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Renteria, Paulino "Paul"

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June 22, 1951 - August 20, 2014

Renteria, Paulino "Paul"


June 22, 1951 – August 20, 2014

Renteria, Paulino (Polacas, A. R., #5, Scottie), devoted husband to Sylvia Lopez Renteria.  Preceded in death by Parents; Matias and Lillie Renteria, brother Cruz, sisters Mary, Vicky and Janie. Survived by sister, Leandra Quirino & husband, Manuel, brother Reyes (Jesse) Renteria and sister-in-law Janie Renteria.  Survived by countless family members and friends.  The most beautiful man in the world passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  He was known for his outgoing personality, sense of humor, and always quick with a smile and jokes.  Paul never met a stranger. He was at home wherever he went:  at Vickery Wholesale Greenhouse, in his yard and on the golf course.  Paul brought light into the lives of those he knew and his light will continue to shine.

 A memorial service will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 5605 Bernal Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212 – 214.637.6673 on Friday, September 5, 2014 beginning with a Rosary at 7:30 pm followed by a memorial service. Honorary Pallbearers:  Pat Berry, Chris Medellin, Raymond Gutierrez, Zeke Gonzales, Rudy Izaguirre, Edward Carrasco, Richard Sotero, and Pablo Palomo.

 Special thanks to Pat Berry, owner of Vickery Wholesale Greenhouse, for his generosity.  Special thanks to Toy Nolasco and Pete Nolasco and the help, love and support from many friends.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Sylvia.  RIP, honey.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Gary Penkilo

September 30, 2014 10:05PM

Of the thousands of rounds of golf played at Tenison Park Golf course in the five years I worked there Paul Renteria was by far the person I most remembered. What a great guy - always a smile on his face. Great stories - Great memories.

Teresa De Leon Soto

September 26, 2014 1:51PM

Please accept our deepest condolence to you and your family I knew Paul for a long time me and all my family my aunt rosa soto and my my mom Josefa Soto, Teresa, feilx, Carol, Rosalinda we all live in West Dallas so I knew all his brothers, and sister's am going to missed his smile and when ever I did see him he was always joking around. RIP Paul and to you Sylvia I will pray for you peace to be with you. I know it's going to be hard but someday you will see him again and be with him.until that day come's god will be there for you and all your family from the soto family

Judge John Nelms

September 05, 2014 12:32PM

Paul, there must be a great golf course in heaven, with no sand traps or water hazards, and where every stroke is a hole-in-one. I will often think of you there, with Sam Daugherty and Jim Schoolfield, your old golfing buddies. Rest in peace between games.

Joe Gonzales

September 04, 2014 10:54PM

Thank you for all the memories. You will be missed. There was never a time that I spent with him that he never made me smile.

Jesse & Yolanda Varela

September 03, 2014 4:14PM

Sylvia, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you will be in our prayers, and that God has his plans all laid out for us, but most of all Paul will always be in your heart, and he is making a place for you in Heaven. God bless you

Louise Montoya

September 02, 2014 7:56PM

Silvia, i am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can't begin to imagine how difficult this time must be for you and Paul's family.He was a good husband to you and his loss will leave a great hole in your life.I'm glad of the times I did have to talk to Paul and listen to his laughter and jokes. You are in my prayers

terry&gerry van cleve

September 02, 2014 7:01PM

paul you will surely be missed by all your mcdonalds friends. you were funny and out spoken. you told it like it was and held! no punches! Sylvia you are in our prayers. God bless your whole family.......

Pat Berry

September 02, 2014 8:36AM

Paul,#5,KC,Scottie - I knew you by many names, but the one that I prefer is "friend". Loyal employee and friend of 34 years, golf buddy, ambassador for Vickery, raconteur. You will be missed my friend, but your presence will endure from the many memories that will always exist. I will always hear you saying to me "love ya big guy!" I love you too Paul. I will look forward to seeing you again on the other side. Gone but never forgotten. Vaya con dios mi amigo.

Irene Pena

September 01, 2014 7:47PM

Please accept our deepest condolences. You're in our thoughts and prayers.


September 01, 2014 5:11PM

My heart aches knowing i will not laugh with you again.

Norma & Blanca

September 01, 2014 3:50PM

Sylvia, our condolences to you & yalls family! We are so sad, so sad! Paul has been like a brother to us , we have known y'all for over 30 years & you & Paul have always been the sweetest, kindest people! Paul you will be missed, but never forgotten, your stories, jokes & laughter will always be in our hearts! May Paul, #5, rest in peace & may god bring you some kind of peace& calm your heart , Sylvia!xoxoxo, Norma tovar & Blanca contreras

Juanita Pace

August 31, 2014 7:54PM

Sylvia, sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you. Juanita, T-235.Mesquite, Cash office.

Juanita Pace

August 31, 2014 7:41PM

Sylvia,my prayers are with you and family in the loss of your love one. Juanita,Target, Mesquite,Cash office

Jean Treadway-Cooper

August 31, 2014 6:45PM

Paul, crazy, sweet funny Paul! #5! As so many others have said, you will be truly missed! I will always remember you for our chats at Vickery and your bubbling personality but mostly everyday when I look at one of the only good pictures that was taken at my wedding and remembering that it was you that took that picture and I am forever grateful. God has you now and I know He is enjoying having you with Him just like all of your family and friends here on earth did.
Sylvia, I know that you have many hard times ahead of you but I believe that your faith and God will carry you through them as well as all of your family and friends. Know that you are loved and prayed for and that even though you cannot touch Paul , he is still watching over you and wanting you to be okay. He so loved you! We have never been close friends, but I will always be a friend you can call on if if you need to. God bless you now and always!
Jean Treadway-Cooper

Hilaria Rodriguez & Raymond Makintubee

August 31, 2014 3:50PM

Adios Compadre, May you rest in peace. We will miss your laugh,jokes & stories. Sylvia you will be in our prayers.


August 30, 2014 8:14PM

Sylvia,just know that you are thought of and prayed for each day.My heart hurts for you and I know The Lord will keep you wrapped in his arms thru this most difficult time.Paul was a unique guy and will be sorely missed.Love you Marsha

Paul,Sylvia Rodriguez

August 30, 2014 5:06PM

Our sincere condolences to Sylvia and to all the Renteria family we loss a good guy with a big heart. RIP .

Cindy Santos Bravo

August 30, 2014 3:10PM

Paul, I hope that you are in peace and I will always remember your laughter and stories. You always brought joy to every Christmas party at my grandpa's house. Sylvia, I hope that the love and warmth that you give others is being given to you at this challenging time. I send you my love and support.

Tony and Dora Lopez

August 30, 2014 2:58PM

Please accept our deepest condolences. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Edward and Estela Arriaga

August 30, 2014 1:13PM

I am sorry for you loss. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Joyce Tucker

August 30, 2014 9:45AM

I'm so sorry, Sylvia. Thinking about you...

Arlene and Vincent Fraga

August 30, 2014 9:32AM

Paul, we miss you!! It was a pleasure to have you as our neighbor. Thank you for the joys you brought to our lives. You will always be remembered. My babies still ask about you and we still find golf balls in our yard :) God bless you and your family.RIP


August 29, 2014 8:13PM

You always made everybody feel special,a God given gift you always had anywhere and everywhere you were present,it will certainly be missed, RIP brother.

Joe Martinez

August 29, 2014 7:40PM


So sorry to hear about paul's sudden passing,may he rest in peace.

Martinez Family

Julio Herrera

August 29, 2014 7:22PM

RIP #5 I still can't belive that u r gone. Theres a place 4 u in heven! We'll miss u forever. Sylvia i pray For u and your family.

Wally and Becky

August 29, 2014 5:38PM

Our sincere condolences to Sylvia and to all the family. Paul never knew a stranger. He was a fun, happy, and full of jokes and stories he loved sharing stories of his upbringing in West Dallas. He was a always upbeat and thrilled to share his stories of his life.
Humble Paul one sincere and humble man not many like him. RIP Paul.

Freddy & Stella Guerra

August 29, 2014 4:51PM

Sylvia, we were saddened to hear of your loss. May God's love make your grief bearable. You and your family are in our prayers.

Juanita Villareal

August 29, 2014 2:57PM

My sincere condolences on the passing of Paul was a dear friend as I new him when he was a little boy & cared for him as one of my sons. He smile & heart brought light into anyone home or heart. He was raised with my family who we resided on Lapsley in west dallas. RIP & You will be truly missed, Ms Juanita Villareal, Irine Avila, John Villareal Jr, Josephine Villareal Martinez, Sally Villareal ,Fernando Hernandez & the entire Villareal Family. May god comfort your hearts in this time of pain for the Renteria family.

David and Sylvia Tovar

August 29, 2014 1:52PM

Paul, We will miss you on the golf course and on the dance floor, Most of all we will miss your smile and humor. Peace be with you.

Amelia Villanueva Conde

August 29, 2014 11:37AM

Paul you were a lifelong friend that never changed always happy and easy going. My love and prayers for you and Sylvia.

Casi Berry

August 29, 2014 10:45AM

#5 - Your smile, laugh, hugs, and loving spirit will be missed by so many. You will always have a special place in my heart. From one KC to another - rest in peace, sweet man.

Ivy Wyatt

August 29, 2014 10:30AM

Paul we both know you are in a better place like we discussed so many times over the years. When your times comes you slways said you were ready the decision was up to the Lord. In my heart I know you have gone home. Rest in piece my long time friend.
Ivy & Terry

Ruben Rios

August 29, 2014 10:07AM

You will be missed My bowling buddy and golf friend. Sylvia my prayers are to you and your family. I'm sure he's dancing or playing golf with GOD. RIP PAUL aka 10 cents.

Cynthia Bartram

August 29, 2014 9:30AM

Sylvia - My heartfelt sympathy at Paul's passing. I pray for your peace in his passing and comfort as time goes on. If you need anything, please call me. God bless you!

Lee Roy & Biddie Jordan

August 29, 2014 8:28AM

Paul you will be missed. You were a true football fan!!

Blanca Escarzaga

August 29, 2014 12:30AM

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard but always near, still LOVED still missed and very dear. Its very hard to forget someone who gave so much to remember. Rest in heaven #5 I Love U!!!!!

Linda Long

August 28, 2014 4:01PM

Paul - you were the love of my sister's life. You left her so many wonderful memories. Never a dull moment with you around. Laugher abounded when you were near. Please rest knowing that you were dearly and deeply loved by legions of family and friends. There are no words to describe how much you will be missed. We shall meet again, though. See you then. Love - Tita

Anne Smith

August 28, 2014 2:54PM

RIP ## 5, I can't believe you are gone. May your soul rest in heaven my dear friend. Sylvia I pray each day for peace to be with you. So very sorry this happened so suddenly.

Yolanda Chapa

August 28, 2014 1:14PM

Paul # 5 I am sure going to miss you were a great blessing to so many Sylvia If you need me I am here