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James Lee Paradise
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1953
Bay City
Bay County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2010
Orlando
Orange County
Florida, USA

Jim Paradise was a family man, father of two, and a park ranger for Orange County Parks & Recreation for 28 years. He felt strongly about the park system and environment issues. He was a warm person and a wonderful friend. He smiled readily, joked often and could always be relied upon to raise your spirits. Even if you hadn't seen him for years, you felt as if you'd never been apart. He is deeply missed by his family and many friends. He fully realized the true value of life.

Quote - On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world. - Henry David Thoreau

OBITUARY:
James Lee Paradise, 56, passed away February 22, 2010 in Orlando, FL. Mr. Paradise was born December 8, 1953 in Bay City, Michigan. He was employed by Orange County as a Park Ranger for the past 28 yrs, a job he truly enjoyed. James loved the outdoors and was a fan of NASCAR Racing. He is survived by his wife, Diane Paradise; two children, Robert James and Katherine Diane Paradise all of Orlando, FL; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Leo and Paulette Paradise of E. Tawas, MI, Gary Emmett and Sandra Paradise of Tavares, FL and Timothy Michael Paradise of Essexville, MI; mother and father-in-law, Aurora "Lola" and Will Mendoza; sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Wes Ling and Lisa and Thomas Belli; and eleven nieces and nephews.

 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Dee Ferris
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49079671
James Lee Paradise
Added by: Dee Ferris
 
 
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Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson
- Dee Ferris
 Added: Mar. 4, 2010
 
 
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