Native Coronado resident Paul Piepenkotter passed away from natural causes on September 28th of this year. He was 52 years old.
Paul — Pablo to his family and friends — was a deep-rooted Coronadoan through and through. He was born and resided in Coronado his entire life. He attended Central Elementary, Coronado Middle and High Schools, and was a Little League baseball superstar, gifted with strength, speed, and grace.
Throughout his life, Paul relished nothing more than hoisting a beer with his buddies, fishing in his secret spots, shopping for (last minute, of course) and gift wrapping the perfect presents for his young nieces and nephews, and being the handyman-on-call for his mom.
Those who knew and loved Paul will forever remember his innate kindness, his immense sweetness, his quiet diffidence, his witty quips, and his spirit of adventure. He was loyal and devoted, one of those rare people who you could call at three o’clock in the morning and he’d be there in whatever way was needed, no questions asked.
Paul was preceded in death by his father, Henry Piepenkotter. He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Piepenkotter (Lee Telquist) of Coronado; his partner Angie Olande; sisters Lottie Streeter (Greg) of Winthrop, Massachusetts, Julie Piepenkotter of Beverley Hills, California, and Lisa Meloche (Rich Janssen) of Coronado; brother Joe Piepenkotter (Monica) of Coronado; and seven nieces and nephews: Rubia Streeter Galui (Joe), Mitchell Streeter, Megan Meloche (Robert Mata), Jake Meloche, Luke Meloche, Jesse Piepenkotter, and John Piepenkotter.
A celebration of his life, and the inestimable gift Paul was to us, will be held by his immediate family.
VOL. 112, NO. 46 - Nov. 16, 2022