Paul L. Isaak, 88, Sacramento, Calif., passed away Sept. 19, 2012, at Rosewood Terrace Nursing Home, Carmichael, Calif. Services will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, North Highland, Calif., at a date and time to be determined. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Sacramento.
Paul was born March 25, 1924, to Jacob Isaak and Lucille Langhausen, in Golden Valley, where he was raised and attended school. His parents divorced when he was three years old. When his father remarried he live with his stepmother, Alma (Lang) Isaak and his father.
He graduated from Golden Valley High School in 1942 where he was very active in basketball, baseball and had a strong academic record. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and while in the service he was promoted to Staff Sargeant. In 1946, he was discharged from the army and then enlisted in the Reserve Corps as a radar mechanic.
After his time in the service he attended Dickinson State and then graduated from the College of the Pacific in California with a B.A. degree. His life work was in civil service at the McClellan Airforce base.
Paul remained a single man and as he aged his illness of dementia took over his life and forced him to live in an assisted living home and then on to a nursing home.
Paul was a very friendly person and very much liked by those around him. He was active in the Catholic Church, singing in their choir for many years. He enjoyed his many years of fellowship in the Italian Club.
Paul was an avid sports fan, especially following the Oakland A’s baseball. He also enjoyed some trips to Europe.
He is survived by his half-sister, Dorothy (IsaaK) Stockman, and her husband, Richard; his nephews, Bruce and Paul Stockman; and his nieces, Julie Stockman and Kristin Balc.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Alma (Isaak) Weisgerber.