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Paul D. VanNess passed away December 16th at the age of 90.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, his sister Marcia VanNess, daughters Linda Leonard, Gretchen VanNess, Cynthia (Vince) VanNess, step son Adam Ginn, step daughter Gretchen (David) Woodworth, grandchildren Emily Paige, Erin Ginn, Addison Ginn, Gabriel Ginn, and great grandson Aydan Paige.

Paul was a graduate of the University of Michigan, served in Austria during the Korean war and taught at RIT for twenty five years.

Paul was a soft spoken man with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed the theatre, playing the piano and composing music. He loved beautiful women, bourbon and board games. Paul was a gracious, generous man and he will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Planned Parenthood, Metro Justice, the American Humanist Society and the 19th Ward Association.

Paul Van Ness Funeral Service, 11:00 AM, December 27, 2022 Click HERE to View

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