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Wednesday August 26, 2015

Paul Stephan Kropp
February 22, 1948 - August 22, 2015

Author, publisher, husband, father and grandfather extraordinaire, Paul Kropp died suddenly after a brief battle with cancer.
  Born in Buffalo, Paul brought his family to Canada in 1970. As a young teacher, he began writing for his struggling students. He ultimately wrote over 70 books and co-founded High Interest Publishing. Paul will be remembered by the generations of reluctant readers whose lives he touched with his books.
  A true Renaissance Man, Paul enjoyed playing his grand piano, crafting stained glass, studying Italian, cooking elegant meals, traveling, playing croquet, and serving his church and community. Paul's most important legacy is his family, who will miss him terribly. He is survived by his wife, Lori Jamison; his sons, Alex, Justin (Michelle) and Jason; his stepdaughter, Jennifer (Micah) Weintraub; and his precious grandchildren, Hayden and Rachel Kropp and Jacob Weintraub; as well as his sister, Lois Nenno (Deke Johnson); and his brother, Philip Kropp.
  A memorial service will be held on September 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto. Those wishing to commemorate Paul's life in some way are invited to make a donation to Metropolitan United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society and to vote NDP in the coming election.

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