LETTER: ‘Papa Eddie’ will always be loved

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

To the Editor:

Many of you knew Ed Paschal. Many of you knew him as friend, commissioner or colleague. I knew him simply as Papa Eddie. He was my boys’ grandfather; they loved him beyond measure, and he loved them the same. I’m thankful that my boys had Papa in their lives. His values and the way he lived his life certainly spilled over to them.

I’m thankful he was there to help me and my husband, with his gentleness and abundance of love, raise them to be the men they are today. I, too, loved and respected him; he was always there for me as well. I feel sorry for the world today because he is no longer in it, but his sweet spirit will always be in the ones he loved the most.

Thank you, Papa, for your love.

Sheila D. Skula