August 14, 1951 - February 6, 2014
Paul Howard Gornstein, born August 14, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, passed February 6, 2014.
My name is Paul Howard Gornstein and I am and will be 62 years young forever! As of February 6, 2014 it will be a little hard to get hold of me. If you need anything in my absence feel free to contact the War Department, aka, the love of my life, Karen. My Dear Darling Daughter, Ryan, is in Dallas who gave me the only grandson I will ever know, Niles, who lives with his dad Jamie (my third son). My two sons, Casey and Ty, who have an uncanny sense of whenever I needed them, surely will be there for my family and friends as well. Casey is in Carrollton and Ty and his wife Kelli are in Lewisville.
My sister Ronnie lives on Long Island with her husband Fred. No sister ever loved a brother as much as she loves me. Her two daughters, Michelle and Amy, have always been my first kids, the ones I trained on and gave me valuable experience as well as all the love and affection any uncle could ever hope for. Michelle lives in Tampa with her wonderful husband Mike and my adorable nephews Jackson and Noah. Amy lives in Long Beach with her dog Daisy who I terrorized last summer to be sure she would remember me as well.
A lot of you may not know I have 3 degrees. Yea, weird right? I was also on the dean’s list in graduate school. As you know, I am and have always been a golfer and even won 2 club championships at Lido Beach. I have two hole-in-ones; one of which I got on a wedding anniversary. I ran the NY Marathon in 1983 with my Uncle Billy and didn’t keel over. Karen & I owned and operated a photography and video studio out of our home in NY. I was a Real Estate Agent for a time, and my most recent career was in Web Development at Carraker. I became addicted to walking nearly 4 miles a day trying to be skinnier than Cousin Alan. Alan I won! I continued my walking in the nursing homes but they couldn’t keep up with me.
Friends will be received following the service to enjoy one of the greatest treasures in life, food. Please feel free to join my family at Jamie’s house 11722 Bonham Ct., Frisco as they laugh and celebrate at all the crazy things I did and know I am watching the whole thing and laughing louder than all of you guys. It ain’t over till it’s over so enjoy your life and give me lots to laugh at from wherever I am.
Don’t forget that “Yugly” and as my last voicemail said, “Never call again!”
Just a quick mention about the nasty disease Alzheimer’s that altered the full course of my expected life. While it might have succeeded in slowing me down and causing quite a bit of havoc, it did not stop me from living! I am proud of the studies I participated in and hope it helps my children and grandkids. Please invest in our children and donate toward research at ALZ.ORG. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252