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February 11, 1940 – November 6, 2023
Mr. Paul Michael Brill, age 83, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2023.
Paul was born in Cincinnati, OH to Ralph and Louise Brill. He graduated from Woodward High School in 1958, and then attended Miami of Ohio, graduating in 1962. He proudly played football for both schools, and was a member of Chi Omega Sigma, and served as president of the fraternity during his senior year.
Paul married Joyce Ruoff of Cincinnati, Ohio on July 25, 1959. Paul started his career at Proctor and Gamble and then moved to Mead where he was in sales for many years. Paul and 3 other colleagues left Mead to start Cincinnati Corrugated Box Company where he was vice president of sales. Paul worked at several other packaging firms in the Cincinnati area including Custom Container where he retired in 1999.
Paul is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Brill, children, Scott Brill, Cathy (Pasquale) Monfreda, Kim (Paul) DeWaard, grandchildren, Joanna and Andre Monfreda and many extended relatives and friends. He adored his family, and was a hero to his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Paul was an avid sportsman and classic car enthusiast.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November, 12th 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, when the services will begin at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231. Once on the grounds of the Memorial Park, turn left and follow the BLUE line to the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens in a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Sharonville United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice in honor of Paul.
“When Sherry told me of your passing, I immediately thought of that cute classic car that as a little kiddo I thought was just so cool! Who could forget those block parties! A simpler time and a cherished one that you helped shape. Those years were my Wonder Years. May the universe carry you well into the other side. Peace, Drew”
“As I pray for you, Joyce, and your family in your grief I think back 50 years to when we became neighbors. Your and Paul’s girls welcomed ours that day we moved two houses from you, our friendship growing over the many years we were neighbors and continuing over the years. As you cherish your memories, know that we too are remembering Paul’s smile, the wonderful father he was, the pride he took in his children, his fun at the yearly block party and neighborhood New Year’s Eve parties (where we all listened with him to Frank Sinatra records), and his red Thunderbird. We have never forgotten Paul’s kindness and neighborly help. The touching visitation, seeing all the pictures of Paul’s life over the many years, was a sweet and loving tribute to a good man. Sally and Sam Sovilla”
“I have never listened to Frank Sinatra and not thought of you. You did it your way for sure! You weren’t just my best friend Kim’s Dad, you were the patriarch of Burline HIlls, and part of my second family for my entire childhood! Thank you. We will never forget you and love you. I will be rooting for your Bengals tomorrow, even though I am a lifelong Brown’s fan! Rest Easy, Mr. Brill. Until we meet again.”
“My dear Joyce and family. I am so very sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of times spent together. He was such a special guy! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to each of you.”
“My deepest condolences to Mr Brills family and friends. He was a really nice man, father and grandfather, who is cherished. He also was a good man with many friends who thought a lot of him. Rest In eternal peace Mr. Brill!”