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C.P. ‘Paul’ Gay PDF Print E-mail

Paul Gay, of Sugar Camp, Wis., passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, in York, S.C.  Paul was 88.

He was born April 22, 1925, in Midville, Ga., the son of the late Algie “Bill” and Maude Gay.

A veteran of World War II, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from January 1943 through April 1946.

After serving his country, he settled in Chicago, Ill., and married Ruth C. Olson of Chicago.

Paul worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as a switchman. In 1985, he and Ruthie retired to Sugar Camp and lived on Indian Lake, a lifelong dream fulfilled.

In Sugar Camp, Paul and Ruth enjoyed good times and great friends.

Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, friends and his family.  He was a member of the Sugar Camp Lions and was a Master Mason, belonging to Leyden Laurel Lodge No. 1057, Chicago, for 58 years.

Mr. Gay was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ruthie; his parents; a sister, Louise Sutton; an infant brother, Matt; and son-in-law Rick Richards.

He is survived by two sons, Bill (Vicky) Gay of Camp Verde, Ariz., and Gary (Cathie) Olson of Oak Forest, Ill.; a daughter, Gayle (Tony) Tuchek of York, S.C.; and daughter-in-law, Beth Gay of Bartlett, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Moraine Valley Church, 6300 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL. Interment will be at Cedar Park Cemetery, 12540 S. Halsted Street, Calumet Park, IL.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:28 PM


0 #2 2014-04-04 13:05
Paul and Ruth are missed...I would bring my son Ben to trick or treat to their house and Paul would always be hiding somewhere making scary noises to scare him. He and Ruth were good caring friends.
0 #1 Kathy Noel 2014-04-02 07:11
Indian Lake will miss Paul! Dave and Kathy Noel

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