Paul Thomas Bernard
Paul Thomas Bernard, age 76, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Overgaard, AZ on August 25, 2019. He is preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey, one sister, and three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cynthia; his son, Jason; daughter, Jessica Hosack (Brandi); daughter, Julienne Bernard ( Joey Jasman); eight and a half grandchildren: Riley, Zachary, Hayden ( Jason), Elijah, Luke, Camden (Jessica), Tristan, Thomas, and a new arrival (Julienne); two sisters, Sandy Rickenbacker and Donna Reichard; and one brother, Roy Bernard.
Paul was born in Perrysburg in 1942. After high school, he moved to Seattle, WA, where he had a very successful career at the Boeing Company. He retired at 55, moved his family to Phoenix, AZ, and started a very successful home inspection company that lasted 18 years.
Paul was an extremely talented man. If a friend had a building problem, he could fix it. He restored beautiful vintage cars, built several homes for his family, played golf with a passion, fished with fervor, and loved to camp with his family. His motto in life was to "Live each day doing what you love. Enjoy your time on earth and prepare for your homecoming by being loving, kind, unselfish and giving." Paul was well prepared.
Paul was a truly wonderful husband, and a great father, who loved his children and adored his grandchildren. He was a good friend, who was always there to lend a helping hand. Paul was simply special.
A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 12, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear AZ 85338. Condolences for the family may be left at
Published on October 2, 2019


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sean patterson
Oct 10, 2019
Paul was a great man. I looked forward to Friday nights in high school as he would allow the football team to come over and hang out. He was truly a nice and wonderful man who will be missed by so many.
Julie Bernard
Oct 10, 2019
The Memorial is actually on Saturday October 12.