In memory of
Paul Wilkins
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In memory of
Paul Wilkins
Paul D. Wilkins July 1, 1944 - January 6, 2017 Born in Modesto, CA to parents Dorothy (Kienitz) and Max Wilkins. Graduate of Thomas Downey High School class of 1962. Studied at Modesto Jr. College before transferring to DeAnza College (Cupertino, CA) to earn a Law Enforcement degree. Later he also obtained his Fire Science degree from Mission College (Santa Clara, CA). Proudly served on the City of Mountain View, CA Police Department from 1966-1973 (Senior Officer/Acting Sergeant). During his time on the Police force, one of his favorite accomplishments was that he was one of the originators of the PAL (Police Activities League). It was in 1973 that he made his switch over to the City of Mountain View, CA Fire Department, until his retirement in 1988. It was there were he proudly served a a Fire Engineer/Acting Captain. His favorite accomplishment during that time was that he helped develop and institute a video training program covering (5) stations In retirement he served for the Calaveras Sherriff's Department as a 911 dispatcher from 1989-1998. In 1997, he joined his son Marc (and his in-laws William and Wanda Green) as a partner of a newly created company in Modesto, CA (Reliable Rubber Products, Inc.), until he officially re-retired in 2013. The family would like to THANK the staff at Walnut Grove Assisted Living facility in Modesto, CA for their love and support. Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Sharon A. Wilkins (Kregness), in 2011. He is survived by his son Marc Wilkins (Laura) of Hughson, CA. Daughter Kristin Wilkins of Modesto, CA. Granddaughter Taylor Wilkins of Lubbock, TX. Great grandson Jackson Reynolds of Lubbock, TX. Turlock Memorial Park handled all arrangements. No service scheduled at this time.
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