Paul R Grace Jr., son of Paul R Grace Sr. and Beverly Smith was born in Washington D.C., where he grew up and spent his whole life in the DC Metropolitan area with his brother, Jim and sister, Mary.
Growing up in the background of the family business, Grace Fuel Oil, in Washington DC and attending St. Francis Xavier and Anacostia Schools... Paul met his closest and most personal friends. Most of which, he is still very close friends with today. There, he also met his only wife, Carolyn Hamilton, and had two children, Paul, the III and Karyn Michelle.
Paul coached many of his son's and daughter's teams and helped many children in the area. He had become so imbedded into the children's lives, that many of the kids, who are now adults, still call him simply by "Coach".
He supported his family while working at Judd & Detweiler printing company, then later moved to the Bureau of Engraving, where he retired.
He then turned to his love of music and showmanship by opening his own business, Unlimited DJ Productions. There, Paul's true personality showed as he acted up on stage and spoke with everyone. He was truly a "people person".
His love of this activity and genuine care for people had him rarely turn down a job. If people didn't have money or were working for a specific cause / charity, Paul, would work for free... Cancer Gala, Relay for Life, Celebrate Youth Day... just to name a few.
Paul also loved the Redskins. It was a weekly event for him, his children, and his friends. Breakfast at Tucker's, arriving at the stadium hours before game time, and grilling out after the game. Don't be late!
His belief in the "good" inside all people... often had him taking people under his wing, that others might cast away. Paul truly touched the lives of many people, young and old, and if only for a brief moment... he put smiles on peoples faces. He was funny and always made you laugh.
We always hear about how important each life is and if any life were removed from their path, how drastic a change it would be for the rest of us...
Well... nothing could be more true, for the case of Paul R Grace Jr. We were all lucky to have crossed his path!!
Buddy-Ro... we're going to miss you!!
7-8-44 to 9-1-2010