Orchard, Paul J.

Paul Rowland Orchard was welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on June 7, 2018.

Paul was born on November 7, 1927 to Paul Orchard and Helen Orchard (nee Havens). He grew up on the family farm in Brunswick through the 30s and frequently told stories about life in this area during the Depression. Paul joined the US Army Air Corps in 1946 and served in Yokohama, Japan during WWII. He left a Corporal in the US Air Force (formed 1947) and moved back home to Brunswick, where he married Frances Barbara Orchard (nee Reznick). Paul and Frances raised their family of 6 in Hinckley, and enjoyed 67 years of marriage. Paul worked for many years as a Rural Mail Carrier in Hinckley, and had a steadfast Baptist faith that served him all through his life.

Paul was well-known and loved throughout the Hinckley and Brunswick community. He genuinely loved people, and supported and encouraged many throughout the area. Paul always had a joke at the ready, and loved socializing and doling out plentiful handshakes (and Werther’s candies). He will be remembered for his kindness, his joy and constant laughter, his incredible spirit, and his never-ending sense of humor (and also his devotion to every kind of breakfast food).

Paul was met in heaven by his Savior, Jesus Christ, his son Nathan, his sister Rose, his parents Paul and Helen, and his loving grandparents. He leaves behind his wife Frances; his sisters Hazel and Laura (and husband Carvel); his children Sue (and husband Chester Robinson), Paul (and wife Jennifer), and Mark (and wife Andrea); his ten grandchildren Paul Robinson (wife Lindsay), Rebecca, Isaiah, Abigail, Emily LaHue (husband Phillip), Hannah, Amory, Sarah Miracle (husband Steve), Maren, and Cade; and great-grandson Ayden Robinson. He also leaves behind the many members of his community, church, and extended family, who loved him dearly.

His family invites you to remember him with them at Hinckley Ridge Baptist Church for calling hours on Sunday, June 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a service on Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m., with interment immediately following at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hinckley.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks for donations to be made to the Southwest Residential Hospice in Strongsville, Hinckley Ridge Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice.

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