In Memory

Arthur "Art" Paul

Arthur Art Paul

Arthur Lawrence Paul, age 86, passed away December 13, 2021.   

Born in Cleveland, OH to Herman and Marion Paul, Art was the youngest of three, including Harold (Hal) and Joy.

He moved to Cincinnati to attend UC, playing football for the Bearcats while earning an education degree. Art served as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, then married and started his teaching career at Woodward High School, where he and "Bear" Campbell led its football team to a 1963 state championship.

He later taught at Walnut Hills, where he coached boys' football and girls' basketball. His summers were spent managing local swim clubs, a love fostered by early lifeguarding. A strong work ethic kept Art busy after retirement; he was a staple at Trader's World for 20+ years.

He leaves four daughters: Andrea (Jeff), Alicia, Aileen (Steve), Amy (Larry); grandchildren: Nicole, Audrey (Alex), Jason, Bradley (Korey), Jacob and Amanda; great grandchildren: Tristan, Veronica, Tommy, Braylee, Natalie and Morgan; and companion, Linda.

A celebration of life will be held on February 5 from 2 to 4 pm at The Anderson Center in Anderson Twp, 7850 Five Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45230.  513-688-8400 

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01/03/22 11:56 AM #1    

Michael Nebolsky

I am very sorry to hear about Coach Paul's passing.

What a shock!  And,  so soon after Coach Campbell's  passing.

Coach Paul was always a really a good guy. I always liked him.

Coach Campbell and Coach Paul perfectly complimented each other.

Whenever Coach Campbell would chew  you out, in Practice, for " messing up", Coach Paul would come over, shortly afterward, and put his arm around your shoulder to comfort you.  He always made you feel better.

When Bob Cettle ,  Leon Friedberg, and I went up to Canton, Ohio to attend the State of Ohio  All-Star H.S. Football Game, we really had a good time with Coach Paul.

On the behalf of many, I want to thank Coach Paul for his invaluable contributions to our phenomenal 10-0 PHSL Champion Season.

My sincere condolences to his Family members and Friends.

01/03/22 02:32 PM #2    

Jeff Robinson

Several years ago our family was at The Cactus Pear. My moms first cousin, Francine Rafalo mentioned Art Paul as he was standing up to leave. I had not heard his name for scores of years, and all of a sudden he is standing in front of me. I asked? "Are you the same Art Paul from Woodward"? He said. "Well yes I am".  Instantly I was flooded with memories. I started asking about "Bear", Paul Fleming and Sid Friedman. He gave me a great rundown on them. Now I am sorry to say I won't be able to follow up and find out more. If anyone reading this knows the whereabouts of Coach Fleming please say so. He was an outstanding baseball player at UC...

01/03/22 06:14 PM #3    

John Kimpel

So sorry to hear this news, especially so soon after Coach Campbell.  It should be remembered that in addition to being an excellent football coach,  Art Paul was a terrific track coach.   We had a very good team our senior year.  Art knew how to work us and get better performances out of us than we thought were possible.  Our mile relay team had the second fastest time in the state.  Franklin Pool led off.  He was very fast and always gave us the lead.  Melvin Glass and I ran the second and third legs.  Our job was not to give up that lead.  Mike "Speed" Davis would always finish with a flourish.  As we say in Boston, Mike was "wicked" fast.  I don't recall us losing a race until the regionals at Miami, when we dropped the baton and were disqualified.  We were devastated since it meant we didn't go to the State Championships at Ohio State.   Art may have been even more devastated than we were.  I think he cared a lot about us and he really wanted us to have that experience.  And I think he really thought we would have won.  

01/04/22 05:20 PM #4    

Mike Davis

For those of us involved with Bulldogs football or track, Art was a frequent face.  I think Mike N and John K have shared many of our same thoughts, both about Art, as well Jack.  I saw Art (first time in probably 20+ years) at Jack's funeral.  He was in great shape, memory sharp as a whip, happy with life, and excited for the future.  With that in mind, I was shocked to see the posting to the class this week.  I will remember him fondly from our HS days, as a guiding hand in our personal growth.  Rest in Peace

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