Boss, Paul L.

May 8, 1951 - April 25, 2016

Paul Louis Boss was born on May 8, 1951 in Bellerose, New York and passed away April 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

Paul was a loving father and grandfather. He was a friend to all.

He was in the US  Army reserves in 1971. In 1972 he opened Boss America a towing and gas station in Rhinebeck, New York. In 1976, he moved to El Paso, Texas and started working for Casner Imports. He worked as a mechanic and worked his way up to service manager. He specialized in Jaguar, Fiat, Saab, and Peugeot. In 1989, he moved to Mack Massey Motors as service manager of BMW, Jeep and Dodge. In 2003, he moved to California, which was one of his dreams, and was service manager for Cadillac and Corvette. In 2011, he returned to Texas to work for Toyota and in 2012 returned to BMW and retired in 2013.

Paul received many awards for his customer service and management skills. He took great pride in his work to make sure the customer was happy and satisfied.

He also volunteered his time with the local technical schools to mentor students in the automotive industry. Paul enjoyed his playtime with family and friends. He enjoyed jet skiing, motorcross, car racing and drag racing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Anthony Boss and his mother, Jeanette Batorsky Boss.

Paul’s father passed away from breast cancer and his mother from Alzheimer’s, so he donated his time and money to these causes whenever he could.

Paul is survived by his only child, Susan Boss and her husband, J. Daron Beckham and their son Stance Boss Beckham.

There will be no services and his ashes will be spread at a later date with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Breast Cancer or Alzheimer’s foundation.

Fond memories will be of his generous heart and goofball pranks.

He was a loving father to his daughter Susan and was excited to teach his grandson all he knew.

You loved and are loved back. Enjoy the music. We love You.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

12 replies on “Boss, Paul L.”

Susan boss says:

From your little girl…
Our love was that of a typical father and his little girl. I was a tomboy learning how to work on cars w you, fix the sprinklers, play catch almost every night, play basket ball on sundays, to doing yard work, way to much yard work.
You always tried to be the best dad to me when you were able. We never questioned our love even through lifes ups and downs.
I want your spirit to be at peace now and know everyone knew you had good heart.
Enjoy meeting all your favorite musians and pick up your guitar and have the best jam session possible.
I will miss you everyday but will remember the best part of you forever.
Stance said ” I loved him”, “he was a good friend” it was so endearing.
With tears and love and with a big hug,
I love you Daddy.

Katie Coligado says:

Suezyn, I’m very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your father but I know he must have been a great guy because I think you’re very special. I lost my dad this same week, one year ago, and he too was cremated by Aria. Please know it gets easier and if you ever want to talk about your Dad, I’m all ears. Much love, Katie

Georgie Baldwin says:

Paul will always be a cherished part of my childhood. My mom Bertha and him worked together from the time I was a toddler until I joined the Air Force, so Paul was like family. I’ll never forget the time my mom was having issues with the washing machine so Paul came to fix it. Unfortunately there was something rather embarrassing that belonged to me that was clogging the water hose, Paul till this day always reminded me of it. He will truly be missed. I always remember his infectious smile and laugh. He was a great guy who will never be forgotten. Love you Paul…xoxo, Georgie

Bill Carrick says:

I met Paul ( auto genius ) mid 70’s when he was working with Doug Casner and the Casner clan, Casner Imports, El Paso TX. We became fast friends and would meet on Friday nights at Pete’s Pizza for real New York pie. It was great to listen to Paul & Pete talk about New York with their accents. This was followed by the spinning of vinyl rock & roll at Paul’s home, turned up till the speakers were given a proper work out. I think we wore out some Ted Nugent albums. A young vibrant Susan boss was a great little girl, very involved and in the mix of her family’s activity, who blossomed into a beautiful person. Too many great memories, but watching Sue Boss prepare ” The Best ” lasagna ever, and also, hand making wan tons and egg rolls taught by Paul & Sue was a blast and so, so good.
Donna and I pray blessings and comfort to Susan, family and friends of Paul.
May Paul rest in peace.

Daron Beckham says:

What a very good guy. From the first day I met him when I was dating his daughter and all through the years, he was so nice and supportive. We had so much fun taking friendly jabs at each other. All in fun. Again, very good guy. You sir will be missed but never forgotten.

Kimberly Finlay says:

What great times were shared with Paul and his family. Fun times at the lake riding the jet skis…cookouts and always remembering all the funfilled times that will never be forgotten! Love to Paul…his family and all who got to share his zest for life! Mike and I will miss you!

Megan O'kelley says:

My condolences to Pauls family. I met Paul when he came to work at the dodge store in Fresno Ca as my service manager. He was a great person to work for and we developed a great friendship over the years. I enjoyed hearing stories about the way the car business used to be and his younger years. I still remember him dressing up for Halloween in a Doors tshirt and a full wig. Definitely one of the best costumes and funniest costumes that day! Hehad such a great sense of humor. I learned so much working for Paul, and share stories about him often. He was a great person and will be missed! Till we meet again my friend.

Diane Torick says:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Paul and I worked together at the Fresno Dodge store. Great man and friend. Again I am so sorry.

Susan E Boss says:

To Mira,I’ll forever miss you on our porch Love Always Tiger There will always be our Boss American, Rhinebeck. New York. 288

Ron Kirby says:

I’m very saddened to here about my great friend Paul Boss!
I have no doubt he will be missed by many! Paul had such a big heart and would go out of his way to others whenever
needed. Paul was great to work with and had a wealth of
knowledge in the auto industry. Paul was always up for
a challenge and had many great accomplishments in the
Dealerships we worked together at. Paul was a real jokester
and so much fun to be around. He and I had many dinners
together after work and he always found a way to make
a new friend. My only regret knowing Paul Boss was I didn’t
get the opportunity to tell him what a great man and true
friend he was to me. Paul was a guy you always wanted
in your corner because you could always count on him.

Paul Boss you are truly missed!!!!

Your Friend, Ron Kirby

Bertha Campos Hall says:

Susan and family, I am so very sorry to hear of my dear friend Paul’s passing. I cannot believe he is no longer with us. There is not a day I don’t think of Paul. I met Paul when I went to work for Casner Imports in El Paso, TX in May of 1978. I could write a book of all the wonderful memories I have of Paul but I find it very hard to write them down, so I will just leave them tucked away in my heart. Susan, please know your father was loved and respected by many. My daughter Georgie and I will always remember Paul with his contagious smile and good humor. Paul, you will always hold a very special place in my heart.

James franklin says:

What a,wonderful person we worked together at casner imports he was service manager and I was sales manager we all had a good time selling and working on exotic cars this was in the 1980s we had jaguar saab Peugeot alfa romero triumph fiat zagato mg mgb mga and used rolls Royce ferrari Austin Healy princess Bentley BMW you had to know a lot back then and Paul sure did sorry to lose you my friend

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