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Paul Herbert Sheldon

July 23, 1930 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Paul Sheldon Obituary

Paul Herbert Sheldon, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on December 23, 2023, in Plant City, Florida. Born on July 23, 1930, in Dedham, Massachusetts, to the late William Henry Sheldon and Alice Barlow Sheldon, Paul's life was a testament to the values of love, kindness, and selflessness that he embodied every day.

Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 23 years, Mary Elizabeth Sheldon, and Paul's loving children: Paul Jr. (Mary), Karen (Micheal), Micheal (Laurie), Lisa; and Mary's loving children: Marylou (Gary), Tom (Connie), and Ricky (Connie). He was a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss his gentle spirit and guiding presence. Paul was predeceased by his daughter, Laura (Bruce), and his loving wife Kay (of over 50 years) but his legacy lives on through the family he adored.

After bravely serving his country as a Navy veteran, Paul dedicated many years of his life as a vending machine technician for Coca-Cola, where he was known for his diligent work ethic and amiable nature. His commitment to his work was paralleled only by his commitment to his community, as evidenced by his active membership in the Knights of Pythias, an organization founded on the principles of friendship, charity, and benevolence.

Paul's interests and hobbies were as diverse as they were fulfilling. He found joy in the simple pleasures of life and was always ready to lend a helping hand or share a kind word. Those who knew Paul were touched by his generosity and his unwavering commitment to putting others before himself.

In his life, Paul exemplified the quote, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others," by Mahatma Gandhi. This philosophy was not just a saying for Paul; it was a way of life. He found purpose and happiness in serving his family, his friends, and his community, and his memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Paul's passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who loved him, but his spirit will forever be cherished and remembered. As we mourn his departure, we also celebrate the remarkable life of a man who was the embodiment of love and selflessness. Paul Herbert Sheldon's story is not one of an end but a beautiful legacy that will continue through the lives of those he touched.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Paul Herbert Sheldon will be deeply missed, but his memory will remain alive in the hearts of his family and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We take comfort in knowing that his was a life well-lived, full of love and service, and that his light will continue to shine brightly through the lives of those he loved.

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