Paul Glischinski 03/12/1952-12/27/2023





Memorial Service

Graveside Service

SF Bay Area native Paul Edward Glischinski passed away at his home in La Grange, CA, December 27, 2023 following a long illness.  He was 71.

Paul was born at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA on March 12, 1952. He was the third child and first son in what would grow to be a close-knit family of six children born to parents Edward and Lorna Glischinski.

Paul and siblings Mary, Rita, Sally, Herb and John grew up in Daly City, CA in a family defined by abundant love, hard work, music, fun and mischief.  They forged an unbreakable bond, joined by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who literally shared the Glischinski home whenever there was a need. 

After his junior year at Riordan High School, Paul started working in the printing industry. When he graduated from Riordan High School in 1970, he pursued printing as his career. He ultimately owned his own printing company, Overnight Printing, operating for over 25 years in San Francisco. 

Paul, a natural athlete and a gifted baseball, softball and football player, was by all accounts a tenacious, tough young man whose focus and determination were on display from a very young age. Throughout his life he loved cheering for his Bay Area sports teams: 49ers, Giants and Warriors.

Paul was known as much for his grit as for his kindness and caring, spending many years coaching young people in baseball and softball. He delighted in getting to know and help the youth and parents who crossed his path.

Paul’s courage was tested repeatedly. His strength of will carried him when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer 20 years before his passing.  He was a friend of Bill W for more than 25 years, making and influencing many friends on his own journey. Many thanks to his Sponsor and closest friend for over 20 years, Joey Smith, for always being there for Paul.

In 2010 Paul met and later married the love of his life, Robynn Turner. The couple moved to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where they enjoyed a simple life rich in things Paul loved: his roses (and all his flowers), his dogs, especially his trusted dog Ruby, fishing, reading, and Robynn. Paul and Robynn were true soulmates. 

Paul’s legacy is carried on by his beloved wife Robynn, his children William and Julie (Jerry), six grandchildren and one great grandchild, along with siblings Mary Edmund (Bill), Herb Glischinski (Connie), John Glischinski (Diane), nieces, nephews and a wide circle of friends. 

Paul was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Sally and Rita. 

A private celebration of life is planned for the spring of 2024. Donations are welcome in Paul’s name to the Hospice of the Sierra (20100 Cedar Road North, Sonora, CA 95370), whose love and compassion carried him through his final days and weeks. 

To quote a friend, “A truly good friend is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to replace.” You are irreplaceable, Paul.  Love you always.