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Paul Jacob Gephart Jr.

December 11, 1937 - March 8, 2014
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Paul Jacob Gephart of Plano, TX passed away Saturday, March 8th, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Paul was born to the late Dr. Paul Gephart and Nellie MacPhee on Dec. 11, 1937, in Waterville, ME. Paul was a proud veteran who spent four years in the Air Force before embarking upon a long career at J.C. Penney in New York and moving to Plano when the company relocated in 1988. As a young man, Paul lived in several places, including Cape Girardeau, MO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Denver, CO; and Atlanta, GA. He was an active community volunteer in Plano and, over the years, served as President of the Plano Symphony Guild, as well as a...
Paul Jacob Gephart of Plano, TX passed away Saturday, March 8th, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Paul was born to the late Dr. Paul Gephart and Nellie MacPhee on Dec. 11, 1937, in Waterville,
ME. Paul was a proud veteran who spent four years in the Air Force before embarking upon a long career at J.C. Penney in New York and moving to Plano when the company relocated in 1988. As a young man, Paul lived in several places, including Cape Girardeau, MO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Denver, CO; and Atlanta, GA. He was an active community volunteer in Plano and, over the years, served as President of the Plano Symphony Guild, as well as a Plano Symphony Board Member, a Commissioner for the Plano Housing Authority, and a Graduate of Leadership Plano Class XIX. He also served as past president and board member of his homeowners' group in Plano and his condominium complex in New Smyrna Beach, FL, where he enjoyed spending summers with his family.

Paul was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Ida Andolina of Brooklyn, NY, and his four children: Kelly Van Etten of Stratford, CT; Carey Nelson of Plano; Captain Paul Gephart III, currently stationed in Great Falls, MT; and Matthew Gephart of Los Gatos, CA. He is also survived by his niece, Tari Anne Roth of Plano, as well as nine grandchildren, and his brother Charles Gephart of Miles City, MT. Paul had many friends and was loved by all.

Paul was an avid runner and ran several marathons, including the New York Marathon, of which he was very proud. Paul will be remembered as a warm and welcoming friend who enjoyed spending time with friends and loved ones.

A visitation will occur Thursday evening, March 13th, at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home and a mass at St. Elizabeth Seton in Plano the following morning. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Vitas Hospice in the Dallas area.

"I love you grandpa, i just keep thinking about how you we're outstanding in everything you did in you're life. I love you, I miss you more and more..." Shelby Nelson (plano, TX)

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