September 15, 1925 - February 13, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10 a.m., Moreland Funeral Home
Paul M. Moorehead, age 87, of Worthington, OH, passed away peacefully on February 13th after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was born on September 15, 1925 in Payne, Ohio to the late Minnie and Melvin Moorehead. Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Virginia (Noble), brother, James Moorehead and nephew Paul Michael Moorehead. Paul’s senior year of high school in Circleville was interrupted by World War II where he served in the U.S. Army’s 87th infantry Division, living his life true to their motto of ”Stalwart and Strong”. He is a Purple Heart recipient. After the military he graduated from Bradley University as a watchmaker and goldsmith, and later was the sole proprietor of Jewelry Artisans in Linworth, where he did watch repair, hand engraving, custom jewelry design and jewelry repair. Paul will be remembered as a humble, selfless gentleman whose character touched everyone he knew. He surprised many with his artistic talent in needlepoint and model ship building. He participated in HomeReach Hospice’s art therapy program creating a painting that hung in the Columbus Museum of Art’s The Therapeutic Benefits of Art exhibition. Paul’s family would like to thank his long-time pulmonary physician, Dr. Lawrence Lynn, as well as the caring staff of the Laurels of Norworth and the wonderfiul HomeReach Hospice team who cared for him the past two years. He is survived by his daughter, Paula Ryan (Greg Colegrove); grandchildren, Joe and Rachael; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Ron Welch, as well as many life-long friends.Visitation will be held Saturday 1-4 p.m. at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville where service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. (the cemetery is closed Monday because of Presidents Day) Dr. David Hogg, officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, conctributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice.