Paul graduated from University High School and Cal State University, Los Angeles where he earned a degree in Business. He had a long and rewarding career in the promotional advertising industry, during which he established PS Sales and Marketing. He cherished and valued the friendships he made and always looked forward to his annual "work" trips to Las Vegas and Hawaii.
Paul-chan as he was affectionately called by his older siblings, treasured his time with family and friends who were often seen gathered around him. His nieces and nephews enjoyed listening to his stories and jokes that only he thought were funny and, of course, were amazed by his magic tricks. They all knew that Uncle Paul could make the "impossible" happen at the snap of his fingers, by saying the magic words, "chaka khan!". He was the fun and funny uncle and will be dearly missed.
Paul was an avid sports fan and loved attending UCLA and University of Hawaii football games, Dodger games and going on fishing trips to Mammoth. He liked to relax by gardening, playing the piano and especially napping with his dog, Zoey. He was passionate about finding new restaurants and food experiences.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kathy and their dog, Zoey; sisters Jane Hawley, Elaine (Keith) Igarashi; brother Mark (Cathy); nephews and nieces, Kyle (Yuki and their children Wynnley and Adler), Sean and Jillian Igarashi; Matthew and Kate Suyetsugu; in-laws Stan and Mary Shimomura and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, Hideo and Martha Kay.
Our family thanks the staff at Providence St. Jude Fullerton, Cedars-Sinai Beverly Hills and Providence TrinityCare Hospice with special thanks to Lisa Hanna.
Per Paul's wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made in Paul's honor to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancan.org, 310 725-0025.
We will always remember his contagious smile
and his ability to make each of us feel special and loved.
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