Paul A. Van Wagnen, 42 years of age, and a resident of Elyria, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, following a sudden illness. Paul was born October 26, 1970 in Bay Village. Elyria has been his home since 1989.
Paul attended Ohio State University and graduated from Lorain County Community College. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, where he volunteered as a groundskeeper. He enjoyed landscaping, and planting flowers on the church grounds.
He is survived by his parents, William and Mary Lou Van Wagnen (nee Smith) of Powell, Ohio; sister, Michelle Williams of Alexandria, Ohio; his adoring niece, Aubrie Williams; grandmother, Donna Smith of Elyria; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Earl Smith; and grandparents, Paul and Jane Van Wagnen.
A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10 A.M. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria. Fr. Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, will officiate.
The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, is in charge of arrangements.