Dr. Paul
Dr. Paul Edwin Stech entered his Heavenly Reward on March 4, 2008 after a lengthy battle with pneumonia. He was born May 6, 1918 the oldest of three children to Robert and Dorothy Stech in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He was married to Mary in 1941 and after the war they immigrated to California with their son George and Daughter Patricia, eventually making their home in Manhattan Beach in 1961. Paul was an active member of American Martyrs Parish beginning as an usher at the 8 am Sunday morning mass for many years. When the Eucharistic Minister program started, Msgr. Deegan asked him to become one and was approved by Bishop Manning and became one of the first Eucharistic Ministers at American Martyrs church. Those who will miss him the most will be his wife Mary of 66 years, his son George (Kathy) and Daughter Patricia (James) and grandchildren: Jennifer and Michael Stech, and Nicole, Eric and Thomas Lovejoy; his many relatives in Ohio and Germany and his wonderful friends in Manhattan Beach and all around California. Everyone whose life he touched will miss him. He was one in a million. We love you. Enjoy working with St. Anthony Dad!

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  1. Our prayers and love are with you at this time of your great loss. We all were blessed to have him with us here on earth. Our Love, Jack, Kathy, Kristen & Kelly

  2. Our prayers and love are with you at this time of your great loss. We all were blessed to have him with us here on earth. Our Love, Jack, Kathy, Kristen & Kelly

  3. We just finished viewing the beautiful video tribute. It is such a touching memorial to Uncle Paul. Thank you for sharing the photos. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Don, Laurie Katie, Melissa, Andrea,& Jessica

  4. Paul was was one of the rare people who are both intelligent and humble. He will be in our prayers. Love Bob, Jane

  5. What a lovely way to begin your video tribute to Paul by playing your song (Love Walked In). The lyrics says it all. He was truly a very special man and we are blessed to have known and loved him.

  6. Uncle Paul will be greatly missed by all. The pictures were a great tribute to his lives accomplishments. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Glen and Joan Koenig Chad Koenig John Koenig

  7. I always felt proud to have Paul as my godfather. I will always remember the nice visit we had with you at the airport on our honeymoon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love, Mark, Marlene, Rachel,Stephanie and Nathan

  8. Uncle Paul’s tribute was beautiful. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. Love Louise, Cal, Jennifer

  9. Thanks for presenting the tribute video. It was good to see and remember him. He was a great man and will be missed. Our prayers are with you all. Glenn, Theresa, Nicole, Gina, Michelle & Jared

  10. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, David, Jane, Lisa & Tom & family, Aaron & Julie & family, Steven & Katie, Maria & David, Jenny,& Chris

  11. To the Steck and Lovejoy Families Your family should be very proud of what he accomplished in his lifetime. He has a beautiful family and we are proud to have become a part of it. With all our love, Giancarlo, Josephine, Alberto, Francesca

  12. Dear Pat and Family,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful man. Our families were close when we were younger. I have fond memories of those days. I moved away from California years ago. I just came across this site. I enjoyed your Dad’s video tribute.
    All the best wishes to you and your family,

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