Husband, father, grandfather, and philanthropist, Paul A. Grossman passed away on July 29, 2018. Paul grew up in Jersey City, learning moral values as a young Eagle Scout. He graduated with a Business degree from Washington University in St. Louis and went on to work in retail for several years. As a furniture buyer for Macy’s New York, Paul gained the experience and knowledge required to begin a career as a manufacturer’s representative in 1967.In 1986, he joined Natuzzi Upholstery where he was recognized as a top salesperson worldwide before he retired in 1997.

Paul was known and loved by his grandchildren as “Poppie.” In their words, he was “truly the epitome of good.” He knew the importance of kindness and compassion. Paul and his wife, Barbara Grossman, have been long-time supporters of JFS Orlando. Not only did Paul serve on the JFS Board, but he regularly volunteered in the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry and enjoyed interacting with clients. In honor of their commitment to JFS, the Grossmans were awarded the JFS Orlando Community Leadership Award at the JFS 35th Anniversary Fine Art Fiesta in 2013.

Board member, Tayler Gold, awarding Barbara and Paul Grossman at the Fine Art Fiesta in 2013 for their contributions and accomplishments, both as long-term JFS contributors and as community patrons.

We will miss Paul and are forever grateful for his support. His contributions and accomplishments have truly made a lasting impression in the Central Florida community. Join us and keep Paul, his wife Barbara, and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Barbara and Paul Grossman at the JFS Orlando Spring Brunch in 2015.