Paul Light

December 18, 1926September 11, 2018

Paul Marvin Light, 91, passed away on September 11, 2018 in the Philadelphia area. He was a resident of the Quad Cities from 1965 through 2015. Visitation will be Sunday, September, 16th, 1-2 PM at Temple Emanuel, with funeral to follow and burial at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Davenport. Paul was born in Denver, CO. He graduated from the University of Colorado. In 1950 he married Louise Ginsberg and in 1987, he married Marilyn “Mickey” Hill; both of whom preceded him in death. He was a partner with his brothers-in-law in the Huebotter’s and Freeman-Glickman furniture stores for over three decades.

He was a member of the Army Air Corps, a past President of Temple Emanuel, past Treasurer of the River Bend Food Bank and past President of The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. He spent several years on the Bettendorf School Board, was an active member of the Rotary Club and was an avid reader. Paul is preceded in death by parents Earl Light and Nina Beck Light.

Paul is survived by sister Karla and David Berman of Denver CO, children Fred of Nashua, NH, Bob and Anne Fenton of Lexington, MA, Barbara and Robert Casey of Malvern, PA and stepson Randy Hill and his wife Joann of Bettendorf IA. He particularly enjoyed his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Paul loved traveling the U.S. and the world, visiting Israel, Europe, U.K., Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, and got the most joy visiting his children and grandchildren. When not working or traveling, he was on the Davenport Country Club golf course, his passion for many years. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Micheal J. Fox Foundation,, CurePSP, or your local animal shelter.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Belle Jordan

September 16, 2018

It was a pleasure to know Paul as a Temple Member. He was quite active as a member and on the Temple Board.