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Paul DeSol

January 4, 1957 September 17, 2006
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Paul   DeSol Middletown, NY

Paul DeSol, a Math teacher for Wallkill Central High School, died suddenly on Sunday, September 17 at O.R.M.C., Arden Hill Campus in Goshen.  He was 49.

The son of the late Louis and Lena Napolitano DeSol he was born on January 4, 1957 in Middletown. On  August 5, 2000, he married Wendy Cook Moore at St. Paul´s Methodist Church, Middletown.

Paul graduated from Middletown High School in 1975, and received an Associates´ degree from Orange County Community College. He earned a B.S. in Math Education from SUNY Cortland in 1980 and subsequently earned his Master’s degree. He taught Math and coached the Girl´s Softball Team at John S. Burke Catholic High School. The team went on to become Class B State Champions in 1988 under his direction. Paul joined the Wallkil Central School system as a math teacher and taught there for over 20 years, gaining the respect and friendship of his colleagues.

Paul also coached soccer, basketball, little league and baseball for various teams and was involved with Middletown Sports Camp for over 20 years. He was also an adjunct instructor at Orange County Community College. Paul loved all sports and was an avid collector of sports memorabilia. He was a member of St. Joseph´s Roman Catholic Church in Middletown, Middletown YMCA, and Wallkill Teacher´s Association.

”He was a devoted son who took great care of his parents. He always considered his stepchildren his own. Paul was a very loving, generous and patient man whose pride and joy were his children, nieces and nephews. He had a huge effect on many people, especially those he taught and coached. He had many cherished friends everywhere. He was the  #1 Yankee fan and enjoyed bowling and golfing with his friends.“

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Wendy; son Jonathan Moore of Middletown; daughters, Rebecca Moore of Santa Cruz, CA; and Beth Imhoff- Kunsch and her husband Chuck of Norcross, GA; brother, Louis DeSol and his wife, Diane of Guilderland, NY; sister Angela Prestigiacomo and her husband Chip of Albany; mother and father–in-law Jeanne and Lee Cook of Rock Hill, NY; brother-in-law, Barry Moore and his wife, Sheila;  grandson, Aiden Kunsch; nieces and nephews, Christina Cook, Caryn and David Prestigiacomo, and Derek, Courtney and Ian DeSol, and Briana and Daniel Moore; and many cousins and beloved friends.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, Sept. 21, from  2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Aplebee-McPhillips Funeral Home A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at 11:00 AM at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, burial will follow in Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown. 

Memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 419 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.

memorial contributions in Paul's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 419 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940
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