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Paul Nestor


Paul Nestor, died on February 21, 2020 atht age of 93; he was born February 16, 1927, in New London, OH, to Francis E. and Elizabeth Marie (Day) Nestor. He attended Clarksfield Elementary School graduated from New London High School inn 1945. He served in the United States Marine Corps following which he attended Arizona State University before graduating from Ohio State and Bowling Green Universities. Paul married Marie Antoinette Abbruzzese, daughter of Nicholas and Valeria (Bracaloni) Abbruzzese in St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, Columbus, OH. Paul and Marie were blessed with four sons, Kevin Paul, Christopher Milan, Michael Edward and Tobin Aloysius. Paul's career was in education, coaching football, track and basketball, and in school administration; coaching state championship teams in football (Bishop Ready High School, Columbus, OH in 1983) and track & field (Paulding High School in 1960). He was inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in April 2003. Paul received many coaching awards culminating with the Columbus Shamrock Club's Woody Hayes Award and the Columbus Dispatch's Lou Berliner Award in 2002 for excellence in coaching high school athletics. His career included serving in the Clyde, OH; Paulding, OH; Bowling Green, OH; Saginaw, MI Arthur Hill; Columbus, OH Father Wehrle; New London, OH; Columbus, OH Bishop Ready; Wickenburg, AZ; Salome, AZ Bicentennial; Marietta, OH; and Zanesville, OH Bishop Rosecrans High Schools. Paul is survived by sons, Kevin (Paula) of Mansfield, Christopher of Columbus and Tobin "Toby" (Christine) of Zanesville; grandchildren, Melissa, Allison (Chris) March, Stephanie (Kyle) Brown, Kaitlyn and Garrett Nestor; Cara and Paul Nestor; Nicholas Nestor and Madison Landkrohn; great-grandsons, Wyatt and Miles March; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Tom) Nestor and Darlaine (Richard) Nestor and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, wife, and mother and father-in-law, he is preceded in death by one son, Michael Nestor; brothers, Tom, Bill, and Richard Nestor; brother-in-law, John (Paula) Slupski and sister-in-law Phyllis Buchanan, grandparents, Thomas and Mary (Langdon) Nestor and Albert and Florence (Jones) Day. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus (with a Prayer Service at 7:45 p.m). Funeral Mass 11 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel (within the grounds of St. Joseph Cemetery), 6440 S. High St., Lockbourne, concluding with burial and Military Honors in the cemetery. To sign the online register book or send a personal condolence note please visit DIRECTION OF HILLIS, COMBS & NESTOR FUNERAL HOME, ZANESVILLE, OH. ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT HILLIS, COMBS & NESTOR at (740) 452-5494.