Paul L. Salinas

paul salinas

August 21, 1958 ~ August 8, 2015

Resided in: Pueblo West, CO

Paul L. Salinas 56, was greeted by our Lord and Savior, August 8, 2015. Survived by his children, Annika, Nichail, Kira, Joshua and Elijah, whom were his world, along with his former wife Shelly; father, Pablo; and siblings, Philip, Elvira, David, Gerald and Joel. Preceded in death by his unborn child; mother, Viola; and brother, Mark. Paul was born on August 21, 1958. He lived his early years on the East Side, and graduated from East High School. His first job was working at Loaf N' Jug where he worked his way up to a manager. The management roles continued for much of his life, as he managed County Market and then eventually started working at the C&W Railway. Years later, he opened his own business, Advanced Tech, which he owned and operated for many years. While he enjoyed these roles, his favorite was being a dad and a musician. Paul enjoyed playing at different venues and events, performing his own songs and being in front of an audience. He had big dreams for his band Pabs Zanwhe; recording his own CD was a highlight in his life and a great gift for his family and friends to jam to. For the past several years, he focused heavily on his music career, playing at open mics around town and learning the latest 'hip' songs. Paul was a believer in Christ, and his Catholic faith; even considering Priesthood at one point. He never doubted God's plan and was not afraid to join the angels in heaven. Rather than mourn his loss, we ask that you join us in celebrating his life. The Rosary will be held on Friday, August 14th at 7:00 PM, and the Mass will be on Saturday at 10:00am. Both services will be held at St. Paul the Apostle, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007. In lieu of gifts, we ask that any monetary donations be made to his family to honor his music legacy at St. Paul the Apostle. Friends and family will be received at 6 Arrowsmith Dr. Pueblo, CO 81008.

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  1. Paul was a very nice man. He always had a smile and kind word. He loved his children and family very much. He will be missed.

  2. Paul’s smile and great deeds will forever be remembered, along with his love of the Lord. His pranks, and laughter at youth group (in our teens), are still heard and visualized in my memory; as his benevolent soul during high school, and the years thereafter.. “May the Angels Lead you Into Paradise. ” Sincere and deepest condolences to the entire Salinas family; may the Lord grant you strength during this time of farewell; rejoice and celebrate his life… absolutely! Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. — Matthew 5:4. Heartfelt sorrow; I am keeping you all in my prayers.

  3. I have known Paul since childhood. Great man, great family. My heart goes out to the Salinas family. There is so much hope in Christ! That is our comfort at this time. Love the Salinas family greatly.

  4. I will truly miss Paul he was a good and gentle man.He would come into my resturant in pueblo west and talk to my husband and I for hours.I know he loved his children he always spoke of their accomplishments he was very proud of them.We will miss our discussions.God bless all the family.

  5. I grew up hanging out with the Salinas family and have so many great memories. Paul hired me when I came back to Pueblo and he was a great boss. I always remember how much he LOVED playing and singing. I did not see him much over the years but I hope all of the family know what a positive and joyful impact he had on my life. Warmest regards to you all.

  6. Paul “Lil Paul” was part of my family before me…I grew up with Paul and his family, never questioning our relation. Each of my recent visits with Paul were as if time never passed, what a great individual. During my last visit with Paul a couple of months ago, he was comforting a family with their loss….that’s just what he did. Gone much too soon.
    Will Lucero, Jr.

  7. I believe it was just a week or two ago that I came across Paul on Facebook. Not knowing I would be reading about him again so soon. Sorry to hear of his death. I was a graduate of East High as well. RIP Paul!

  8. I’m so sorry to here about Paul. I will always remember him, he was my first crush. I was always with Elvira at their house as a kid. Praying for all of his family that God will comfort all of you. Love Yvonne (Mestas) call me Elvira 719-821-2145

  9. I were very saddened to hear of Paul’s passing from his brother Phil. The Navy team at Indian Head EOD Tech Div has Phil and Paul’s family in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. I have known Paul for twenty years. He was my neighbor and friend. Paul and I had many good times together. Paul was a good person. I will miss him.

  11. We are saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  12. Your great smile will really be missed. Your love for your family and how proud you were of them was heart warming. Al & I will truly miss your visits to our home. Our thoughts our with your family.

  13. I’m so sorry to hear about Paul’s loss. We have lived across the street from Paul for the past 7 years & he has always been so friendly with a smile and wave. We will certainly miss him. My thoughts go out to his his family.

  14. We are saddened to hear of your loss. We will cherish the memories and ask God to give you all strength during this difficult time.Sending lots of prayers and love to you all.
    Lonny, Linda, Lisa and Brittany Dugger

  15. I was so very sorry to hear this and very shocked. Paul was such an influence in my life. As a young child on Solar Drive, Paul lived directly across the street from me and I always looked up to him and thought the world of him; I still do! Thank you, Paul, for being an amazing mentor and great person all-around. My sincere condolences to his family. I apologize that I cannot make it to Pueblo this weekend for the service. I owe it to Paul to be there and he will certainly be in my thoughts.
    Mike Giglio

  16. Sorry to hear of a loss of a fellow East-sider and St. Leander’s member. Thought go out to the entire family.
    Dennis and Joyce Vigil

  17. We first met Paul when he was friends with our son-in-law, John Graves. Paul was Godfather to our first born granddaughter, Sarah. Anytime we would see him he was always cordial and wanting to stop and talk. Our prayers and thought go out to Shelly and his children and all his family for the loss of someone so dear and much too young to die.
    Jerry & Mary Dremel, Thompson Station, Tennessee…

  18. I am saddened to learn of my cousin’s untimely death. My condolences to his entire family. I will always remember Paul’s bright smile, sunny disposition and friendly chuckle. I know he will be missed.

  19. I met Paul almost 34 years ago and it was like meeting an old friend and every time I’d run into him in town (usually at church or music functions) it was always like seeing a best friend. He always had time to stop and talk. I will miss you my friend. At the moment My heart is both breaking and soaring at the same time celebrating your life. May God use your talent in heaven,
    Terri White

  20. Paul was a great guy – so enthusiastic and energetic. I’ll always remember him playing his songs like the “Closet Musician.” Best to the family. He will be missed.

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