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Paul M. Tisdale

Paul M. Tisdale, 56, of Germansville, died May 29, 2019, in his home with his family at his side.

He was the son of Beverly and the late John R. Tisdale, and the late Elizabeth Tisdale and Warren Place.

A 1980 graduate of Whitehall High School and a 1982 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, now the Pennsylvania College of Technology, he was a general contractor and skilled carpenter who founded his own company Tools of the Trade in 1995.

Many households across the Lehigh Valley appreciate the results of his handiwork.

He participated in athletics as a young man, and continued to be an avid sports fan, particularly when it came to football and the Minnesota Vikings.

Among his other loves were classic rock music, the world of nature, and animals, especially his pets Panzer, Skeezix, Waxie, Rhoadie, and Numzie.

He enjoyed many lifelong friendships and there were few things that gratified him more than showing off his cooking skills and hosting those friends at his house for buffets and barbecues.

Any reason for a celebration was a good one, and many celebrations at Tizz’s were legendary.

In addition to his mother, Beverly, he is survived by a sister Deborah Tisdale Cozen (Bennett); brother Erik Strohl; nieces Yori and Karli Cozen and nephew Matthew Cozen.

He was predeceased by his brother Scott Strohl.

In accordance with his wishes, his body was donated to science and no funeral service will take place.

A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Contributions in his memory may be sent to Forgotten Felines and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, PA 18053 or to the Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Whitehall.