Paul William Renshtie
September 18, 1929 – February 6, 2021
Paul William Renshtie, 91, of the Bronx, NY passed away on February 6, 2021. He had been at the VA Nursing Home in Montrose for the past couple of years. Paul was born to the late Louis and Elise (Schoener) Renshtie on September 18, 1929 in the Bronx, NY. Paul served in the United States Army from January 1951 until January 1953 when he was transferred to the Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in January 1957. His career was spent at Albee Sign Company in Mt. Vernon, NY. Paul was a member of the Bronx Power Squadron for over 50 years. He was an avid boat lover and owned his Lyman boat “Dreamboat” for over 50 years. He also loved summers at his cottage in St. George, Maine, and was always tinkering with something. He thought nothing of getting on a ladder in his 80s. He also belonged to the Widow and Widowers Club in Westchester NY and took exercise classes for many years at Sound Shore Medical Center in Larchmont, NY. Paul was married to his beloved wife Ida (Salmela) Renshtie until her passing in 2005. Paul is survived by his daughter Susan Lehmann of Montrose, NY. Paul was also predeceased by his dear companion Rachael Gentile who passed away in August of 2020. Committal for Paul will be private.
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Paul William Renshtie
February 28, 2021
Paul and his dear wife Ida were our neighbors for over 45 years. They always treated us and each other with friendliness and with respect. When Ida sadly passed away, Paul was extremely lonely and sad. My daughter and I used to come around for a little chat, to bring a homemade meal for him or to exchange little gifts on the holidays while sharing the greater gift of his company. I have many fond memories of Paul like shoveling out our respective driveways during blustery New York nor'easters when Paul would always come up to us with a smile, shovel in hand as he asked, "did you order all this?" It became a trademark phrase of greeting as we all huddled in our coats and beat back the cold with smiles and light conversation. I remember how he would make trips to Maine every summer and he would never return empty handed, always thinking of us whenever he brought us souvenirs from his latest sojourn, including fresh Maine lobster and handcrafted wooden birdhouses which he knew I collected. He also would share with us stories about his latest adventures in Maine, like fixing up the cottage or sailing on his boat. They were always such nice conversations, revealing the caliber of person he was- dedicated, compassionate and always with good humor.
He will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Rest in peace dear Paul.
February 14, 2021
Paul was a great man. He was good friends of my Mom, Rachael Gentile. They together were able to enjoy some time with each other after lifelong spouses had past. It was a pleasure knowing him, an always neat Gentleman. Rest In Peace Paul.
Love Joey and Angela Gentile and the kids Joseph, Marisa and Louis
February 11, 2021
From the moment we met Paul he became family.. he was such a great person and we all will miss him dearly.
Linda De Santis
February 10, 2021
I met Paul about 10 yrs ago. He and my Mom were companions. He was a real sweet, generous, kind and loving gentleman. He took great care of my Mom.
Paul quickly became family to my Brothers and I. He will be missed dearly. May he Rest In Peace.