ASELIN, JR. Paul "King" Aselin, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio and Key West, Florida, passed away peacefully at his Key West home on Thursday, February 24, 2011 after a long hard fought battle with a lung disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Paul was born in Jamaica, New York on January 8, 1925 but was raised in Roselle Park, New Jersey a member of the famous Roselle Park high school graduating class of 1942. He was an avid musician and played a middle C saxophone in his own well regarded dance band, The Cadets.
He served honorably in the Merchant Marines in the Pacific theater during WWII.
Paul was a successful businessman and entrepreneur spending most of his professional career in the automobile and insurance industry. In 1984 he founded National Auto Care an automotive insurance speciality company. He was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of National Auto Care until he semi-retired to Key West Florida in 1993.
In 2000, Paul became involved with The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of The Lower Keys. He and his team were the top fundraisers for this organization for a number of years. Paul was also instrumental in the naming and planning of the 1st annual American Cancer Society 's Conch Rustler's Ball.
He was an avid collector of art and memorabilia from film, music, and sports. He was a true renaissance man who enjoyed his time with family and friends.
Paul is predeceased by his parents Paul, Sr. and Grace Aselin and brother-in-law Paul James.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Kathy (Skip) Shackley of South River, New Jersey, John (Rachael) Aselin of Chicago, Illinois, Gina Strange of Key West, Florida; and sister, Ruth James of Columbus, Ohio. He is also missed by three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Aselin residence on Sunday, June 26, 2011, 436 Partridge Bend in Powell, Ohio from 3-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622-2691