Paul moved to Florida in 1999, and led Duffy’s Sports Grill’s expansion to nearly 30 restaurants. His focus on customer service, and providing a great sports environment, was legendary.
Nearly everyone in South Florida knew Paul. He was a ubiquitous presence among employees and customers, and represented the chain on TV ads.
A dedicated community volunteer, he served on the board of directors for the Palm Beach County Economics Council, and the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Paul died Tuesday, of complications from cancer. He was 62.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Geri; 3 children, Heather, Jason and Alexander; his father, Jay, and 2 brothers, Steven and Andrew.
A large crowd celebrated Paul’s life on Saturday. A video tribute included many scenes from Paul’s joyful days at Compo, Staples, and growing up on Prospect Road.