FREEHOLD - PAUL WEISSLER passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Born in the Bronx, NY, to Joseph Samuelson and Bella (née Barash) and then adopted by Max Weissler after Joseph's passing. Paul resided in New York and East Brunswick, before settling down in Freehold 23 years ago.
Paul was a freelance automotive journalist. Although he was semi-retired, he continued to write and publish articles up until five weeks before his passing. His love of writing and cars were a true passion.
He was an avid baseball and football fan, and a lifelong supporter of the Cleveland Guardians.
Paul was an extremely intelligent, generous, and a loyal person, he was always ready with an anecdote or a tale to tell.
He was a long-time congregant of East Brunswick Jewish Center in East Brunswick.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Sara and her husband, Tim, of Brooklyn, NY, and his beloved grandchild, Kaidan Simmonds.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Cedar Park Cemetery, 735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ, under the direction of MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS. For directions, please see our "Services" page.
Memorial contributions may be made to, East Brunswick Jewish Center.
Learned much from Paul and I am better for knowing him. Great technical writer and the automotive HVAC community is elevated by his contributions. He is greatly missed.
No exaggeration: There wasn't one time I talked to Paul that I didn't learn something new from him - and not just things automotive. They don't make them like him anymore. His passing leaves a huge hole in the automotive world that will never be filled. We miss you Paul!
Paul was one of a kind, we will surely miss his knowledge and quick wit. He was a good friend to our organization and a valuable asset to the industry. I also love that he loved to dance and have a good time, he was a good man and I'm thankful I got to know him. God rest his soul and peace and comfort to Sara and the family.
I was there with him when the auto world changed dramatically (electronic controls, trade groups, Montreal Protocol, etc), but Paul was not just a reporter, he was also an influence. We are all better off for him having been part of it.
Paul was one of the first automotive service writers I met when I joined Chrysler as its media relations manager for Service and Parts. He and I continued our friendship all these years. One of a kind---the GOOD kind.
Paul was a great guy. Elvis and I had a great deal of respect for his knowledge and his willingness to share it. There’s no one out there like him. He’ll be missed!
Paul always knew what went on in the shop and what the worts parts to change were and the best way to do it.
Everytime we met, he reminded me that ha was president of The Young Republicans at NYU.
Hard to believe he is gone.
Paul was a dear friend who made everyone around him better. So many stories of cars, racing and his beloved Cleveland Indians. He knew more history of the automobile than any historian I ever met and travelled with that overstuffed soft briefcase through miles of car shows before he went to the rolling bag. I shared many meals with Paul and do not ever remember him ordering straight from the menu. That was just Paul. Kind, caring, sharp as a tack and always willing to tell you like he saw it. The automotive community will miss him. I miss him already...
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