- 52 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 15, 1961
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Apr 14, 2014
- Place of passing:
Rockford, Illinois, United States
|We will remember Paul well.|
This memorial website is being created in memory of our loved one,
Paul Gregory White, 52, born on August 15, 1961.
After an 8 1/2 month battle with metastatic melanoma Paul peacefully passed away in the comfort of his own home, fire ablazing in the fireplace, surrounded by his mother, brothers, and sisters on the snowcovered evening of April 14, 2014.
Forever we will love you Paul. Forever we will remember you well.
"I can't believe its been 2 years since your passing. I think about you all the time and laugh at the wild and crazy times and memories. Linda"
"Where do I even start! So,so many memories and stories. We were just talking about Paul the other day when I was putting blue polish an someone's nails and we said Paul would be saying that looks so gross! Old Paul, he was relentless. I have so many stories after 28 years of working together, I could go on and on. Of course there was never a dull moment with Paul around. He said whatever was on his mind, good or bad or shocking. He liked to shock you and he always succeeded. One thing he did do every single day, was mention his family. He loved telling stories about his childhood, his Grandma, his Mom and Dad, his siblings. I mean every single day! I don't think a day passed without him mentioning them. He truly loved his family, even though you would never know it, from his sarcastic comments. We did thrive in our business, even though I thought many times, he would scare people off with his nasty comments, they just came back for more. Only Paul could get away with it. Happy Birthday Paul, I would make a flower arrangement for you, but I know what you would say: well the old people would like it! I"m sure you are dancing up in heaven with your pants rolled up to your knees,just like you used to do in the salon and making me laugh so hard.. I will dance to an Aretha Franklin song in the salon and dedicate it to you. Love,ya Bud Gina"
"Happy 54th Birthday Paul
Love George & Jill"
"Dear Paul - I hope you have a great cake tomorrow for your birthday and that there is plenty of I-C-E for you there as well, for your beverage! I miss you, as we all do, and know you are there making everybody there laugh and turn red with embarrassment from the teasing. I would imagine everybody there looks good, with you doing their hair, hopefully you haven't tricked any of them into the purple and pink hair as you did me years ago, with the "temporary" color - that was really permanent color!"
"I put on my blue running shoes on today & I thought of Paul when I got those shoes on. He said: "These shoes are so ugly!" So I've been wearing my "ugly" blue running shoes because they reminded me of Paul.. A few weeks later Paul said he was going to buy a pony for Lee, so he could ride it along with me while I ran.. Only Paul would come up with crazy things like that. He didn't end up getting a pony but he did take our boys on a road trip to buy chickens, as, according to him, we needed new chickens. Hearing him talk about his road trip during that cold winter with our boys made us so happy, as Paul was so thrilled and truly happy to shift his mind from being ill to having the time of his life - getting new chickens for his brother! :)
We all miss Paul so very much! His wittiness, his crazy remarks, always being honest and never thinking about what came out of his mouth.. He was certainly one of a kind! He loved life and lived it to its fullest.. And he left this world surrounded by his family, feeling loved and warm.. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday, Paul, up in Heaven with your dad and both grandmas! I can only imagine what you guys are saying to each other up there!
Love, Aurie (your sister-in-law with ugly blue shoes)..."
"Happy Birthday Uncle Paul! I was thinking of you the other day when I had gathered with some friends and I said what everyone was thinking, they all laughed and said "Oh Hannah, only you would..." But I thought, if only they knew you! The world needs more people who are not afraid to say what's on their mind, it takes courage, thank you for being brave. I love and miss you."
"Happy Birthday Dear Brother and Uncle.
We Miss and Love YOU
Love Lee, Aurie, Olivia, Luke and Nik"
"So many memories - and so many laughs we all shared with Paul. A true friend, a childhood friend, who made such a difference in our lives by being the Paul we loved! Will forever miss you and I hope they have lots of I-C-E machines there in heaven!
I look forward to seeing and reading notes and memories of Paul on his birthday August 15th!"
"A piece of my heart you took with you that night,
how big of a piece, i don't think anyone will ever
know-not even you. I love you, Anne"
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