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Brother of Jo El Logiudice ’68, Maria Logiudice Gladfelter ’70 & Vicki Logiudice Valley ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 9, 2011

Paul Angelo LOGIUDICE

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LOGIUDICE Paul Angelo Paul Angelo LoGiudice, age
52, of Toledo, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 20th,
2011. Beloved son of Joseph S. Logiudice; loving brother of JoEl (husband-Simon
Levy) LoGiudice, Maria Elena Gladfelter, Vicki (husband-John) Valley, Bill
(wife-Paula) LoGiudice, Joseph (wife-Lisa) LoGiudice, Vito (wife-Holly)
LoGiudice, Francis (wife-Honie) LoGiudice; cherished uncle of 4 nephews and 11
nieces; and compassionate friend of everyone whose lives he touched. His mother,
Marie Claire Surgi LoGiudice, preceded Paul in death. He was born and raised in
Toledo, Ohio, attended St. Jude Catholic Grade School and Central Catholic High
School. Paul Angelo LoGiudice was a gifted artist, prolific inventor,
inspirational member of the Calphalon team at Newell Rubbermaid, dedicated
volunteer of the arts, involved member of Old West End Historical Preservation,
passionate gardener, and devoted supporter of Gay Pride initiatives in Toledo
and Atlanta. Paul had almost 30 years of experience in the kitchen housewares
industry. He started his career in retail, working as a manager for a gourmet
specialty shop, then expanded upon his love for the culinary movement by
becoming a housewares sales representative. In 1987, Paul began working for the
Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company, known today as Calphalon. Paul proceeded
to spend the rest of his career building, expanding and cultivating the
Calphalon brand. His gift for design eventually earned him the responsibility of
Director of Product Design in 1995. Paul’s influence over product design led to
many inventions and 27 patents. In 1999 he was recognized for his successes and
received the prestigious Newell Rubbermaid Award, Paul was a pioneer and
chairman of the Newell Rubbermaid employee resource group OPEN (Out and Proud
for Equality at Newell Rubbermaid). As a result, one of the foundations that has
been established in his name is with Youth Pride, Inc., an organization which
provides critical services to create a safe haven for LGBTQQ youth in Atlanta,
Georgia. Another one of his many passions was gardening, and plans are to create
a memorial in his honor at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The family will hold
two events in Toledo in celebration of Paul’s many accomplishments and
contributions. On Saturday, October 22 from noon to 3 p.m., friends and family
will have visitation in the GlasSalon at the Toledo Museum of Art, Glass
Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. Toledo, Ohio and from 6 p.m. to midnight a Halloween
celebration will take place to honor Paul, to share in his memory and celebrate
a life filled with unique passion, unconditional friendships and eccentric
vision. For invitation information go to: paulsfarewelltour2011.com Other events will take place including
a special gathering hosted by his colleagues at Newell Rubbermaid at Paul’s
Morningside Cabin in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1st and interment at St. Louis
Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana, in the family mausoleum on November 11th.
Donations can be made in Paul’s memory to the Agnes Reynolds Jackson Arboretum
in Toledo, the Toledo Museum of Art – Green initiatives – Green for You
Campaign, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Youth Pride of Atlanta,
Georgia.

Published in Toledo Blade from
October 2 to October 3, 2011

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