Paul Everett Grandstaff
July 5, 1954 - July 28, 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Jason Duvall
Julie Finnell
Joanne Shattuck
Heather Kautzky
Penny Robertson
Julia A Buckingham
Theresa Clift
Janet Clift
Manish
Steven Turner
Steven Turner
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Visitation
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 8/14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Service
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 8/14, 11:00 am
Memorial

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be given to the Salvation Army at https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ways-to-give or to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at https://www.abvimichigan.org/your-help/donate-now/. Share memories and leave condolences at www.soller-baker.com

 

Paul Everett Grandstaff, 67, of Lafayette, formerly of Everett, WA and Long Beach, CA, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born July 5, 1954, in Santa Monica, CA, to Charles and Marilyn (Schanbacher) Grandstaff. He was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and Purdue University.…

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Mario Goldgorin left a message on August 14, 2021:
Many years ago I met Paul at the TRW cafeteria where the TRW wargamers club was meeting regularly for gaming sessions. There he kindly invited me to join him,his family, and some friends at their home for weekly gaming and share their hospitality, and why not, some food. It was long sessions for games, fun, and chat in a wonderful and unforgettable place. We shared our own stories and experiences, and Paul, Barbara, Ben, and Lizzy became a second family for me away from home. Paul, a kind and caring soul, who did take little effort to befriend and appreciate. He will be deeply missed by me who knew and valued him. I want to express my condolences to Barbara, Ben, and Lizzy for their great loss and that his memory in your hearts will give you strength,and peace to go through this very difficult time. Paul, dear friend, rest in peace. Mario
Jason Duvall left a message on August 14, 2021:
I first met Paul many years ago in the cafeteria of TRW. Little did I know at the time that the person I was playing board games with would have such a powerful impact on my life. Paul took a young man from a broken family and welcomed him into his home and family. He was a mentor and a friend. He was instrumental in me becoming the man I am today. I am thankful for him sharing his faith with me and of all of the long talks that we have had. I will miss him but I know that I will see him again one day. My condolences to Barb, Ben and Lizzy for your loss. He is irreplaceable. I look forward to seeing you soon. My condolences to you all
Jason Duvall left a message on August 14, 2021:
In memory of Paul Everett Grandstaff, Jason Duvall lit a candle
Brian Spring left a message on August 13, 2021:
Paul reported to me during the last years of his Boeing career. Paul was a revered colleague a confidante, a friend to me and to all he worked with. Paul was an extraordinary man who made so many contributions across his 30+ year, a storied career at McDonnel Douglass and Boeing. He was an Engineer, Associate Technical Fellow, an innovator, a coach and mentor. He was so proud to develop and help students execute keystone projects with his alma mater, Purdue and our Boeing interns; and, establishing a Fellowship Coaching team and process -> all of which are now part of his Boeing legacy. While he was all of that and more, I believe that Paul’s most treasured role was that of a husband, father, and friend. Not a day passed that he did not talk about his beautiful bride, how much he loved and appreciated her, how much he loved and how proud he was of his son and daughter. I feel as if I know them all. I don’t think he met a person that did not become his friend. I for one am a better person for having known and worked with Paul and will forever miss my friend. Godspeed Paul and my deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends!
Craig Stetson left a message on August 13, 2021:
Paul was a precious friend, mentor, and colleague to me for these past five years. We worked together, helped each other, and shared laughs every day at work. He invested wholeheartedly in the people around him, which benefited and uplifted many other people as well. I will always remember his laughter, care, encouragement, creativity, and wit. My condolences.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Julie Finnell left a message on August 12, 2021:
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family with the loss of your father. May God give peace and comfort during the time of sadness.
Bruce Roberts left a message on August 9, 2021:
I was fortunate enough to have worked with Paul these last 5 years. Paul was always willing to help no matter what silly questions I may have asked of him. I could tell that Paul was a happy person and loved life. I was so saddened to hear of his sudden passing. I send my thoughts and prayers to his family and thank you all for sharing such a kind generous man with us all. Bruce
Alan R. Ford left a message on August 6, 2021:
I will miss Paul very much. He introduced me to War-gaming and D&D. I fondly remember many weekends gaming and spending good times with the gentleman. My most sincere condolences to Barb, Ben and Lizzy.
Connee Sauley left a message on August 5, 2021:
Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort. David and Connee
Joanne Shattuck left a message on August 5, 2021:
Dearest Barbara, Ben and Lizzy; I was so heartbroken to learn of Paul's passing. Sharing in your great sadness. What an incredible man with great stories and humor! I will treasure the fond memories. I feel honored and blessed to have known and worked with Paul and your family. Rest in Peace my friend.
Heather Kautzky left a message on August 4, 2021:
Paul was a wonderful man to work with. Always a positive influence.
Penny Robertson left a message on August 4, 2021:
In memory of Paul Everett Grandstaff, Penny Robertson lit a candle
Julia A Buckingham left a message on August 4, 2021:
I was sad to hear of the loss of Paul. We worked in the same area at the Boeing company. We did not know each other well enough to say more than, "Hello." in the hallway. What I will remember is that his hello was always accompanied by a large warm smile. When I read that he had an impact on many people I was not surprised. God speed to you Paul. The people in your wake will feel love each time they think of you.
Frances and Pascal left a message on August 1, 2021:
To his family, we can't imagine your feeling of loss. Paul was a kind, generous, funny, gentle soul. He shall be greatly missed. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" We will cherish our memories. Our deepest sympathies to Barbara, Ben and Lizzie, as well as their extended families. P&F
Theresa Clift left a message on August 1, 2021:
Paul was a really fun and interesting guy, and I'm sad that I did not have more time to take him around Lafayette and listen to him reminisce about his youth here, and play D&D with him, and discuss home engineering quandaries with him. But I am glad we got the opportunity to do all of these things a little
Janet Clift left a message on August 1, 2021:
In memory of Paul Everett Grandstaff, Janet Clift lit a candle
Manish left a message on August 1, 2021:
In memory of Paul Everett Grandstaff, Manish lit a candle
Janet Clift left a message on August 1, 2021:
Uncle Paul really had a large impact on my life. I remember fondly when he used to come to Purdue as an Alumni Advisor and would make sure to visit with us and take us out to dinner while here. He loved driving around to see the sights and showed me the Troll under the Bridge in Seattle when I visited.
Charles Clift left a message on August 1, 2021:
Uncle Paul was truly a great person to be part of my life. I grew up not knowing many people that were into the same hobbies as me, but he was. He made me feel like dungeons and dragons, and battle tech were not only fun, but could teach me valuable skills. He supported me on my rocky journey through college and gave me valuable advice on how to find a job. He was fun, and I enjoyed listening to his stories and telling him my own. I'm so glad I saw him one last time over the fourth of July weekend, and he will be dearly missed.
Steven Turner left a message on July 31, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what our family is feeling with the loss of such a great father/husband/uncle. Just know you have a huge family spread across this great country praying for you!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Steven Turner left a message on July 31, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what our family is feeling with the loss of such a great father/husband/uncle. Just know you have a huge family spread across this great country praying for you!
Steven Turner left a message on July 31, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what our family is feeling with the loss of such a great father/husband/uncle. Just know you have a huge family spread across this great country praying for you!
Christina Harris left a message on July 31, 2021:
Paul, you will be missed. I will be praying for all of you.
Ming left a message on July 31, 2021:
We went to school together, and knew each other thru gaming. The memory of thos gaming nights at Krannert are precious. May God give you rest, Paul
Missy Alexander left a message on July 31, 2021:
Paul was my coworker and friend. I will always be grateful for the time and laughter we shared. My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends. 😓🙏❤
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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