Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Dr. Paul Edwin DeZarn

DeZarn, Paul Edwin "Dr. D", passed away into the arms of Christ on June 16, 2015. Paul was a native of Louisville, son of the late Arthur "Pete" DeZarn and Margaret Kastor DeZarn. He was a graduate of St. Thomas Seminary, St. Meinrad Seminary, Indiana University Southeast and Spalding University. He served as principal for 40 years at St. Raphael the Archangel in Louisville, KY. A humble, selfless servant of the Lord, Paul dedicated his life to love, compassion and kindness. He was a joyful, warm and spirited Shepard to thousands as a principal, a friend and a father. His passion for Catholic Education served as a beacon of hope from which many found strength and courage to follow a path toward holiness. A gentle soul always leading with the light of love.He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Donna Warren DeZarn; their five extraordinary children, Amy Conner (Chris), Eric DeZarn (Tina), Alyssa Hord (Mark), Dr. Allison DeZarn, Peter DeZarn (Kendahl); their phenomenal grandchildren, Taylor, Jackson, Olivia, Nicholas, Sydney, Kristen, Elizabeth, Will, Bishop, Matthew, Collins, Cooper, Boston and Carter; patient siblings, Rosemary Phillips (Jim), Joe DeZarn (Susie), John DeZarn (Vicki) and Mike DeZarn; generous in laws, Mac Warren (Laverne), Doug Warren (Bert), Jane Livers (Dan), Chuck Warren (Sue), Dewey Winstead, Bart Warren, Bess Hill (Dean); and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Special thanks to Drs. Steven Raible, Regi Varghese and Mohammad Alsorogi and the women of the Cressman Rehab Center. In a joyful spirit we invite you to share your love for Paul and celebrate his walk with Christ.Memorial donations in Paul's memory may be made to the student financial aid office of the following schools: St. Raphael the Archangel, St. Xavier High School, Mercy Academy or Trinity High School; or to the Mass on the Air.When the moment arises and a road must be chosen, walk in the light of your faith and you will never lose your way. CARPE DIEM! "