OBITUARY

Paul Richard Omilian

January 22, 1940June 10, 2021
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Paul Richard Omilian, age 81, of Livonia, Michigan died suddenly on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Paul was born January 22, 1940. Son of Frank and Joan Omilian.

Preceded in death by the love of his life, Geri (2007). Loving father to Karen Harper (William), Mark (Heather), and Michael (Elizabeth). Proud grandfather to Nicholas, Jackson, Reid and Alex.

Paul was above all, a man of strong faith. To him, his kids and grandkids meant everything. He was a very active member of St. Colette Church. Since childhood, Paul had a love of trains, big and small. His HO model train layout was his pride and joy, and he loved sharing it. Breakfasts with friends, and dinners with family were favorite times for Paul. (But don’t ever try to pick up the tab)

Paul was retired from IBM after 30 years. He was a Division 6 member of the National Model Railroad Association and the local train club.

He is survived by an extended family and many friends. He was taken from us far too soon. We are devastated and will miss him dearly. But he is now in Heaven with his beloved wife.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's memory may be made to Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, MI for the care they gave to his wife and the continued support they gave to Paul after her passing.

A visitation for Paul will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152 with a rosary at 7:00 PM. A funeral in state will occur Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM, at St Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48152 with mass of Christian burial at 10:30 AM. Paul will be laid to rest at St. Hedwig Cemetery & Mausoleum, Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HarryjWillLivonia.com for the Omilian family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Funeral In State

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

Memories

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Mark Durkee

June 17, 2021

First off, Karen, Mark, and Mike. I am really sorry for you. My memory: It was 1988 or 1989 we were all together (Brew Crue softball team) to watch Wrestle Mania. Mark was showing all of us a cable invention your Dad made and said my "Dad can make anything" I was taken a back by how genuine you guys loved your folks. And how your Dad just hung with us quietly . Just a nice host. Prayers of support.

Bee (Balbina) Dishno (Malin)

June 16, 2021

My heart is feeling empty. I will miss all the emails and sharing all the growing up memories. Our last actual visit was when we spent a few hours together at my brother Al's funeral in 2017. Paul talked about all his kids every time we talked or emailed. His family was the center of his world. My love and prayers to all the family.
A memory from way back is when my mom said Paul wasn't supposed to BE... His mom , Auntie Joan was told she would never be able to have children. ha ha surprise.
Teenage Paul came in late for dinner one day and looked into the pot to see what was in it..... a wrinkled skim had formed on the top of the soup. Auntie Joan told him "It got old and wrinkled waiting for you". Ever since then our family has always called that same milk noodle soup , Wrinkle Soup. It's a family favorite to this day. ;)

Theresa Chandler (Malin)

June 16, 2021

Karen, Mark, Michael, Nicholas, Jackson, Reid, & Alex; I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May all the good memories of Paul bring you comfort and some joy during your time of grief. May you cherish them forever. Memories keep our love ones near even when we can't see them.
Paul was my 1st cousin, as our mother's were very close sisters. My memories of Paul, Uncle Frank and Aunt Joan are more childhood memories when they came to our farm where Paul practiced his BB shooting and his dad, Uncle Frank, had his pockets full of bubble gum, balloons and silver dollars from Sinclair Gas Station which he owned and ran. Whenever my sister & I visited Paul we always enjoyed watching him run his elaborate set of trains and enjoy his collection of comic books. Living out of state, we weren't able to see each other often but always kept in touch every holiday. I will also miss him. Fond memories always. May God bless and keep you all in His care.

Wally & Bev Runyon

June 16, 2021

We were sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We had a lot of good memories with your parents. I bowled for many years with Geri. Wally & I were in a pinochle group group with them. Wally would have lunch with Paul after Geri passed. Always liked his train Christmas cards. Life goes by so quickly. Blessings for your family.

Bev

Elena Gardner

June 15, 2021

Mike and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was such a kind man. His grandkids were so lucky to have been a part of his life. Now, he becomes a guardian angel to you all.

Chris Kummer

June 14, 2021

My deepest sympathy to your family. I knew Paul from St. Colette. He was always kind and willing to help in any way. I will definitely miss him. He is now resting in God's warm embrace.

Carol Woiderski

June 14, 2021

To Karen Michael Mark and all your family our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers in the loss of Dad /Grandfather he was a wonderful and thoughtful person as an Uncle he will be sadly missed by all Love and Prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽to all from all of us up north

Joel Scheuher

June 13, 2021

I will miss Mr. O. dearly. He was kind to everyone he met and I appreciated his calm demeanor. I remember that pocket protector, the way he wore his watch with the face inward, and his awesome bowling style. I loved that refreshing swimming pool in the back yard and also the skunked beer from leftover graduation parties that we eventually drank. I will always look back on these memories with warm fondness.

Mike Wickham

June 13, 2021

Mr. Omilian was the gold standard…… As a man, a husband, a father and a grandfather.
I remember how happy my son would be to see auntie Jerry and uncle Paul every day when they day cared for him as a young boy.
I will always remember Mr. O with his belt buckle off center.
I will also remember him as the guy who could fix anything.
Stay strong Omilian family and take comfort in knowing that Mom and Dad are together again.
We love you.


Dawn and Gary Torgerson

June 12, 2021

Mike and Alex,
May the Love of friends and family give you comfort in this difficult time.
We remember meeting your dad/grandpa on several occasions and recall what a nice man he was. Please know that we are praying for you.
Dawn & Gary Torgerson

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