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Official Obituary of

Paul R Wenzel

June 30, 1949 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Paul Wenzel Obituary

Paul R. Wenzel passed away at his home on January 25, 2024 at the age of 74.  He was born on June 30, 1949 in Cincinnati to George and Anna (nee Paul) Wenzel.  Paul grew up in Cincinnati and attended Little Flower Elementary and then became a Lancer and graduating from LaSalle High School class of 1967.  He furthered his education at University of Cincinnati and graduated in 1971, magna cum laude a BA in Economics. 

Paul always had a love of music and studied at the College Conservatory of Music.  His father was in the gas station business and he followed suit and was the owner operator of the Western HIlls Marathon on Glenway Ave for more than 20 years. His love of music brought him to play the organ and piano at several catholic churches in the area: Assumption church in Mt. Healthy, Little Flower in Mt. Airy, St. Margaret Mary in North College Hill, St. Ann in Groesbeck, St. Boniface in Northside, St. Stephen's in East End, St. Aloysius in Bridgetwon, St. Gabriel in Glendale, St. John the Baptist in Harrison.  Paul enjoyed playing at Mass, weddings, graduation ceremonies including LaSalle High School graduations both at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall.  Currently he was playing the organ for San Antiono's Catholic Church in Cincinnati. He also played with a contemporary group with St. Martin's and St. Ignatius contributing to the recording of a CD entitled "Blessings."  The proceeds were donated to St. Vincent de Paul. 

Paul was also a sports fan supporting the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.  He was even a ticket taker for the Reds for many years.  His collection of bobble heads had many spinning. 

Paul loved all animals especially his beloved fur-babies Molly and Moose, who are lost without him by their side.

Survivors include his daughters: Christy Hodge and Lisa (Brian) Wells; grandchildren: Jordan and Julia Hodge, Braden and Jackson Wells; and his friends that were his extended family from:  Little Flower, LaSalle High School, ticket takers from the Reds and Music Hall, Hidden Valley neighbors, and all of the many people he touched while playing music in his lifetime.

Preceded in death by parents: George Joseph (Anna Paul) Wenzel; brother: Bill Wenzel; 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Friday, February 9, 2024 at San Antonio Catholic Church, 1950 Queen City Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214 with Fr. Mike Savino officiating. Inurnment will take place at Gate of Heaven at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Paws of Dearborn County for his love of animals.

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 9, 2024

10:00 AM
San Antonio Catholic Church
1950 Queen City Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45214


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