OBITUARY

Anthony Paul Liss

February 6, 1961July 9, 2019
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Anthony “Paul” Liss was the most easy-going person. Anyone who met Paul could attest to his amiable personality and big heart. Paul would always go out of his way to help anyone and everyone in need. He was loved and adored by many and will always be remembered for easy going nature and love of animals.

Paul had a long career at MAS (Materials Analytical Services), LLC, where he was a Specialty Services Manager. He was known as “MacGyver” to his co-workers, as he had a unique way of solving problems, and creating solutions using whatever materials he had available.

Anthony Paul Liss, 58, died July 9th, from severe cardiac arrest caused by complications from a fairly recent horrific automobile accident.

Paul was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, IL, and he lived in the general area until he moved to Atlanta at the age of 14. Paul attended Chamblee High School where he distinguished himself as an exceptional athlete earning multiple Letters in Football and Track. Paul graduated from Chamblee High School in 1979, and then attended the University of Georgia in Athens. Paul was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, where he met many of his lifelong friends, and is always remembered for his good nature and love of brotherhood.

Paul is also known for his 16-year relationship with a mixed breed terrier who went by the name of Buckwheat. Buckwheat was Paul’s constant companion and would follow Paul to his worksite, visits to friends, or a variety of other locations. Together they traveled the country and enjoyed spending time in Utah, Arizona, and places in between.

Paul is the beloved son of Nancy and the late Anthony “Tony” Liss and is survived by sisters Nancy Ellen, and Rebecca, and the late Rachel, brothers Michael (Christy) and Matthew (Laine), along with nieces Victoria, Cameron, and Nicole, and nephews Marty, Marshall, and Tommy. Paul is also survived by his cherished friend Ruth Williams.

The Liss family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel in Sandy Springs. A funeral will be held at 3pm Friday, July 19th at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Brookhaven. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Anthony Paul Liss’s name to the Atlanta Humane Society.

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  • Paul is the beloved son of Nancy and the late Anthony “Tony” Liss and is survived by sisters Nancy Ellen, and Rebecca, and the late Rachel, brothers Michael (Christy) and Matthew (Laine), along with nieces Victoria, Cameron, and Nicole, and nephews Marty, Marshall, and Tommy. Paul is also survived by his cherished friend Ruth Williams.

Services

18 July

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel

173 Allen Road Ne
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

19 July

Funeral Mass

3:00 pm

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

1350 Hearst Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30319

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Vicki (Ward) Towne

July 14, 2019

I have been friends with Paul for 54 years. We loved each other unconditionally. If I was feeling bad about myself, I could call Paul and he would tell me how awesome I was. Every phone conversation ended with him saying" Love you sweetie". There would be times when we wouldn't communicate for a few months but we would pick up like we just spoke yesterday.

Paul grew up right around the corner from my family in Villa Park. Our parents were friends as well. I think we were in every class together in elementary school. When he moved to Atlanta, we remained friends. He took me to see Rocky Horror in Atlanta when we were 16. He sent me an unopened UGA championship collectors coke bottle in 1980 after his beloved Dawgs won. I still have it! He was an usher in my wedding in 1990. He was one of the most unique, intelligent people I knew. He would text me during UGA football games swearing away about the refs or plays that were called. Our last text was about our dogs. We were joking about what crazy dog people we are.

Mrs. Liss, I can't call you Nancy, I am writing this through tears of pain and tears of joy. The joy that your son brought to me and to the world. I take comfort in the fact that he knew how much he meant to me. I can't tell you how much I will miss him, how much I loved him.

My love to the whole family,

Vicki

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Biography

Anthony “Paul” Liss was the most easy-going person. Anyone who met Paul could attest to his amiable personality and big heart. Paul would always go out of his way to help anyone and everyone in need. He was loved and adored by many and will always be remembered for easy going nature and love of animals.

Paul had a long career at MAS (Materials Analytical Services), LLC, where he was a Specialty Services Manager. He was known as “MacGyver” to his co-workers, as he had a unique way of solving problems, and creating solutions using whatever materials he had available.

Paul was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, IL, and he lived in the general area until he moved to Atlanta at the age of 14. Paul attended Chamblee High School where he distinguished himself as an exceptional athlete earning multiple Letters in Football and Track. Paul graduated from Chamblee High School in 1979, and then attended the University of Georgia in Athens. Paul was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, where he met many of his lifelong friends, and is always remembered for his good nature and love of brotherhood.

Paul is also known for his 16-year relationship with a mixed breed terrier who went by the name of Buckwheat. Buckwheat was Paul’s constant companion and would follow Paul to his worksite, visits to friends, or a variety of other locations. Together they traveled the country and enjoyed spending time in Utah, Arizona, and places in between.