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Halteman Fett & Dyer Funeral Home

436 North Broad Street, Lancaster, OH

OBITUARY

Paul E. Alford

January 28, 1960May 9, 2020

Paul Edward Alford, of Lancaster, died suddenly on May 9, 2020. Paul was born on January 28, 1960 in Lancaster, and is survived by his wife of 39 years, Vangie Alford, and his two sons and daughters-in-law, Kelly and Rebecca Alford, and Tim and Kathryn Alford. He is also survived by his mother, Marilyn Alford; four siblings, Brenda Eslinger, Bonnie Alford, Chuck Alford and Joe Alford; and multiple extended family members, including nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, aunts and uncles.He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Alford, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. James and Sharon Key. Paul graduated from Lancaster High School in 1978. Paul and Vangie met in high school and got married while attending Taylor University in Indiana. A lifetime educator, Paul was a fixture of Fairfield County schools for nearly 40 years, serving as an educator, coach and mentor to hundreds of students and teachers over the years. He started his career as a history teacher at Fairfield Union High School. Most recently, Paul was a curriculum consultant at Amanda Clearcreek School District and Berne Union School District. Paul was a strong man of faith, and he and Vangie attended Faith Memorial Church. He was heavily involved at Camp Sychar in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he served on the Board as the Camp Secretary. He was a dedicated husband and father, and his wife, sons and daughters-in-law were the joy of his life. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held at a time to be determined following social distancing restrictions being lifted. Information about this service will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations be made in his name to Camp Sychar. https://www.campsychar.org/

Services

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Kim Harmon

May 13, 2020

Vangie, Kelly, Tim and family-
My heart aches for you all as you mourn the loss of Paul. He was such a kind and helpful person- always had a smile! I will miss him as my cabin neighbor at Sychar. Last year we joked about you all visiting Texas and becoming our 'best friends' down here- oh how I wish that could happen. I will miss his face suddenly popping up in my cabin window - jokingly telling us to 'keep the noise down'...
Please know I am praying for strength and peace for each of you as you learn to adjust - may God Bless each of you.
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed" Psalms 34:18

Eric Eslinger

May 13, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Paul. I will never forget the help you gave me so many many years ago when I was having trouble in history class. You were an amazing teacher and an even better Uncle. The world has truly lost an amazing person. Although I am deeply saddened by your leaving, I know I will see you again. So until then, take care and I love you.

Your Nephew,

Eric

Kristy Wilson

May 12, 2020

Tim and Family,
I knew Paul through him being our curriculum coordinator and as a parent of a student. He was always SO proud of you Tim! His laugh was contagious, and he always had a helpful and friendly personality.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Kristy Wilson (used to be Wright)

Kyle Ballenger

May 12, 2020

Paul was such a great guy he always had such a light about him!! He could always make even the worst day at work better, he would take a simple comment and have you laughing for 10-15 minutes after he walked away!! The world is definitely a little darker without him You will definitely be missed in the halls at Berne Union!! Prayers for Vangie & Family.

Greg and Tanya Woods

May 12, 2020

Vangie , Kelly, Tim and family ,
Our hearts are broken for you all.
Paul was one of the kindest men we have known. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help us out or find what we needed while at Camp Sychar.
His warm welcome and infectious smile will be terribly missed.
Most Sincerely,
Greg and Tanya Woods

Pam Petty-Kovach

May 12, 2020

Dear Vangie and family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband. My heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless you all.

Sincerely,
Pam

Kristy Wilson

May 12, 2020

Tim and Family,
I got to really know your dad by him being our curriculum coordinator and as a parent of a student! He was always so proud of you Tim! I will always remember his laugh and his helpful and friendly personality. Embrace the memories!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Kristy Wilson (used to be Wright)

Sheri Burnside

May 12, 2020

Vangie, I am so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. It has been years but still remember when we came to your home when u lived at the campgrounds. I will b thinking/praying for u and your family.

Colin Kline

May 12, 2020

Very sorry to hear the loss of Paul. He was always up for a laugh or talking hockey. He was a great man and will missed. Prayers to his family.

April Philiopoulos

May 12, 2020

Vangie, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful addition to Amanda-Clearcreek. He will be missed by all! I will especially miss his quick wit, his kindness, and his banter. If you need anything, please let us know.

FROM THE FAMILY

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