Paul Kawana

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Paul E. Kawana
LADYSMITH—Paul E. Kawana, 78, died after a long illness Nov. 20, 2008, with loving family at his side.
Born in Sharon, Pa. in 1930, he moved to Virginia in 1964, living in Franklin for 12 years, and then resided at his beloved Lake Caroline, Ladysmith, for 30 years.
The career he enjoyed most was as an insurance sales manager for Globe Life. He retired in 1992.
Mr. Kawana was active in retirement, creating recreational programs at the lake, especially the Lake Caroline Bass club.
Fishing, hunting and football games were his favorite pastimes.
He also loved worshiping in his spiritual home of Carmel Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Katherine Kawana of Sharon, and his first wife Patience Lyons Kawana, also of Sharon.
Survivors are Patricia Kawana, his best friend and wife of 31 years; four children, Paula Toler (Calvin K), Tom Kawana (Sonia), Kim Agnew (Jim), Gary Kawana (Caroline); two stepchildren, Marty Mathurin (Rhonda) and Jae Robinson; nine grandchildren, Calvin H. Toler, Daniel Agnew, Tania Kawana, Tiffany, Cameron, Seth and Savannah Kawana, Virginia and Victoria Mathurin; one great-grandchild, Calvin A Toler; three sisters, Mary Lou Garrett (Chuck), Carol Miklos, and Donna Komocsin (Nick); cousins, nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
We are grateful to all of the staff at the Gables Memory Impairment Unit of Westminster Canterbury for their wonderful care of him over the past two and a half years, especially the loving aides who were his daily personal caregivers.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church in Ruther Glen; a memorial service will also be held at Westminster Canterbury Richmond on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers we would be grateful for contributions to the WCR Employees Christmas Fund, or to the Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund. Send to 1600 Westbrook Ave. Richmond, VA 23227.
Also to Carmel Baptist Church, Box 52, Ruther Glen, VA 22546