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Paul Allan Sheridan

April 2, 1965 - April 12, 2019

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Edenton Street United Methodist Church
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Saturday, April 20, 2019
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2:00 PM

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Paul Allan Sheridan, proud Irishman and friend to all, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 after an eight month battle with brain cancer.

Paul’s final days were spent in his Fuquay Varina home, with family and friends by his side.

A native New Yorker, Paul was born April 2, 1965 to Irish-Canadian parents, Gerald and Shirley Sheridan. He completed the 1986 Justice Honors Program at American University, Washington, DC and graduated from Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia in 1987 where he was a proud member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Paul graduated from Campbell University’s Norman A. Wiggins School of Law in Buies Creek, NC with a Juris Doctor degree in 1992. Paul’s legal career began at Safran Law Offices followed by a partnership in the firm of Vann & Sheridan. In 2013, Paul was a founding partner in the law firm of Hannah, Sheridan & Cochran.

Paul’s legal career focused on civil litigation, construction and lien law. He was a guest speaker and lecturer, a published author, a member of the NC Bar Association and was involved in many legal and community organizations including Habitat for Humanity. Throughout his career, Paul was recognized as one of Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite Attorneys. Paul’s other career pursuits included several years as CFO of G.F. Sheridan, Inc, his father’s construction firm in Manhattan and three years in Tucson, Arizona developing real estate.

Paul greeted everyone with a smile and effortlessly made new friends. He was an eternal optimist, even in the most difficult of times. Paul made personal connections with everyone - from Rockefeller Center business leaders, to hard working construction workers and car mechanics. No one loved a good time more than Paul! In his quest for fun, Paul discovered the Caribbean’s best dirt-floored bars, sampled every back-alley-late-night establishment in Greenwich Village, was an energetic Parrothead at Buffett concerts, joyously earned at least 22 motor vehicle (speed) violations and waged many to-the-death kneeboarding wars on local lakes. He was humble, never boasted or complained and always offered a helping hand.

Paul was a yankee-born southern gentleman, an avid boatsman, a life-long hockey fan and an adventurous world traveler. Paul genuinely lived life to the fullest! Without a doubt, Paul’s four children were his proudest achievements - Will, Ryan, Savannah and Blake. He spoiled them with non-stop fun no matter the damage to body or bank account. Paul motor crossed with Will and Ryan, never missed a 4:30 am ice hockey practice and spent
hours with his oldest sons tinkering under their car hoods. Blake was Paul’s “mini-me” and built lego masterpieces with his dad. And as Paul’s only daughter, Savannah held the key to her father’s heart and was the apple of his eye.

Paul is survived by his children, Will, Ryan, Savannah and Blake; brother, Philip; and many Canadian aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be missed by many including fiancé, Koreen English and her daughter Vanessa; dear friend, David Warren and his NC family Betsy, Byron and Charlotte Saintsing. In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his sister, Jane.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton St Raleigh, North Carolina 27603. The family will receive friends and family immediately after the service. A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held at Will's house afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, a “Gift From the Heart” donation can be made in Paul’s name to Habitat for Humanity at habitat.org/Donate.
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Paul and Dave Warren. Buddies. These two allowed Richard Prosser and I to join them on several fun-filled dude outings. New York, Washington DC, Ocean Isle, and Raleigh rooftops have never been the same. It's still hard to believe Paul is gone. I trusted and loved him. We are all better people for having know Paul.
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RALEIGH, NC 27603

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