In Loving Memory of Paul Anthony Coscia

Paul Anthony Coscia, also known as Uncle Paul and Crazy OG, passed away suddenly on December 21, 2018.  He rode the train out of this life and Jesus was there to meet him at the first stop. He was 54, born on April 2, 1964 in Waltham, MA, and grew up in San Diego, CA; he had lived in Canon City for a year to be by his family.

Paul was a Master Electrician and owned a Professional Handyman Service, he loved to tinker and build things. Working on cars and Harleys, detailing vehicles, and painting houses were some of his favorite jobs.

He served his country as an Army Ranger, an M16 Sharpshooter and Hand Grenade Expert who received the Special Forces Combat Medal and the Silver Star.

He was rough on the outside, 5150, but that was just the beginning of his story. He had a hard life after his adoption from the time he was 2, but that just helped him appreciate the small joys in life that people are apt to miss. He loved to laugh and could always get everybody going with his silliness. To get the kids and the animals all riled up and then sit and laugh was so his style. He was fascinated by the trails airplanes left in the sky. He was a huge hockey fan. He loved Boston, his home town. It was the simple things that made him smile: flying kites, spending time by the river or at Lake DeWeese and breathing in the smell of spring.

Paul loved many things, but most importantly, he was fiercely loyal to his family and friends. Christ was his Savior, and he was Blessed with the great joy and privilege of having been baptized with his son Kevin.

He is survived by his wife of almost 17 years, Tina; his children, Anthony Coscia, Amanda Coscia, Alexandria Coscia and Kevin Trujillo; his grandsons, Jeremiah and Jasiya; his granddaughters, Jasmine and Sofia; his favorite family members, Bonnie Scoullar, Dezarai & Thomas Eason, Dominic & Kylee Morris, Lindzey & Alex Eason, Justin and Aaron Morris & Chelsea Collins; and his best friends, Frances DeSilva, Michael Simms, Mike Holmes and Carla Jakse.

Paul’s family would like to honor some of the challenges he faced in his life by letting others know about, a place for men to find ways to tackle issues like anger, stress, feelings of loneliness and isolation, substance abuse, thoughts of suicide, and more. And this saying Paul liked; At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end