Dina Marie Paul, 53, a Cape Coral resident for the last five years, formerly of Pasadena, Calif., passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 in Fort Myers. She was born in Wickliffe, Ohio, March 16, 1961.
She was a member of Cape Christian Church, Cape Coral, where she volunteered in pastoral care and where she touched many lives and developed many wonderful friendships. She attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grade School in Wickliffe, Ohio, and Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio. She graduated summa cum laude from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and then attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., where her desire to serve the Lord and provide care to others led her to obtain her master's degree in clinical psychology from a Christian perspective.
Despite a life marked by illness, her faith never wavered, nor did her joy in helping others and always with a ready, caring heart and an attentive ear. Friends and family will remember her for her selflessness, compassion and undaunted faith, which inspired many through her example.She loved music, singing, playing cards and board games, watching movies, cooking and her loyal dog Tucker, who served as her constant companion.
Dina Marie Paul
She is survived by her beloved father, William Paul (Jeanne) of Euclid, Ohio, and Cape Coral; five siblings, William Paul Jr. (Karen) of Hudson, Ohio, Valerie Paul, Kerry Paul and Stacie Waller (Joseph) all of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Chaplain (Capt.) Drew Paul (BethAnne) of Clarksville, Tenn.; eight nieces and nephews, Rebecca (fiance Matt Wells), Kyle, Samantha, Kelsey, Nathaniel, Jordan, Jacob and Daniel; one great-nephew, Coi; five aunts, Rita Zanona, Susie Sikon, Margie Sikon, Mary Sikon, Joanie Ponzurik (Rich); four uncles, James Paul (Patty), Larry Paul (Jean), Ronald Paul (Doris) and Samuel Paul (Rita); as well as her cherished dog and companion Tucker.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie E. Paul, in 2007.
Memorial services in Florida were held Tuesday, May 27, at Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral, with Pastor Lee Carnahan officiating. Memorial services in Eastlake, Ohio, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 31, at Lake Ridge Church, 34525 Melinz Parkway, with Pastor Randy Whitely and Chaplain Drew Paul officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dina Marie Paul are suggested to Cape Christian Fellowship Pastoral Care Ministry, 2110 Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book, which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care in Florida.
Orlando Donsante Funeral Home, Wickliffe, is entrusted with final care in Ohio.