Paul James Vecchio
January 27, 1948 – March 16, 2021
Paul was born in Omaha, Nebraska to James and Christine Vecchio. He grew up loving cars and owned many of them throughout his years. Paul was a master of all trades. He was a mechanic, a pipeliner, teamster, artist, writer, and poet. He spent years working in the motion picture industry and enjoyed sharing stories of his experience and all the celebrities he had the opportunity to meet. Paul took great pride in his artwork and loved sharing it with his friends and family.
He will always be remembered for his sarcasm, fighter spirit, and sharp wit. His grandchildren and close family often referred to him as “Grouchy Grandpa” or “Grouchy” for short. Anyone who knew him well knows this was a fitting nickname. But despite his smart mouth and “Grouchy” demeanor, Paul was also a lover, a jokester, and a strong man.
He came close to death a number of times in his life, surviving a liver transplant 18 years ago, and struggling with a number of health complications for years. Paul lost his battle to kidney failure following a heart attack and multiple strokes. He was in hospice and surrounded by loved ones during his final days until he passed peacefully in his sleep.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents, James and Christine; sister, Rosary (Vicky); brother, Gary; sons, Robbie and Christopher. He is survived by his life partner, Candy; daughter, Kelly; sons, Paul and Richie; step daughters: Angel, Samantha, and Summer; grandchildren: Tony, Andrea, Kayleigh, Lexi, Dylan, and Isabella: and many great-grandchildren.
MEMORIAL SERVICE following CDC guidelines: Saturday, March 20th at 10:30am at West Center Chapel. A celebration of life luncheon, after the service, to be held at Paul’s daughter Kelly’s house.
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family , Your Always in our Heart Paul , You may Rest in Peace
Goodbye and so long , You will be Missed.
My condolences to your family and prayers. May God Bless and comfort you all. Fly high Paul!🙏❤
Will miss you Paul my high school classmate,my neighbor you were a great friend
Rest in peace sweet man. God bless all the family at this tough time.
I will always remember Paul as Papa Paul! I have many fond memories of him and I will always cherish the times I had with him. May he RIP. Prayers to family.
Daddio . I already miss you so much. My heart is broken. I k ew that it would be hard when you died but I had no idea it would be THIS hard. You’re my hero . I love you Dad . I’m really really going to be lost without you …I love you dad , your “Kelly Welly”
Rest easy grandpa, I’ll never forget you and the many life lessons you’ve taught me, you’ll be missed deeply.
Rest In Peace, Grouchy! I hope the gates of heaven were just as you were expecting, and that your reunion with Gary was spectacular.
My wonderful cuz! I can’tI feel part of my childhood passed away with you part of my life will be grayer without you.
Paul, I only met your dad a couple of times but he was a cool dude. I’m really sorry for your loss.
Deepest Sympathy to the family. Rest in peace, Paul. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time.
My condolences to your family and Paul when you get to heaven and my mom’s up there waiting for me he just wanted to know I’m not done down here but when I do get up there we’ll have a good time I’m sure she’ll be glad to see you come, she spoke good of you and I re enember a few times you help me out at the lakeside Auto or papillion Auto I’m not sure where you were working but it was off of 60 it was for car parts