Paul N. Storino “Paulie” of Pasadena, California was born on June 05, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away peacefully from heart failure on July 19, 2020, cherished and loved by family and friends. Paul lived his life to the fullest! His integrity and lively character tended to reach everyone, and Paul’s openness to helping others left his handprint on all he met. His long lingering laughter, contagious sense of humor, generosity, and colorful personality will be fondly remembered by many from all walks of life. Paul’s energizing spirit and perseverance were evident in his passions. For over 30 years, a filmmaker, a photographer, a musician, a writer, and a film technician; Paulie’s movies, screenplays, and years of dedication to the motion picture industry are timeless treasures. As a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in Cinema and photography, He began his career in Chicago working on feature films, such as My Best Friend’s Wedding and Home Alone 3 and television productions, such as The Untouchables. In 2000, he fulfilled his dream and moved to California. Paulie often said, “he had the best job in the world,” working in the motion picture industry on films such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Amazing Spider Man. Paul always seemed to know someone wherever he went. Due to his ability to push the envelope, his creative antics have left a smiling face on many! A free spirit, Paul loved sailing, motorcycle riding, and strumming his guitar on a Marshall amp. A Chicago, sports aficionado superfan, Paul forever held onto his teams as a Bears, Bulls, Black Hawks, and White Sox enthusiast. His life was also forever enriched by his circle of men and women friends he met in kindergarten from St. Rita Elementary School and St. Rita of Cascia High School, 86’ in Chicago; their special bond has lasted over 40 years. Paulie grew up surrounded by his Italian traditions, strong family, and incredible faith life. He continued his resolute commitment to giving back throughout his life. Even after he retired from the motion picture industry in 2017 as a result of heart surgery, Paulie volunteered, as an outreach ministry providing stage lighting and sound to a local church. Paul also joined missionary teams and traveled overseas to Lebanon and Thailand. He was enriched by his faith-life, men’s fellowship group, and church community in California. Paulie’s life-giving energy always put others first, most importantly his family, friends, and community. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sister, Louise (Kevin) Augustyn, and brother, Joseph (Teresa) Storino. His nieces and nephews, Peter (Cynthia) Storino, Laura (Art) Olsen, Deanna (Jeffrey) Fishel, Thomas (fiance’ Michelle) Storino, Joseph (Rachel) Storino, Michael Storino, Carrie Storino, and Matthew Storino; Matthew Augustyn, Ryan Augustyn, and Alexandra (Ali) Augustyn. His great-nieces and nephew, Ava, Elle, Olivia, Quinn, Laurel, and Macie. His parents, Peter (Bernadina “Dina”) Storino and brother, Peter Storino predeceased him. Paul’s 53 years of life will be celebrated on Saturday, August 1, 2020, with visitation (all are welcome with social distancing and mask) from 10 am - 12 pm and 12 pm mass following at St. Rita of Cascia High School Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, Chicago, Illinois. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul N. Storino’s name to Misericordia Home Heart of Mercy www.misericordia.com. Arrangements by Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale, Illinois.
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