November 26, 1955 ~ April 1, 2020
Born in: KY
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO
Paul Hegreness, 64, of Pueblo West, Colo., formerly of Mentor, Ohio, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in a biking incident.
Paul was born November 26, 1955, in Kentucky to Arthur and Bonnie Hegreness. On May 24, 1980, he married Darcy (Devers) Hegreness, from Richwood, Ohio. They met while attending The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!).
Paul was a loving husband, Dad, and Grandpa, who put his family and faith first. His life was characterized by compassion for everyone around him. He served as an elder at Bible Community Church, as a board member of Mentor Christian School, and as a Sunday school teacher at Majestic Church in Pueblo, Colo. He spent his career in public service as a recreation professional, with thirty years as the recreation superintendent in Mentor, Ohio and several years in retirement working part-time in Pueblo. He was loved by his co-workers and his work improved the quality of life of many thousands. Paul worked in parks, his family lived in parks (literally), they played in parks, and Paul passed away while enjoying a beautiful day biking with his wife in a park.
Paul and Darcy moved to Colorado over four years ago to be close to their sons and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Darcy Hegreness; mother, Bonnie Hegreness; brother, Steve (Anne) Hegreness; sons, Ryan (Amy) Hegreness, Dr. Jeff (Daphne) Hegreness, and Eric (Chantalle) Hegreness; and six grandchildren.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to the Majestic Baptist Church, 494 Hemlock Dr. Pueblo West, CO 81007 toward playground equipment or Mentor Christian School, 8600 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Paul Hegreness 's name.