Paul Zelmanski Obituary
December 18, 1959 - January 4, 2019
Born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
Resided in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
Paul graduated from St. Clement High School. He furthered his education at Grand Rapids Junior College and Eastern Michigan University where he was the kicker for both schools' football teams. He attended and played soccer for Macomb Community College. He worked for many years at ABC warehouse before he went back to school to the University of Phoenix to obtain his Master’s Degree in Education.
Paul became a teacher at Chandler Park Academy but continued his passion for sports. He had participated in the Transplant Olympic Games winning the Gold Medal in the England and Australian games. He actively competed in many track meets across the country and repeatedly won medals. Paul was a track and field and a cross country coach at Chandler Park Academy. He was a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Paul was a very kind hearted man with a beautiful soul. He always maintained a positive attitude. Paul knew just about everyone and his jovial nature and love of a good practical joke will be missed. His biggest love in life was spending quality time with his son and family.
He leaves behind his loving wife Dharti and his adored son Kishan. He will be missed by his siblings James, Joe (Brenda) Monica Nudo, John (Linda), Rita (Jerry) Owen, and Helen (George) Tsouroullis. He was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Cecilia; and siblings Stanley R., Raymond, Margaret Kowalski, Mary Brown, and Anne and father-in-law Rushikumar Sheth. He leaves behind his mother-in-law Anila Sheth, his brother-in-law Akash (Christy) Sheth and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11th from 12:00 until 3:00 pm and from 5:00 until 9:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Paul will lie instate on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00 am at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Life at giftoflife.org or to the family for Paul’s son’s endowment fund.
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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
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