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Paul J. Blau

February 19, 1957 December 10, 2020
Paul J. Blau
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FLORENCE – Paul J. Blau, 63, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2020, from complications due to Glioblastoma. Paul was born on February 19, 1957 in Covington, Kentucky. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Paul managed his illness with strength and grace. Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Blau; father, James Blau; and step-father, Bud Fugate. Left to mourn his passing are his daughters, Amanda (Gene) Schadler and Alicia Blau; mother, Jackie Fugate; brothers, Jeff (Kim) Blau, Mike (Robbin) Blau, and Steve Blau; sisters, Shay (Tom) Lemker, Debbie (Gerald) Smith, and Ami Blau; granddaughters, Kendall Blau and Brittani Schadler, Taylor and Jordan Blau; and grand dog, Duke. One of his biggest accomplishments was being a grandfather. He loved his three granddaughters and he was their hero. When he wasn’t spending time with them, he loved playing golf on Sundays. He was also gifted with the ability to help coach and mold the girls from the start of the recreational softball leagues, travel teams, and Simon Kenton, St. Henry, and Holy Cross softball teams. No one will ever forget him being the best Santa Claus. He was dedicated to his work, spending 45 years in different departments within the Winegardner & Hammons Hotel Group. Despite his diagnosis, Paul was able to continue working as a bookkeeper at Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, until the week after his diagnosis. A Celebration of Life will be held at Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Boulevard, Erlanger, KY 41018, on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to Hoxworth Blood Center, Financial Services, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670055, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0055, or online at: Stith Funeral Home, Florence, Kentucky is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at:

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Celebration of Life




4:00 PM 12/17/2020 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/17/2020 8:00:00 PM
Holiday Inn Airport

1717 Airport Exchange Boulevard
Erlanger, KY 41018

Holiday Inn Airport
1717 Airport Exchange Boulevard Erlanger 41018 KY
United States

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