Paul William Del Vecchio
November 16, 1935 ~ April 13, 2019
Paul William Del Vecchio passed away on April 13th, 2019. Paul died of natural causes and was at peace when he died, Born in New Haven, Connecticut to Paul and Margaret (Toth) Del Vecchio, Paul moved to Southern California with his family when in his teens. There he attended high school with such Hollywood luminaries as Natalie Wood, etc. and began his lifelong adventure with snow skiing. He was a long time resident of South lake Tahoe.
In his early professional life, Paul was an outstanding sales representative for Revlon cosmetics in the Tahoe region and beyond in California. How outstanding was Paul? So outstanding that the company awarded him and his wife, Joyce, with an all paid trip to Europe. Later, Paul opened a greengrocery business “Paul’s Produce” selling produce to Tahoe local restaurants, including Heavenly Ski Resort. Paul served in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve in Van Nuys, Ca from 1952-1960.
But, Paul showed his true passion for life in his “hobbies”: Paul was a 63 year long snow skier with a beautiful “Stein Ericksen” skiing technique: feet together, gliding gracefully down the most difficult terrain. Paul enjoyed working for Heavenly as a ski patroller. As the weather warmed up, Paul could be found fishing the many opportunities in the Tahoe region and in New Zealand where he vacationed for six months. He also was an avid sailor, plying Lake Tahoe in his boat, the Moulin Rouge, and the Pacific coast with his many buddies. And, let’s not forget Paul’s beautiful speaking/singing voice. He could be heard singing at Valhalla and Kareoke at Rojo’s and Tep’s Villa Roma. This was a man with a great smile and a passion for life!!
There will be a memorial/celebration of life for Paul on May 13th at 5:30 p.m. at 2585 Elwood Avenue in the Tahoe Sierra Tract. All are invited to come and share memories of Paul. Donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the International Olympic Committee or Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.