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May 21, 2013

Paul A. Demshar

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On May 15, 2013, Paul Arthur Demshar, age 62, went home to the mansion Jesus Christ has prepared for him.

He was born July 17, 1950, in Ashtabula, one of eight children of Gabriel and Bertha (Bjorkman) Demshar. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1968 after having attended his first 11 school years in Geneva. He played football, baseball, and basketball and was a star athlete. It was in high school where he met the love of his life, Jenny White.

After high school, Paul received his B.A. degree from Malone College in Canton, Ohio in 1972. He passed the CPA exam in 1976. Following college, he worked for the Department of Army in Joliet, Ill. He was a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, as well as a Special Agent in Criminal Investigation with the IRS. Paul was also employed with Ernst & Ernst, then known as one of the Big Eight CPA firms in the country.

He started his own CPA practice in Ashtabula in 1980 under the name of Paul A. Demshar, CPA, Inc. Since then he had become a licensed financial advisor.

Paul had been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants; on the Board of Directors and Treasurer for Projecto Luz, a Cleveland-based agency providing support for Latinos and African Americans living with AIDS; Past President and Board Member of the Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Association; former Board Member of the American Red Cross, Youth for Christ, and Samaritan House; Member of the Board of Trustees of Malone College and the Malone College M-1000 Club; a Friend of Boston University; member of Ashtabula City Revolving Loan and Funds Committee; acting City Auditor during the city of Ashtabula’s fiscal emergency era; former member of the Ways and Means Committee of North Central Ohio Church of the Nazarene; member of the NCO Church of the Nazarene Management Group; and served as the CPA for the NCO Church of the Nazarene.

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