In Loving Memory of Kenrick Aloysious Paul
A loving, faithful, selfless, & dedicated man
On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Kenrick Aloysious Paul, also known as Kenny, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 58. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his death.
His journey here on earth began on December 5th, 1961 in St. Georges, Grenada to Leatha Veronica and Arthur Paul. He was very close to his siblings, Cherryl and Claudia whom are the eldest in age followed by Ann (also known as Rhoda), Nadia, and Augustine (also known as Kim). The Paul family relocated to Belmont, St. Georges, where their home is still currently. Kenrick received his primary school education at St. Georges RC Boys School. He then attended St. John’s Christian Secondary School, also known as Schapers School. Later, Kenrick went on to complete his further education at The Institute for Furthering Education also known as IFE. Kenrick finding a love for Economics and having a fond interest in global affairs, traveled to Russia where he studied Economics. Kenrick later made his way to the United States in 1983.
Kenrick had a very strong work ethic and wanted to provide the best life for his family. Trying new things, Kenrick pursued and obtained his Real Estate License. He started his higher education at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), where he received his Associates in Business Administration. He then went on to receiving his Bachelors of Art in Economics at Baruch College. Remaining firm in his belief that obtaining knowledge is power, Kenrick went on to pursue his Masters of Art in Economics at New York University (NYU). While he pursued his education, Kenrick worked diligently at the United Nations (UN) in Manhattan, New York for 36 years. Starting his work in the mailroom and computer-room at the UN in his early twenties, Kenrick’s ethos for hard-work and dedication were the cornerstone to advance his career. In 1991, Kenrick made the courageous step to accept an opportunity in Santiago, Chile where he lived with his wife and eldest daughter for three years. Then later returning to New York, he began his new position as Peacekeeping Finance Officer at the UN. Touching the hearts of so many through mentorship within the organization, he will never be forgotten.
During Kenrick’s early years in the U.S, he married the love of his life, Sherib Parmal Paul of St. George’s, Grenada in 1987. They welcomed their first son, Dwayne Kenny Drayton Paul, who then sadly passed away. In 1989, they welcomed their first daughter Sharifa Sonya Paul, followed by their second daughter Keisha Shavon Paul, born in 1994. Three years later, they welcomed their last child, Dexter David Paul, born in 1997.
Following the legacy of their father for acquiring knowledge, after graduating from Kellenberg Memorial High School, Sharifa pursued her Bachelors in Science in Biology at the University of Massachusetts and then received her Masters of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology/Human Resources Management at Touro College. She continues her career working as an HR advisor in the Financial Services Industry. Keisha pursued her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science at Quinnipiac University and then went on to receive her Masters of Science in Medical Sciences at the University of Vermont. She works as a Clinical Researcher continuing her journey in medicine. Dexter recently graduated from the University of Delaware receiving his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. Working as a medical assistant, he also continues his pursuit in medicine. Kenrick never failed to remind his children of how unbelievably proud he was of them. He took pride and joy in their successes. All he ever wanted was to make sure they were taken care of and received a good education. His legacy will continue through each of his children.
Kenrick’s sole purpose on this earth was to live a life like Christ. His faith in Jesus Christ was the center of his life and the foundation he created with his loving family. He was a fearless man because he always had Christ. He never failed to mention how proud he was that his family, wife and children, had a strong foundation and trust in God. Kenrick’s wisdom, understanding, kindness, and selflessness stemmed from the unconditional love he had as he walked through his journey with the Lord. He respected everyone’s views but remained steadfast in his spirituality. Kenrick had unwavering faith, and as he is still human, he never was ashamed to admit his doubts. He always said that “doubt is the steel wires in the concrete of faith.” Kenrick’s home parish was St. Boniface Church in Long Island, New York where he was an active member. Kenrick always found a way to give back and wholeheartedly made donations to Sisters of the Poor and several more organizations.
Kenrick was always a family man and devoted all the time he had to his family. He enjoyed family time, watching and talking politics, reading, jogging, different activities, such as bowling and mini-golf, and traveling. Kenrick made sure that his family had an understanding to different cultures, people, and history. Throughout his work life and personal life with his family, he traveled the globe. Making stops all across the U.S, experiencing the Wonders of the World, landing in areas of Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe, he left an everlasting impression on those he met in all the places he traveled to. Kenrick will always be remembered by his infectious smile, wisdom, and jovial spirit. He was stubborn as an ox but gentle as a teddy bear, remaining firm with compassion and humility.
Kenrick departs from this earth and leaves endless memories and love with his wife and children: Sherib, Sharifa, Keisha, and Dexter respectively; his siblings: Cheryl, Claudia, Nadia, Augustine, Audrick, Norma, Joy; Brother-in law: Darwin, Mervyn, Montieth, Loxton; Sister-in law: Vivian; Nieces and Nephews: Stephen, Reva, Racqueal, Cyron, Kyle, Ron, Crispin, Jennifer; Great-Nieces: Skylar and AriAnn, and other relatives, cherished friends, and colleagues.
Kenrick will be infinitely missed by all he has crossed paths with during his journey here on earth, but his spirit with unconditional love will live on through all of us. As he always said “See you later alligator… in while crocodile.”
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