and her family in the loss of
their father. I did not meet your father but from what I've read in the Beacon he was a wonderful and interesting man. I can see Melody where you got your artistic talents and all of your accomplishments. I still have sculptures that we made in your class at Margie Gerry's Art Station! I have fond memories every time I look at them. I often think about these times even though it's been quite a few years since I've seen you.
I'm sorry about your loss and I will keep you in my prayers. I know you miss your father. Marilyn
Marilyn Bradach
May 16, 2021
Paul was a great man. One of my handball and golf partners, along with Don Jenkins who passed last December. He had a one-liner for every occasion, specializing in lawyer jokes. Paul would often start with - "I slept like a baby last night, I kicked my legs and cried all night." Paul was always in a happy, optimistic mood. He loved life and his family.
Dennis Doverspike
May 16, 2021
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