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Kimberly Jermanus c/o Neely-Turowski Funeral Home
30200 Five Mile
Livonia, MI 48154
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kimberly Jermanus which will be used as an education fund for Olivia and Kara.
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Life Story / Obituary
Taken from his loved ones much too soon, Paul Jermanus, Jr. was a blessing to everyone he met. He was never one to worry about building wealth or gaining possessions, rather, his focus was on living fully in each and every moment he was given. Paul was a hardworking man who accomplished so much of which to be proud, yet he was a humble person whose greatest joy was found in the family he adored. Not only was he blessed to share more than 10 years with the love of his life, he was thrilled beyond measure to welcome two girls into their hearts and home as well. Easy going and laid back, Paul was deeply loved and will be forever missed.
The 1970s were a time of several noteworthy events. The cultural uncertainty from the volatile 1960s remained as civili rights continued to transform in America. Watergate became a familiar term, disco was among the trends in music, and The Brady Bunch changed the way we saw the American family. It was amidst this eventful time that Paul and Sondra (Nauseda) Jermanus were pleased to announce the birth of the baby boy they named Paul Thomas on May 25, 1976, in Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, Michigan. He was one of two children raised in the family home at 9084 Deborah Court in Livonia, joined in his family by his sister, Christie. Paul’s father worked as a controller while his mother was a stay-at-home mom who also worked in retail at times.
In many ways, Paul was a young boy of his generation. He loved swimming in their pool and could also be found out riding his bike or playing basketball in the driveway. Paul was very creative and took an art class while he also loved being outdoors and building forts. He liked keeping busy building with Legos or sometimes playing with GI Joe. Paul always had unique likes when it came to foods as he loved trying new and different things like lobster, shrimp, and fillet mignon when he was just a young boy. He was a Cub Scout as well as a Boy Scout, and he attended St. Michael where he played football. Paul’s high school years found him at Catholic Central High School where he played football except during his senior year. He also ran both cross country and track and played the saxophone in the marching band. It was the experience of a lifetime when he traveled to march in the New Year’s Day parade in London, England. Paul also started working when he was just 16, and he saved what he earned to buy his own used car. By the time he had graduated from college, he had worked at Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Subway, Mountain Jacks, and Boulders. Soon after graduating, he bought his brand new truck, which was his pride and joy.
After graduating from Catholic Central High School in Redford in 1994, he continued his education. He earned his AAS Civil Engineering Technology Associates Degree in 1999 and graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids in 2000, earning his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He started with Angelo Iafrate Construction Company in the year 2000. He loved his job and co-workers. He felt that they treated him like family. They always appreciated and valued his work and because of that he felt that working for them was one of his biggest accomplishments.
New and exciting changes were in store for Paul when he met the woman of his dreams while they were both working part-time at a restaurant in Plymouth. Her name was Kim, and sparks flew right from the start. They began dating, and it wasn’t long before Paul and Kim found themselves deeply in love. With a desire to establish a life together, the sweethearts were married in a ceremony at St. Mary’s of Wayne 11 years ago. Together they were thrilled to welcome two beautiful girls, Olivia and Kara, into the world. They loved nothing more than parenting their girls and watching them grow into such amazing young people. There was nothing that Paul treasured more than the days that each of his girls were born. He looked forward to the holidays each year as they were a time for the family to gather together. Taking his girls to Disney World were also among some of his favorite memories.
Throughout his life Paul was one to keep busy. He was a handyman who liked working with his hands, and he could build or fix anything. Paul could often be found out landscaping in his yard as well. He was a sports fan who loved watching U of M football, the Tigers, Red Wings, and the Lions, at least some of the time. A sports enthusiast, Paul was the one who organized his company’s fantasy football league and even kept up with various local sports. When relaxing, he loved his war movies.
With unending kindness and selfless compassion for others, Paul Jermanus, Jr. was an extraordinary man to know and love. A loyal and honest friend, he never met a stranger. As someone who led by example, Paul was well respected by everyone he met. A devoted family man if ever there was one, he adored his wife and their girls, and Paul has been described as the most amazing husband and father. Although life will never be the same without him here, he leaves behind a timeless collection of memories that his loved ones will forever cherish.
Paul Jermanus Jr. died on August 11, 2015. Paul’s family includes his wife, Kim; daughters, Olivia and Kara; parents, Sondra (Randy) Nauseda and Paul; siblings, Christie (Ron) Rosenthal, Kim (Doug) Krug; and sister-in-law, Kathy (Kurt) Alexander, nieces and nephews, Georgia, Loren, Dominic, Evan, Cole, Ryan, and Maddie. Visitation will be held on Friday, 2-9 p.m. at our Neely-Turowski Life Story Funeral Home; 30200 Five Mile (Between and Middlebelt and Merriman). In state Saturday, 10 a.m. until Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Parish (Plymouth Rd., West of Merriman). Share a memory, upload photos and sign the guest book at www.TurowskiLifeStory.com