Dr. Paul Sidney Wingard, age 84, of Brighton, Tenn., formerly of Stow, died on June 11, 2014.
Dr. Wingard was born in Akron in 1930. When he was 11 years old, he moved to Stow with his parents, Dr. Daniel Webster Wingard (Doc) and Mary Elizabeth Wingard (Betty), and his five younger siblings. After graduating from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson in 1948, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in geology from Miami University of Ohio, and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. He worked for the U.S. Geological Survey before he taught geology at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and the University of Akron, the latter where he was Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Professor of Geology. Dr. Wingard served several terms of elected office for the Stow-Munroe Falls School Board, Stow City Council, and Ohio State House of Representatives.
Dr. Wingard had a passion for antiques, thrift stores, flea markets and bargains. He loved rummaging through boxes of secondhand goods. In retirement, he lived his dream as an auctioneer for estate sales, storage units and government agencies.
Dr. Wingard was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dale. He is survived by his wife of 3 1/2 years, Sandra, and his children: Skye (Rock) Leonard, Elizabeth (Stephen) Wascak, Kevin (Lori) Wingard, Kimberley (Ian) Wrisley and Eric Wingard, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his brother and best friend, Dr. Daniel Wingard, and sisters: Nancy (Tobias) Winters, Mary Dashnaw and Sally (Charles) Lambach as well as his stepchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A memorial service will take place on June 19 at 7 p.m. at Riverwood Chapel, 1407 Fairchild Ave., Kent. A visitation reception will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Magnolia Gardens Cemetery, Covington, Tenn.
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