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Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD

OBITUARY

Paul Franklin Insley

October 17, 1927November 23, 2019
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Paul F. Insley was born in 1927 and raised in the Hamilton area of Baltimore City. He graduated at the top of his class from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the United States Army drafted him immediately into basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Paul was deployed to Goritza, Italy during World War II in the 88th Division and served as a battalion motor sergeant. He then turned down a battlefield appointment to West Point to receive final discharge from the Army in May 1947. He also served in the Army as a staff sergeant during the Korean War from 1950 to 1951.

Paul played with the famous Arcadia football team and was the MVP in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida in January 1948.

Paul led a fulfilling career, beginning as a businessman in Baltimore. He dedicated over twenty-six years to Rice’s Bakeryfrom 1948 to 1974. He worked his way up the ladder from Route Salesman to Vice President of the whole corporation. As Vice President, he oversaw nearly six hundred employees. From 1974 until his retirement in January of 1993, Paul worked for the Maryland Lottery. He started as Chain Relations Manager and retired as Regional Sales Manager.

Even though he led a successful career, the most important job to Paul was caring for his family. He was a devoted husband to the late Anita Cesky Insley whom he married in September of 1950. He supported her dream and together they created Anita’s Dance Studio in Parkville, Maryland. Paul and Anita had six children: Frank, Robin, Debra, Jeffrey, Roger, and Misty. After his wife’s passing, Paul balanced his work with raising his six children as a single father. The family that he and Anita started continued to grow, and Paul had so much pride for his nine grandchildren: Paul and Craig Insley, John and Bret Voith, Thomas and Vincent Pacheco, Chelsea Mitchell, and Haley and Luke Murnane. Paul saw his family grow even larger and enjoyed eight great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham, MD 21236, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 11:30am, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Parkwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paul’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8808 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234. Condolences may be left for the family at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late Anita C. Insley (nee Cesky), wife
  • Frank Insley and his wife Diane, Son
  • Debra Pacheco and her husband Carmine, Daughter
  • Jeff Insley and his wife Sharon, Son
  • Roger Insley, Son
  • Misty Murnane and her husband Matt, Daughter
  • The late Robin Voith, Daughter
  • Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Paul was predeceased by 3 sisters.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. John's Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Tommy Linder-Pacheco

November 27, 2019

The most important thing my grandfather taught me was to love your family. I will always remember his constant presence in my life, and some of my earliest memories include him. I remember:
• Seeing him sitting at his kitchen table writing on a notepad with a lottery pen
• Celebrating Labor Day on his patio with lemonade and watermelon
• Church on Christmas Eve
• Hess trucks
• Stopping by his house on Halloween
• Deli meats for New Years

It wasn’t just his presence that showed his love for his family. He would help, no matter the situation. Granddad had a photographic memory and he knew every street in Baltimore and beyond. I will never forget the time he picked up the phone after 10pm when my mom and I were lost in DC and he was able to know exactly where we were and how to direct us home.

My grandfather had a way of making you feel special. I was lucky to share time with him in high school every week in the car when he would pick me up from school. We talked about everything, from politics to his time in the military. One car-ride he spent the whole drive describing to me how to drive safely. I think about him every time I drive, and he keeps me safe every day because of it.

Granddad had a big smile you would never forget. For all the times he made me feel special, I know I made him feel special at least once. When my fiancé and I were planning our wedding, we wanted to be sure to include him. As a gift, I gave him a matching watch to the one that I wear every day and gave to everyone in my wedding party. When he put it on, he gave us one of his unforgettable smiles, and every time I saw him after that, he wore the watch. He wasn’t feeling up to attending the wedding, but I know he understood how important he was to me.

What I learned from my grandfather wasn’t that you need an incredible memory or expert driving techniques. You just need to love your family. Thank you Granddad for always loving me.

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World War II 88th Division

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Battalion Motor Sergeant

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Senior Portrait

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Vice President Rice's Bakery

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Fun night in the Skybox at the Orioles game.

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World War II 88th Division

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Battalion Motor Sergeant

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Senior Portrait

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Vice President Rice's Bakery

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Fun night in the Skybox at the Orioles game.

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