Paul William Marcaurel

Paul William Marcaurel

September 1945 – November 2020

Paul passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his wife, Janie.  After a two-year battle with cancer, he is now free at last. Not only did Paul give her the key to his heart, he also gave her the key to unlock the door so he could move on to peace and freedom. His ashes will be returning home.

Paul Marcaurel was born in San Pedro, CA and resided in Turlock, CA. He was in the US Air Force for four years during the Vietnam War, A1C, as part of the Security Police Squadron from 1967 to 1970, and was honorably discharged.

Tall, dark and handsome, Paul was gifted with a great personality and sense of humor. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid fan of the S.F. Giants and 49ers. He also enjoyed playing a good hand of poker with his neighbors.

Paul worked most of his life in the beverage industry and was very well known to all. He worked in management, starting with Pepsi Cola in Milpitas, Showerman Dist. Miller Beer in San Jose, and then later retiring from Bottomley Dist. Budweiser Beer in Milpitas.

After retirement, he enjoyed playing golf at many local golf courses, and was known as “Montana” when booking his tee times.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Janie, mother-in-law Sacorra Grady, sister-in-law Jeanne Kelley and her two children (Justin and Kristi), brother-in-law Stephan Nance and his two children (Joseph and Candice), and his brother Dallas Jensen.

In lieu of flowers, if you’d like, you may make a charitable donation in Paul’s memory to the American Institution of Cancer Research.

Private services will be held for immediate family only on Dec. 4, 2020 at Allen Mortuary, Turlock.

20 Comments

  • janie n Marcaurel December 1, 2020 1:51 am

    The love of my life and my best friend. Thank you for the 39 years of love and life. Your wish has been answered and I know now that you are at peace and free at last from any pain and suffering. It gives me comfort to know that we talked about your new journey to heaven just recently. Until we meet again…I love you babe!
    Your loving wife (~me~)

  • Lori Sanchez December 1, 2020 2:34 am

    Our deepest condolences, love and prayers to you and your family Janie. You know how much Pete and I loved Paul, and you! We had so many fun times together. Paul will always be remembered for being “The Old Guy” in our wedding, but Pete wouldn’t have had it any other way. Their friendship was special and you both have always been very special to us. We love you Janie and know we are always here for you.

    Pete & Lori Sanchez

  • Janyce Stafford December 1, 2020 8:26 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Janie. We met you and Paul the day you were moving in as we were driving by. We knew then you would be great neighbors. Wish I could drop by and give you a hug like you did for me when I lost Dick. Because of he virus, I won’t, but please know my heart hurts for you.

    Jan Stafford

  • David and Joanne Hood December 1, 2020 9:07 pm

    We met you as we were moving into our community. You were so fun and welcomed us all. I remember the Mother’s Day breakfast, the guys did and you were dressed in a tux with pink shoes. You and Janie are are great inspiration to us all. You also helped my Mom the first time she went to the Cancer center. You are in our hearts and you are truly one of the Angels.

  • Deanna M Watson December 1, 2020 11:43 pm

    Janie, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul was such a loving man, so full of fun and laughter. He will be greatly missed. We are here for you! You will be with him again one day. May he rest now in the arms of the angels.

  • “Duck” Allen December 2, 2020 1:31 am

    We absolutely missed “Montana” playing golf today. Paul was always the gentleman golfer. I understand he is making a Tee Time for us in heaven. I will refrain from calling him a “big cry baby”!
    Our deepest sympathies are with you Janie!

  • Jackie & Steve Nugent December 2, 2020 2:27 am

    Janie, we are so heartbroken with you! Paul was such a fun loving friend and he will be forever missed. We so admire how your guys fought the good fight to keep Paul here. Janie, you were the BEST caregiver EVER! Sending you our love, hugs and many prayers!

  • Peter Maxin December 2, 2020 3:52 am

    Janie,Rebecca and I were shocked at the news
    Of Paul’s passing. Paul and I spent many hours
    Together working as you well know, Paul was a real
    Pro in every thing he did . I always looked up to
    Paul even in the hardest of times, I she’ll never forget
    This Man. You were blessed to have him in your life.
    We wish you well and pray for . Pete

  • Peter Maxin December 2, 2020 3:54 am

    Janie,Rebecca and I were shocked at the news
    Of Paul’s passing. Paul and I spent many hours
    Together working as you well know, Paul was a real
    Pro in every thing he did . I always looked up to
    Paul even in the hardest of times, I she’ll never forget
    This Man. You were blessed to have him in your life.
    We wish you well and will pray for you . Pete

  • Norma De Leon December 2, 2020 5:37 am

    Janie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I think back to all the wonderful memories that we shared with you and Paul when we were neighbors. One of my fondest memories was Paul and Mike taking turns running alongside of Vanessa teaching her to ride her bike without training wheels. Paul had such a huge heart and was loved by everyone. We were all blessed to have known Paul and will truly miss him. If you need anything please let me know, love you.

    Norma De Leon

  • Domingo Reyna December 2, 2020 6:05 am

    Paul I will always remember you as one of kind person never had anything bad to say about anyone you were a great neighbor back in the 90’ s them were some great memories ,that I still laugh about just thinking about the good times. My god bless you thanks for the great memories you gave to this world . Janie my heart goes out to you for your lost . I will have both you in my prayers .

  • Brenda Munar December 2, 2020 6:32 am

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing Paul is at peace. I pray that Paul joins my Uncle Mike and my husband Robert as they watch the 49er games from the best seats in the house.

    Sincere sympathy from Dolly & Alcides Serrano, Annie Hernandez and Brenda Munar

  • Stan Gustafson December 2, 2020 4:11 pm

    Dear Janie Thanks to you and Paul for your support of me when I came down with Leukemia. You and Paul were the best ! I shall miss him a lot. He was truly a “class act”. Barb and I have you in our prayers for courage and comfort. You two were really terrific neighbors.

  • Larry & Julie Christensen December 2, 2020 10:37 pm

    Janie, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
    We met Paul five years ago when we moved here. When he found out that we were BIG 49’er and Giants fans, we became instant friends! Over the years we had many opportunities to celebrate and anguish over our teams!
    He was a great guy and we feel fortunate to have known him and you as well.
    You’re in our hearts during this very difficult time.

  • jan maliepaard December 2, 2020 11:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your neighbors on State street. Jan and Leonard Maliepaard…J

  • Julie Moreno December 3, 2020 12:21 am

    Janie you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Paul was such a funny, kind all around great guy! He loved you so much, you could just see it in his eyes and smile when he looked at you. And I know you loved him with every part of your being, and he knew it. Such a beautiful love story..you two.I was so Blessed to have known him and too still call you my friend. You know if you ever need anything I’m here. ❤️

    Julie

  • Brice December 3, 2020 2:14 am

    Janie…Paul will live on in your heart and your memories. Say his name and he will live on. Paul had the greatest laugh and you were his world. My prayers are with you and all the family.

  • Eric and Annette December 5, 2020 2:14 am

    Oh Janie. Eric and I just loved Paul. He was such a great guy and friend. He will truly be missed. We love you. We are here for you!

  • Janie Marcaurel, Paul’s wife December 7, 2020 11:20 pm

    To all of our friends and family. . .
    I would like to say “Thank You” to each and every one of you for the prayers and support during this difficult time. I know in my heart that Paul feels the same way.

    Counting my blessings,
    ~ Janie ~

  • Reno Cortesi December 30, 2020 10:06 pm

    Paul and I worked together at Pepsi Cola in Milpitas, and before that in Sunnyvale. He was known around the Pepsi plant as “The Doctor”, mainly because he use to sell Dr. Pepper from his truck on his route. Paul was one of my top salesmen. He was loved by all. Paul was a jokester and always Seemed to have fun no matter where you were. He was very talented, and I always remember the Super Bowl Pool’s he would lavishly make. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to Janie and his family. Rest in peace “Doctor”.

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