Friday, February 8, 2013

Celebrate Life

Paul Edgar Titus
September 8, 1921- February 8, 2013

My grandpa grew up during the depression learning that the only way to make a life is through hard work and perseverance. As a kid he remembered how he and his brother shared a room and often woke up with snow on their pillows as it had blown through the cracks in the walls.

He built his first house for he and my grandma with his own hands, actually digging the foundation with a hand shovel after his long day at work.

He served in the Navy during World War II. He started his own house building business and built many beautiful homes for families in Michigan.

He taught me how to fish and love the outdoors,
He taught me to go out and be driven to accomplish goals,
He taught me to have high expectations of myself and others,
He taught me how to laugh at myself,
He taught me to how to live.

He will be greatly missed.
Fishing with my Ryan
The last time we were all together. Thanksgiving 2012


  1. Kathy, I am so sorry! Prayers for you and your family. Your grandfather was a remarkable man.

  2. Thanks so much Alex. I know he's happy to be finally with my grandma again.

  3. Sorry for your lose. It looks like he lived a long and happy life. My grandfather was in the navy during WWII as well.

  4. My dragon heart goes to you, but remember he'll keep living in your heart and in the things he taught you. *hugs*

  5. My heart goes out to you. What a wonderful grandfather and example on how you're supposed to live life. And my father served in WWII in the Navy.

  6. This is a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss *hugs

  7. so sorry for your loss. A lovely tribute to a lovely man.

  8. What a great way to honor your grandpa! Thanks for sharing with us. The pics are great!

  9. I'm sorry to hear that. My grandpa died a couple of years ago, and I still miss him every day.

  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. Grandparents teach us so many amazing things and love us so much that we feel a void in their absence. He'll always stay with you all in your hearts :)

  11. Sorry to hear about your loss Kathy. This is a lovely tribute, it sounds like he was a wonderful inspiration in your life.

  12. So sorry to hear about this, Kathy. He sounded like one amazing Grandpa and the things he taught you will, I'm sure, be passed on to future generations so that his memory will live on. Take care.