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Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Paul P. Menditto Sr.

July 22, 1934July 27, 2020
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Just say the name and you begin to think, “I’ve got a good Paul story to tell you”. He was a Philly boy known as Paulie, born to Italian immigrants Salvatore and Giovannina in Tacony, PA on July 22, 1934. He was the 8th child completing the family of four boys and four girls.

Paul went Home to be with our Lord on Monday, July 27, 2020 surrounded by his family. His last four weeks on earth were spent being cared for and loved on by relatives and friends near and far…in person and over the phone. He is survived by his wife, Georgette; son, Paul Jr.; daughter, Cathleen; daughter, Shirley; daughter, Ruth; son, Jim (Lisa); daughter, Georgetty; son, Anthony (Kristina); son, Phillip; sister, Elizabeth McConnell; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Paul was a hard worker his entire life and started working in a bakery at 13 years old. He later bought the bakery at 18 years old and started to thrive in business. In his young 20’s he opened up a Breakfast and Hoagie shop called “Poor Boys”, and later added to that business by having a few “Lunch Trucks” on the road servicing factories in NE Philly. In the 60’s he moved to South Florida and was a part of the JM Family running JM Car Wash, until one day he decided to own his own business again by starting a Janitorial Company called “Menditto’s Cleaning Service”. Paul landed accounts with several country clubs, restaurants, and office buildings. He always provided for his family and sacrificed to pay for Private Christian School Education and College. He loved to work so much that he worked until he was 81! He attended First Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale, of which he humbly taught a class called “New Beginnings” from 1980 – 2007; and was involved in several ministries they had (Feast of Plenty / Christmas Pageants). He also loved and supported Word of Life Ministries and participated in multiple mission trips to Europe. Paul never met a stranger. He was a humble friend to many. He would talk to anyone and sought to tell them about his love for Jesus, God’s son, and how Christ changed his life when he was 25 years old.

When you walked into his house, there was always room at his table for you along with great food, lots of laughter, and encouragement. He loved his family whole-heartedly. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee, cooking, singing praise music, watching the sunset, walking the beach, camping at Walt Disney Ft Wilderness, naps, listening to Frank Sinatra, and telling stories. Although he proudly made the best pizza and hoagie…there was never one he ate that he did not like!

Paul had little sayings but the one most revered was “make much of God’s Son and He will make much of you”. Please leave your thoughts and memories, as we all reflect on the man, that was known as Paul, Paulie, Honey, Poppy, Uncle Petey, Cuz, Daddy, and Pop! We love you and as Paul always said…”I’ll Say Thanks To You”!

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, August 9, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Sunday, August 9, 2020

Memories

Paul P. Menditto Sr.

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Samuel Marrone

August 9, 2020

Very sorry to the Menditto family for the passing of my Uncle Paul who is my dear brother in Christ. He has been my friend. I will greatly miss him but the resurrection is our hope. Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will Be Done On Earth.... May that day come soon. God bless you all . Love Sam

Chuck and Krissie Cilano

August 6, 2020

A photo of Paul, Georgette, and us on a small boat off the Isle of Capri. They came with a mission team to Italy to work with us in Rome. Afterward we traveled to Caserta, Italy, to find Paul’s relatives. The family welcomed all of us with open arms. The daughter-in-law called her husband home from work (he was a fireman), and we all prayed together. Some in the family had never asked Christ into their lives, but they did that day; we were all on our knees...very emotional...very joyful being among the Family of God!
Praising God for the lives of Paul, Georgette, and family. What a sweet memory from our loving Father who gives us eternal hope for the asking.
If you don’t know what Christ did for you personally, please make it a priority to find out today. Best decision you could ever make in your life!
Blessings,
Chuck and Krissie Cilano
“Call to me and I will show you wonderful and marvelous things you do not know.”
~~Jeremiah 33:3 ~~

Jennifer Marrone

August 5, 2020

You will definitely be missed Uncle Paul ❤️. Your smile and laugh could light up any room. You could literally talk to anyone about Jesus and no matter what their name was you always called them Francie or Mary lol. I will miss coming to see u every year ,hearing all your stories, how my mom mom raised you and how much you love her. I will miss calling u and hearing u say, "Hey it's Jersey girl how about some kabasi 😂" You would literally remember our whole conversation ❤️. Until we meet again Uncle Paul I love you 😘

Deborah Tavano

August 5, 2020

Paul was a lovely blessed soul, very kind! I think of him and your entire family all the time. God's peace and strength be with you all. He will be greatly remembered!

Cynthia Harris

August 4, 2020

My deepest condolences to you all; the family of this tremendously sweet man!
God is good and He has swooped Mr Menditto up in His arms, and he is at rest. That’s what Matthew 11:38 promises!!
God bless you all and know that my love, thoughts and prayers are with at this sad time🙏🏻

Debbie Collura

August 4, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Menditto family. Paul's warmth and friendly smile will be missed and it was a pleasure to know him.

Warren Harris

August 4, 2020

What a sweet man. So glad our paths crossed. Honored to know him, Blessed to call him a friend. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Norma Smoker

August 2, 2020

So sorry for your loss. You were Blessed with a great father! He was a great encourager to me and made everyone smile!

Fred Revell

August 2, 2020

Anthony, as I have shared with you in the past, I worked for your dad and uncle at the JM Pontiac car wash in Hollywood back in 1976. Both were great guys. Then amazingly a reconnect decades later at Northstar Church. I'm sorry for your loss, but so glad you had so many years with him in your life.

David and Ginger Smith

August 2, 2020

Sad to hear of his passing. Another Giant has gone home. His faith has become sight! He was a very special man and I know he will be greatly missed. He was always such an encouragement to me every time I was with him. We love you guys! Praying for a wonderful home going service!

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