Gornstein, Paul H.

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
214-306-6700

15 replies on “Gornstein, Paul H.”

Jeanette O'Meara says:

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Blessings,
Jeanette

uncle billy says:

Paul it was pleasure and an honor to run the New York marathon with you , I have the picture of you and I that Karen took there, I will keep, and treasure that photo forever, it is framed in my house, happy golfing up there in heaven

John & Shirley Cauduro says:

Karen, our sympathy and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. John and Shirley

Tom Hardin says:

Karen, Paul was a good man and will be missed. We are very sorry for your loss.

Tom & Julie Hardin

Genny White says:

It was a joy to know Paul, though only for a couple of years. He was friendly and boisterous, good-humored and loving to all of us in the Treasured Times program. He WAS a treasure! BINGO, Paul, you won again, and nothing in Heaven is sugar-free! You’ll be missed. Karen, thank you so much for sharing him with us.

Thelma Taylor says:

Paul attended Treasured Times Alz. Respite program where he was loved dearly. He always added smiles and entertainment with love. We are so grateful for his time with us. We were blessed by it. May God light your paths.

Sue Allen says:

Dear perspicacious Paul,

Maybe it is not about quantity but quality. You were always charming and engaging as I recall the bat mitzvah, the bar mitzvahs, and Ryan’s wedding. Thinking of you and Karen together puts a smile on my face because I have not ever seen two people better matched, better suited, so perfect for each other.

Until we meet again,

Sue

Michelle Vogel McCormick says:

The most beautiful thoughts expressed by the most beautiful Brother and Uncle. We will always remember and love you.

Karen Dooner says:

What a honor to get to know Paul! Instead of Girls Just Want to Have Fun, it should have been named Paul Just Wants to Have Fun. A philosophy for us all to learn from.
Paul was one great guy who is missed at Treasured Times!
Prayers for the entire family!
Karen

Ty Gornstein says:

Dad,
I will miss you forever and a day. Until we meet again, I’ll be thinking of you.
I love you
Ty (chickenshit) haha

Rich Lipson says:

Paul,
Hold a spot for me as your photographers assistant in whatever realm comes next. Maybe there you can teach me the one thing you held back on here….your gin strategy….love you dad2….see you on the other side
Rich L

Arlene Oland says:

Dear Cousin Paul, I remember meeting you 49 years ago. Your Cousin Barry and I started dating. Paul meeting you & spending time with you was always great.
Paul a handsome, fun, kind and lovable Cousin to have.
I have wonderful memories of you. Love, Cousin Arlene

Tracey F says:

I teared up and at the same time smiled as I read about Paul. I didn’t know Paul nor the family or friends but want to convey my deepest condolences for your loss. Loosing someone you love in death can be a very hard thing to understand and difficult to cope with. I hope you find comfort in the God of comfort himself as he promises that he will be your strength and refuse as you face this distressing time. Ps 46:1

MITCH FIALKOW says:

NO FINER HUMAN BEING HAS EVER BEEN ON THIS EARTH. PAUL WAS A BLESSING TO HIS MOM AND DAD AND TO EVERYONE WHO EVER MET HIM HE WAS THE CONSUMIT MENCH I LOVED HIM AS A GOOD FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR IN NEW YORK. WE PLAYED ON ALLSPORTS TEAMS TOGETHER. HE NEVER HAD A BAD WORD TO SAY TO ANYONE. HE WAS A TERRIFIC ATHLETE IN ANY SPORT HE PLAYED. NOT BAD FOR A JEWISH KID FROM BROOKLYN. ILL THINK ABOUT PAUL EVERYDAY HE DESERVES THAT RESPECT!

susan bach rojeski says:

Paul and I were girlfriend and boyfriend when I was 18. He used to take me to watch him bowl, play golf, and I even sat in his classes just because I wanted to be around him no matter what he was doing.classes just to be around him..He definately was a man that saw the lemonade glass half full. I remember he was studying to be an English teacher but it seems that changed.All the bowling all the classes would of been boring but I would do anything to be around him. He taught me a lot about life even though he was only 4 years older then me.I waited too long to write. By the time I wrote Paul was already in the stages of not remembering me.I don’t know how or why we loose such a wonderful man so young he had this great big heart and he had so much more love to give.An honest wonderful man gone./ I just dont get it. its so sad.my condolences to the loved ones.he will be sorely missed. oh yeah he let me drive around delivering pizzas at Romas in Great Neck. Also fun because I was with him.

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