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Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH

OBITUARY

Paul R. Baumann

November 27, 1940May 10, 2020
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Paul Rudolph Baumann, age 79, passed peacefully on May 10, 2020 in Claridon Township. Born November 27, 1940 in Cleveland, he had been a resident of both Florida and Ohio. Paul was a retired Euclid Police Detective and after retirement became a Charter Boat Captain. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps., and was once a Commodore of the American Legion Post and the Pine Island Boat Club in Florida. He enjoyed competitive marksmanship, wood carving, hunting, fishing, and loved writing fishing reports for a local Florida newspaper. Paul and his wife Dorothy enjoyed traveling to countries including Costa Rica and Belize, and their favorite trip was the one they took cross country on their Goldwing motorcycle, which included entering into Mexico. He was a proud life NRA member and an active church parishioner. Paul will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; sons Paul L. (Damaris) and Jeff (Lisa); grandchildren Sarah and Nicholas Baumann; sister Elizabeth Tozzi; brother-in-law Tony Blazic; and sister-in-law Juanita Baumann. Paul is preceded in death by his siblings Elaine, James, Lou, and Gloria; and parents Paul and Elizabeth Baumann. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland on Thursday 5-8 PM. (Due to COVID 19 and while adhering to social distancing guidelines, we will invite individuals into the certain visiting rooms after others depart. Please consider bringing and wearing a mask, although one will be made available upon request.) Private Family Funeral Service Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:00 am, with live streaming of the service on the Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/Gattozzi-and-Son-Funeral-Homes-152710128104408/

  • FAMILY

  • Paul Baumann, Father
  • Elizabeth (nee Rumpf) Baumann, Mother
  • Dorothy (nee Olszens) Baumann, Wife
  • Paul L. (Damaris) Baumann, Son
  • Jeff (Lisa) Baumann, Son
  • Sarah Baumann, Granddaughter
  • Nicholas Baumann, Grandson
  • Elizabeth Tozzi, Sister
  • Tony Blazic, Brother-in-law
  • Juanita Baumann, Sister-in-law
  • Elaine (deceased), Sister
  • James (deceased), Brother
  • Lou (deceased), Brother
  • Gloria (deceased), Sister

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Services

  • Visitation (Due to COVID 19 and while adhering to social distancing guidelines, we will invite individuals into the certain visiting rooms after others depart. Please consider bringing and wearing a mask, although one will be made available upon request.)

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • Private Family Funeral Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020

Memories

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Ray Jorz

May 16, 2020

Paul was truly one of a kind. He was one of the guys who took under his wing when I joined the department. He was a great cop, Detective and friend. And a great hunter. I really enjoyed our time in the woods of southern Ohio. Those were some great trips and wonderful memories. Paul, you will not be forgotten.

Bob Carney

May 14, 2020

Paul & I were partners in the Detective Bureau for more than 10 years. So many good memories of working together. So many memories of Pick-A-Chick lunches at Armeo’s , outer banks fishing trips in Massachusetts, back yard barbecues, and on job conversations about friends and family. Paul was both a dedicated cop and loyal friend never to be forgotten. Rest In Peace my friend!!!
Bob Carney

Michael Poyle

May 13, 2020

Paul was one of the finest men I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Paul was a great marksman and fellow SWAT member who presence gave everyone confidence in him. Paul made me feel welcomed at the police department when I was a rookie and was always eager to help me in any way that he could. It was a privilege to have known Paul and I treasure the many conversations that we had. My prayers go out to the entire Baumann family. I know the good Lord will be waiting for him saying, a job well done!

Michael Poyle

Joe Bensi

May 13, 2020

I was fortunate to begin my career on the Euclid P. D. as partners with Paul riding in our old Pontiac station wagon ambulances. He at 6’ 7” I believe, and I at all of 5’ 8” made for quite a sight as we tried to keep the stretcher level as we carried someone.
Sharing the front seat was a challenge for Paul when I drove as I needed the driver’s side pulled up close to the steering wheel forcing Paul’s knees close to his chin as he rode in the passenger seat (no split seats back then).He never complained and never ever stopped smiling.
We shared several years in the Detective Bureau later in our careers, and there was not a finer detective to work with.
I can say with all truthfulness and sincerity that in my life there was not a finer person to have shared a friendship with. My many memories of Paul still bring a smile to my face and make me realize how blessed I was to have shared time on this earth with him.
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Dottie, Paul’s children and loved ones. Rest In Peace Paul...

Miriam Kurtsoy

May 13, 2020

We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. With Love, Miriam, Gulizar and Family

Juanita Baumann

May 13, 2020

I have many beautiful and fond memories of Paul from 16 years old when he said do you know the windshield wipers on my car don't work after 100 miles per hour! Till now, at 77 yrs. Old . They would come and stay with us and we'd go to Middlefield, Amish flea market and have a great time, and never forget Dottie's peach pie! Or I would go to Florida and their hospitality was always beyond anyones expectation, but the most memorable and beautiful was the last time in Florida when Paul asked me to stay and go to his church.!!! Oh, how he loved his church and Pastor. Dottie prayed for Paul to come to know the Lord personally and that they would find a church that preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ , where they could praise and worship our Lord. ...and God answered her prayer. I went to their church and Paul was so happy and needless to say, so was I. I thank God for my relationship with Paul and Dottie and I know they have blessed the lives of everyone they have known.❤

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