Paul Edward Marcum

December 22, 1966 ‒ November 30, 2018

Ostrander, Ohio

Paul Edward Marcum, 51, of Ostrander passed away Friday afternoon, November 30, 2018 at his residence.

He was born December 22, 1966 in Columbus, Ohio to Glenville “Red” Marcum Sr. and Loretta (Taylor) Marcum. Paul graduated from Buckeye Valley High School and the Delaware Joint Vocational School and worked at the Delaware County Board of Disabilities in data entry and special projects.

Paul attended Warrensburg United Methodist Church and was a former board member for Delaware Creative Housing. He enjoyed listening to classic rock and roll music, especially Van Halen, Def Leppard and Led Zeppelin. He also liked watching Science Fiction movies and painting when able. Very intelligent, Paul loved technology and computers. He was also an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Loretta Marcum of Ostrander; brothers, John (Kay) Marcum of Marengo, Kenneth (Debbie) Marcum of Jack’s Creek, Tennessee, David (Linda) Marcum of Delaware, and Dave (Lori) McGinness of Hartwood, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews also survive, as well as nursing staff who were very vital to his life.

Paul was preceded in death by his father and his brother Glenville “Marc” Marcum Jr.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:00 am with Pastor Kathy Hobson officiating. Burial will follow in Newhouse Cemetery in Ostrander.

Contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Marcum family.

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  • I worked with Paul for many years, he was a true gentleman and loved what he did. He taught me some great life lessons. My deepest condolences to the family.

  • Paul was always kind and knowledgeable. He was one of my trainers when I started a new position and was very patient with me. He was always great to talk to. His spirit will be missed!

  • Paul taught me everything I knew about billing at DCBDD and he loved to remind me of this, with a grin on his face, every chance he could. We had many discussions about music, politics, and community accessibility. His intelligence, talents, and advocacy are to be admired. He was not only a coworker but a good friend.

  • You will be missed my friend. You really made my last few years of school enjoyable. Then I found you again on facebook and it was like we didnt skip a beat. Much love my friend.

  • Paul you will be missed by your Habitat for Humanity Family. Every time I visited on behalf of Habitat, I sure enjoyed hearing about you and your family. I remember the time you told me that you honored your brother Marc by listening to Christmas music every Christmas Eve, because Marc sure enjoyed Christmas music. On Christmas Eve, I think of you and Marc when I hear Christmas music. May God bless your family with many precious memories.