Paul E. Forio
A celebration of life for Paul Edgar Forio, 57, Lawrence, will be at 1:00 on February 15 at The University of Kansas Alumni Center in Lawrence.
Paul died unexpectedly on January 18, 2014.
He was born on November 22, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Robert and Betty Forio.
Paul attended the University of Kansas where he received his BS in Journalism and his MS in Higher Education Administration. Paul served as a media liaison for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, worked at the University of Kansas Division of Continuing Education, and enjoyed a career in real estate.
He was active in his community through Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Hilltop Child Development Center, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, and Kids Voting Douglas County.
Paul shared over 32 years of marriage with his wife and best friend, Dana J. Olsen. He was extremely loving and proud of his children, a daughter, Kendal Smith and husband, Tanner Smith of Syracuse, KS and a son, Devin Forio, Lawrence, KS. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Milli Olsen, Lawrence, KS; his sister-in-law, Jodde Lanning, of Overland Park, KS; a brother-in-law, Tod Olsen and wife, Karen, Camarillo, CA; his stepmother, Judy Forio of Atlanta, GA; and his three sisters, Judy Forio, Molly Morrison, and Linda Dial.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobby Forio, as well as his father-in-law, Ronald Olsen.
Paul was a very charismatic, easy-going, and humorous man. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, shooting pool, and riding his motorcycle. His family hopes that his friends and loved ones will always remember his sense of humor and kind heart.
A Paul Forio Memorial Fund has been established at Mainstreet Credit Union, located at 1001 E. 23rd Street, Lawrence, KS or in The Merc. Other memorial contributions may be sent to the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, 720 Connecticut Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 or Headquarters Counseling Center, 211 E. 8th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.