Paul D. Dentscheff 1960-2021
LIBERTY — Paul D. Dentscheff, 60, passed away suddenly at his home, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.
He was the son of Dr. Jordan Dentscheff M.D. and Elisabeth “Elly” Karavcheva Dentscheff. He was preceded in death by both.
Mourning his loss are his son, Ryan, and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Stawiski Dentscheff of Mayfield Heights.; son, Justin Chapin, and granddaughter, Scarlett Chapin of Warren; brother, Dan, and sister-in-law, Noreen Krajnak Dentscheff of Henderson, Nev.; nephew, Jordan, and his wife, Kredlen “Kae” Humirang Dentscheff of Las Vegas, Nev.; and niece, Lauren Dentscheff Porter, and her husband, Kayden of Henderson, Nev. In addition, Paul will be missed by many friends and business acquaintances throughout NE Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, especially a small group of lifelong friends, including his best friend, Mike “Pudge” Johnson of Howland.
While often a quiet, calm and reserved man in his later years, there is no shortage of stories highlighting the array of escapades from Paul’s younger days. Many stories date back to his high school days in Gates Mills, when he attended Gilmour Academy. Graduating in 1979, he developed friendships that lasted a lifetime. During those “Lancer” years, Paul and his core group of friends were given the nickname “Heathens” by a rival high school. It is a moniker they continue to wear proudly, even today.
Following graduation, Paul studied architecture at Stetson University in Florida and Kent State University in Ohio; however, after college he chose to follow a new path. Harnessing his innate charm and charismatic nature, Paul became a career salesperson. He spent his early years in the resort industry, working at Ponderosa Park, Sea Lake and Salt Fork resorts, among others. For the last 20-plus years, Paul worked as an account manager at Lyden Oil Company in Youngstown. He relished working for and with his longtime friend Paul Lyden, himself a Gilmour grad and fellow “Heathen.”
Throughout his entire life, Paul effortlessly exuded what could simply be described as “coolness.” He had a nonchalant demeanor and relaxing presence that was palpable. He had a contagious laugh, marked by an indelible cackle, which would always uplift the spirits in a room.
He loved his hometown Cleveland Indians, Browns, Cavs, and especially The Ohio State Buckeyes — a passion which he pridefully passed along to his sons. He loved music, especially classic rock, attending many, many concerts with his brother Dan and friends. He loved art and he loved to draw. He filled his home with artwork — much of it self-created. He also collected memorabilia commemorating his all-time favorite band and musician: The Beatles and John Lennon.
Paul will long be remembered as a calm and compassionate friend and father, but he’ll also be remembered for his fun, mischievous side. Just one glimpse of his unforgettable sly grin and those who knew him knew that he was plotting his next adventure — his next escapade.
Paul and his escapades will be commemorated during a celebration of life party in Warren on Jan. 15, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease.
Arrangements entrusted to the Peter Rossi Memorial Chapel of Warren. Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to see this obituary and leave online condolences.