Robert James Paul
December 26, 1947 – March 27, 2019
Robert (Bob) James Paul, 71, passed away on March 27, 2019 in San Diego, California of a heart attack. Bob was born in Des Moines, Iowa to David and Mary Frances Paul on December 26, 1947. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served as an Officer in the US Navy for four years and spent time in the Philippines. He married Mary Ann Rotunno on October 11, 1975 in Pacific Beach and had two children, David and Kristina. Bob worked as an engineer at NAVAIR for forty years located at Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado. He was a known handyman in his neighborhood and community – always willing to help with a smile. He enjoyed gardening and was always up for an adventure outdoors, be it hiking, swimming or traveling. Bob loved his family dearly and enjoyed shared moments together. He was popular amongst his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews for happily agreeing to play along and build Legos, do arts and crafts and listen to their stories. Bob was a kind, gentle, and patient man. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann; his children David (Aimee) and Kristina (Ivan) Galeana; his grandchildren, Jacob, Madison, Jackson, and Baby Paul on the way. Bob is also survived by his brother Richard (Connie) Paul, bother-in-law Louis Rotunno, sister-in-law Nancy (Don) Shields and by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. Memorial donations in memory of Bob may be made to First LEGO League JR’s (www.firstinspires.org) or to the charity of your choice. May he live forever in our hearts.
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 6, 2019
- Reception Saturday, April 6, 2019
Robert James Paul
April 6, 2019
Rip/Rih uncle Bob u will be missed dearly. I remember wen u guys always flew from California & we would go 2 the airport & watch for your plane 2 land & when u guys went back home we would go 2 the airport & watch your plane take off. U always gave my sister Amanda, my cousin Lexi & me piggy back rides. U always had a smile on your face. We all luv & miss u a lot. Fly high.
💗 Your niece Jessica Scharba
P.S. Louis Charlie Rotunno Sr. Please call me asap it's important. 330-809-4556
Linda and Ed Gladney
March 30, 2019
One of our dearest friends since 1980 when we met Bob and Mary Ann when David and Allison were babies. Bob was the most accepting friend we ever met...welcoming everyone into his life no matter how different they were from him. He was a great provider to his family and a faithful father and husband. Always appreciated and loved his smile!