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Paul Raymond Ulliman

Springfield

Paul Raymond Ulliman

Paul Ulliman, age 87, of Springfield, OH and Hobe Sound, FL, passed away to everlasting life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 17, 2024. He was born breech in Springfield on August 22, 1936 in his parent’s home on a hot 100-degree day.

 

Paul was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and received a BS degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University in 1961 where he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary. He served 3 years in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 -1958 in Japan and the Philippines. He represented both countries in golf tournaments in San Diego and in Sasebo, Japan, where he won an international tournament.

 

Paul was a CPA and a life member of the American Institute of CPAs, The Ohio Society of CPAs, and a founding member of the Springfield chapter of the OSCPAs. Paul had a varied career in business and finance. He worked for what is now the national CPA firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers, was Assistant Treasurer and Controller of Bauer Bros. Co., Director of Finance of Mercy Medical Center, Chief Financial Officer of Sony Corp. MCI Division, Controller of Permatex, Inc., and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Loctite Corp. Paul was the President and owner of Palm Beach Plastics, Inc. for 15 years and worked with more than 30 employees who Paul considered his extended family.  After selling the company in 2003, Paul worked with the CPA firm of Mahoney and Mahoney for several years. He owned his own CPA firm for over 7 years until he sold it in 2021.

 

Paul was passionate about playing golf and spent a lot of his life in the golf world. Paul began caddying and playing golf in 1945 when he was 9 years old; in 1951 he became the caddie master for two years at the Springfield Country Club. He also caddied there for Sam Snead when he gave an exhibition match in 1951 playing with Pete Dye, Bob Ross Sr., and Rich O’Brien. At Ohio State, Paul was an alternate on the golf team with Jack Nicklaus. Paul carried a three handicap for many years and once made an eagle on a par 5 hole using only a putter from tee-to-green. Paul also recorded 3 holes-in-ones and too many eagles to count.

 

Paul was the second child of seven born to Joseph and Iola (Roth) Ulliman, who are both deceased. Also deceased are Paul’s first wife Tonya (Wiegel) Ulliman, second wife Marguerite (Bueter) Reith, brothers Joseph and Edward, and sister Judy Mazur.

 

Paul is survived by his children Jeff (Joellen) of Centerville; Matthew (Lisa) of Kettering; Gretchen Renkiewicz (Jeff Ross) of Springfield; Peter (Corey Chick) of Dayton; Michael (Trina) of Atlanta; stepson Terry O’Connor. Grandchildren Erin, Eric, Nick (Emeline), Ben, Kelsey (Mike), Emily, Ethan, Cecelia, Kristin, Adam (Amelia), Elizabeth (Whitney), Drew (Katelyn), Emily, and Sarah. Great-grandchildren Austin, Claire, Lucas, Lily, Charlie, Theodore Burrows, Emma, Piper, Theodore David, Pierce, and Parker. Paul is also survived by 3 of his 6 brothers and sisters: Jean (Jack) Ryan of Durham, NC; Rita (Allen) Cerasani of Saratoga Springs, NY; Michael (Kathy) of Springfield; brother-in-law Leo Mazur, and sisters-in-law Barbara and Lucy.

Paul was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church (Springfield) and St. Christopher Catholic Church (Hobe Sound) where he was an usher for over 10 years.

 

Paul was loved by all his friends and family and will be missed but never forgotten.  He was always the life of the party. Everyone enjoyed his keen mind, witty sense of humor, lame jokes, and wonderful stories. His specialty was perfecting Paul’s Perfect Pie, his famous homemade pizza that he served to his family and friends over the last 60 plus years. His recipe has been passed down to 2 generations of Ulliman chefs. Along with a good story, visitors were treated to one of Paul’s Perfect Manhattans and a good cigar.      

 

Visitation will be held at CONROY FUNERAL HOME, 1660 East High St., Springfield on Thursday March 21 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Teresa Church, 1829 North Limestone St. at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 22. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery, 27 West Home Rd. immediately following Mass. A reception will be held after cemetery services at the Springfield Country Club where you can see photos of Paul carrying Sam Snead’s golf clubs in 1951.

 

Contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to Catholic Central designated to the Ulliman Family Endowment.
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Thursday, March 21, 2024

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Friday, March 22, 2024

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Friday, March 22, 2024

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