from Facebook: The Jolly family is saddened to share the news of the passing of our beloved PJ, Dad, Papa, Pop, early on the morning of September 6th. Paul was called home by his creator after a valiant six month battle with cancer. As many of you may know, Paul led a fulfilling and, to say the least, exciting life. To say he loved and lived life feels like an understatement. The endless stream of former students and players the last 2 months calling and visiting to share the impact he had on them had us all in awe. And his steadfast friends from the fishing tournaments and former teaching days have been his and our rocks as we maneuvered the recent ups and downs. We are so grateful for everyone’s support of us and him. This is a man who has left a mark on the hearts and minds of many and the hole he leaves behind in our family is just as large as the one we know he will leave behind in his community. We ask you to fill it with the kind and good natured acts and vivacious spirit that is PJ.
A visitation will be held at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem, IN on Thursday, September 10th from 4 – 8pm. In accordance with the Indiana state mandate and at the family’s request all attendees are kindly asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. A private family funeral and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery will be held at a later time.
Paul loved his community as evidenced in his 35 years of teaching and coaching and additional years served via the Salem Exchange Club, Delaney Park Board, and more. In lieu of flowers the family asks you please consider a donation in his memory to the Washington County Community Foundation, 1707 N. Shelby St., Ste. 100, Salem, IN 47167 or at http://www.wccf.biz so his community spirit will carry on.