Nicholas Paul Pirolo
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October 22, 1935 ~ March 13, 2012

Nicholas Paul Pirolo, died March 13, 2012, at age 76. He was born to Nicholas and Magdalene Erbach Pirolo in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. After graduating from Sheboygan High School ('53), he went to Central Bible College and to Southern California College, while also in the Navy Reserves. He taught at Bethany College in Santa Cruz, California before moving to Japan as a missionary. He spent his life teaching English as a Second Language, retiring from San Diego, California to Washington in 2002. A man of faith, he was active in the Christian church his whole life.
He is survived by Ruth Pirolo, wife of 48 years; sons, Daniel Pirolo, David Pirolo, Nick Pirolo and Jonathan Pirolo; daughter, Darlene Bocek; and twelve grandchildren. A memorial service was held March 17th at Gateway Community Church in Washougal, Washington.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 1, 2012.
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April 28, 2012
Paul was a wonderful son-in-law. I was most impressed by his attentiveness to Ruth. He was thoughtful and did little things for me that I couldn't figure out, like changing the clock time in the car. I am missing him very much.
Grace Lowe
April 27, 2012
What a privilege to have know Paul and to have his friendship. God's light shone through him so brightly.
Donna Proctor
April 26, 2012
Paul was a faithful man of God. We were privileged to have him and Ruth live near us the last five years. We enjoyed many fun times together sightseeing, Sunriver, and the beach. We will miss him a lot.
Forrest and Diana Paul
April 24, 2012
I'm so happy to have known him. My dad was a man of conviction, who knew how to support people in prayer. I miss his voice, but know that I will hear him sing again when I am reunited with him in heaven.
Nick Pirolo
April 24, 2012
Paul was a great example to me of a Jesus-loving father and husband. I will miss watching him interact with our daughter, as he adored her and she him.
Sara Pirolo
April 24, 2012
Mr. Pirolo was a quiet, loving and a humble man. He always reminded me of great godly grandfathers and I always thought how awesome it would have been to have him as my father. He will always be remembered by his gentleness by all who have been around him.
Yuce Kabakci
April 22, 2012
He was a quiet, sincere devoted christian man. A father, brother, grandfather to some, a husband to one, but an inspiration to us all.
Jonathan Pirolo
April 21, 2012
So thankful to have known Paul. Such a focused life is kingdom matters. Such a loving pride in his children also serving the Lord. such a quiet humility and gentleness. May his life continue to bear much fruit as we remember his example and delight in the Lord. Yes, it always seems too soon, and too soon we will join Paul in the awesome presence of the Savior. While there is yet time...
Connie Rosenquist
April 1, 2012
Miss you, Pop!
Nick Pirolo
April 1, 2012
I remember Uncle Paul as a quiet and sincere man who obviously loved God and family. I also have fond memories of our Thanksgiving football games in the park years ago in Santa Ana. "... to live is Christ, to die is gain." His gain, our loss, but we will see him again!
Greg Pirolo
April 1, 2012
Uncle Paul was such a great man. He was so devoted to God and his family. He will be greatly missed.
Dawna Tangen
Dawna Tangen
April 1, 2012
Mr. Pirolo was a faithful man of God and a cornerstone in the faith. He was a man I could look up to as a young Christian learning and growing in the Lord. He leaves a legacy behind with a loving family that carry on that faith in action to the ends of the earth. You left us too soon but we know that you are far more blessed to be looking at the face of the Father and worshiping at His feet.
Dave Lindberg
April 1, 2012
"It's always too soon". I treasure every minute I had with my dad. He was my inspiration and I miss him terribly. May his impact on this earth be great, and may he never be forgotten. I will always remember his laughter and jokes, all the things he taught me--how to put up a tent, use a screwdriver, drive a car safely, but mostly how to love Jesus. I thank God for giving me him as my dad. He's with his dear Savior now, and I don't begrudge him that, but it still feels too soon.
Darlene Bocek
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