Renteria, Paulino "Paul"

June 22, 1951 - August 20, 2014


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

39 replies on “Renteria, Paulino "Paul"”

Yolanda Chapa says:

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

Anne Smith says:

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.

Linda Long says:

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

Blanca Escarzaga says:

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!!!!!

Lee Roy & Biddie Jordan says:

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

Cynthia Bartram says:

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!

Ruben Rios says:

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.

Ivy Wyatt says:

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

Casi Berry says:

#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.

Amelia Villanueva Conde says:

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

David and Sylvia Tovar says:

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.

Juanita Villareal says:

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.

Freddy & Stella Guerra says:

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.

Wally and Becky says:

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.

Julio Herrera says:

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.

Joe Martinez says:


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

Martinez Family

J.J.Garza says:

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.

Arlene and Vincent Fraga says:

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

Joyce Tucker says:

I’m so sorry, Sylvia. Thinking about you…

Edward and Estela Arriaga says:

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.

Tony and Dora Lopez says:

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

Cindy Santos Bravo says:

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.

Paul,Sylvia Rodriguez says:

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

Marsha says:

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

Hilaria Rodriguez & Raymond Makintubee says:

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

Jean Treadway-Cooper says:

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

Juanita Pace says:

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

Juanita Pace says:

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

Norma & Blanca says:

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

Victoria says:

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

Irene Pena says:

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

Pat Berry says:

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.

terry&gerry van cleve says:

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…….

Louise Montoya says:

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

Jesse & Yolanda Varela says:

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

Joe Gonzales says:

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.

Judge John Nelms says:

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.

Teresa De Leon Soto says:

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

Gary Penkilo says:

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.

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