Paul Joseph Bissmeyer

Paul Joseph Bissmeyer

March 25, 1961 ~ October 24, 2020

PAUL JOSEPH BISSMEYER
Paul Joseph Bissmeyer, 59, of Orlando, FL passed away on October 24, 2020. Paul grew up in Winter Park FL, where he attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic school, and graduated from Winter Park High School. He attended Flagler College where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Paul, like his father, was a dedicated employee at Lockheed Martin and he called this company home for 35 years. He had recently moved to New Smyrna Beach to be closer to family with retirement on the beach in his sights.

Paul was athletic throughout his life, and he enjoyed a variety of sports including baseball, tennis, golf, basketball, and surfing. He was extremely hard working, and took much pride in this. Paul was a devout Christian, deeply rooted in his Catholic upbringing. He was known for lighting up a room with his big personality, and sharing good conversation with friends.

Paul is preceded in death by his father, Edward Bissmeyer Sr. and his mother Cecilia Bissmeyer. He is survived by his partner Mary Jo Olson; his brother Edward Bissmeyer Jr.; and sisters Marcia Tyser, Rosanne Wheeler, Julie Plotnik, Susie Batson; as well as his nieces and nephew.

Those closest to Paul are assured that he is now in the presence of Jesus. May we all find comfort in knowing this. Paul’s family will be honoring his life privately. He will be truly missed.

Condolence

Judi st john

November 13, 2020, 4:44 pm

Wonderful tribute to Paul’s life & spirit I especially liked the photos which showed that big personality and dazzling smile; Paul was thoughtful as well as kind; he took time to visit his mother, to show her he cared; that meant so much to her, I’m confident she met him as he made his way to the “pearly gates”

Todd Yaros

November 13, 2020, 7:04 pm

I was so sad to hear the passing of my longtime neighborhood friend Paul. He and I grew up together on Fosgate Dr. during the 60’s & 70’s. Those were some of our best year’s together playing with all our other friends like Mark Cole, Duke Wilson, Gary Traynham & Kelley Mills to name a few. My sincere condolences to the Bissmeyer Family, my thoughts and prayers are truly with you all.

May God continue to Bless You, Todd Yaros

Pamela Francis

November 13, 2020, 11:57 pm

I’m so sorry you and your family are going through a great loss. As I read the life of Paul, he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Deepest Sympathy
Paul and Pamela Francis

Pamela Francis

November 14, 2020, 5:09 pm

After reading the story of Paul it was very moving and your loss will be great. I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
Deepest Sympathy
Paul and Pamela Francis

Janell Wheeler

November 14, 2020, 5:51 pm

Deeply saddened that our family lost Paul. My fondest memories were our family gatherings celebrating holidays and hearing his laughter and jokes. He, my Dad, and Eddie were always picking at one another and as a child I would always want to “hang with the boys” and laugh with them. I miss those times and I miss his hugs.

Scott Sedelbauer

November 14, 2020, 10:09 pm

Sad to hear about my dear friend Paul’s unexpected passing. We keep in touch over the last 30 years.
Most recently, we worked on the same Project building C-130 aircraft. Pauls’s company built the plane, and my company made the Flight Simulators. Before that, we both graduated from Flagler College. We enjoyed talking on the phone, reminiscing about playing basketball, fishing, snow skiing, scuba diving, surfing, going to football games. He would always bring up some of the old gang like Marc Bennett, Paul Bigness, and Pat Sullivan. I told Paul he better invite me to his retirement party. I was hoping to enjoy some of those cherished moments again because they were long overdue. Paul was excited about his retirement plans, but I guess the Lord had a better plan for him. Rest in peace, Paul. We will miss you.

Roger Maglio

November 15, 2020, 9:11 pm

I worked with Paul for over 10 years while I was at the Lockheed Martin Information Systems Center. He was in Finance, I was in Procurement and we worked closely on many programs and proposals. He always had a smile on his face and was very dedicated to his job. He will be sorely missed!! My condolences go out to his family and friends.

Paul Fisher

November 15, 2020, 11:43 pm

My love and condolences go out to all who knew and loved Paul. I share your grief.
Paul and I grew up together in a way that was like the ocean. Our times together were like waves moving back and forth, to the shore.
We played as infants and spent every Summer of our childhood and adolescent lives, together. Our collective families seemed to meld into a very large one. Flashes of memory have run through my head of so many happy times – games we played, instances of disagreement, schemes and plots we co-developed, the close friendship, we formed. We were together so often and so much alike, our parents devised a way to call on us separately. I was given the moniker Paul Paul. Paul and Paul Paul went on to spend our Summer months running around New Smyrna Beach, mostly cycling from our condominium to the pool and to the ocean. We would go fishing, shelling, crabbing, swimming, serve together as alter boys and generally do anything two wild boys could do, at the beach. In fact, one summer when I arrived late to NSB, it was Paul who greeted me with my parents and a new surfboard. Paul was a strong influence and had a great impact on who I am, today.
As we grew and moved on to college, our time together grew more infrequent but in my heart, I held him close. Time slipped into years. Occasionally, Paul would call me or I’d call him when moments of our lives demanded we return to someone who shared common history. In those times, we would catch up and talk till our phone batteries gave way. We had long planned to both retire to NSB and spend our Autumn years reminiscing and reliving those moments held dear, in our golden youth. I sense Paul was taking the initiative and setting up the ‘base’ camp.
I will forever hold our time and Paul’s memory in my heart and continue to love him and his family, as my own. I am deeply saddened by his passing. God bless.

Rebecca Katz

November 16, 2020, 2:27 pm

Paul was a great coworker and had wonderful stories that he would share. He will be greatly missed as he has been a pillar at Lockheed Martin for as long as I have been there. It will not be the same without him there. My depends condolences are with his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Tim Coakley

November 16, 2020, 3:09 pm

Although I only knew Paul thru work at Lockheed the past several years I felt we were friends and he is deeply missed by me and the entire Lockheed Team he was a member of. I always felt his Positive presence every time he entered my cube not only to discuss work but also just to talk about life. You are so missed Paul, condolences to your entire family.

Eric Graham

November 16, 2020, 4:26 pm

Paul was one of the first people I worked with at Lockheed Martin during my internships. He was always kind and outgoing and would always stop to say hi and talk about cars in the hall. He will be missed. God bless.

Ron Brown

November 16, 2020, 6:29 pm

Sorry for your loss. Paul was a good friend, coworker, and golf partner. He will be truly missed by all.

Suzy Sullivan

November 17, 2020, 12:01 pm

My deepest condolences for the loss of my co worker Paul. This untimely death is very difficult to bear. He was not just a mere colleague for me but also a very dear friend. I’ve worked with Paul for 30+ years. We sat across from each other for many years and the last year actually shared a cubicle. We’d walk to the cafeteria most mornings for breakfast. Which should have taken 5 mins but Paul knew everyone and he never meet a stranger. So I’d get my breakfast to bring back to my desk which would be cold by the time we got back. He’d stop and talk to everyone, as he had many friends. We had many many conversations about retirement. Which we were both excited it was near. I retired in January and at my retirement party he said I wont be far behind you. He’ll be truly missed! May God give your family the strength to cope. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dave Weston

November 17, 2020, 2:05 pm

I first met Paul in 1994. I had recently changed jobs at Lockheed Martin, and Paul initiated a conversation at a work happy hour welcoming me to the team. For 26 years he was my coworker and friends. It is ironic that this was just Masters week, during a big golf tournament I could always count on a text from Paul with his prediction for the week.
His warm spirit and kind soul was a core element of the family of us who worked at the Lake Underhill facility. He always had a kind word and a friendly smile to offer, and was one of the most genuinely good people I have ever had the privilege to know.
I will miss Paul very much, he was a wonderful friend to not only me but my son as well.
Thank you Paul, your friend Dave.

Susan Montesi

November 18, 2020, 1:39 am

November 17, 2020

I am so sad to hear the passing of Paul. He was always so bubbly, sweet and polite to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and may you all have the strength and love to get through this very hard time. I will always remember the good times with the family. Love and hugs, Sue

Krista Wall

November 18, 2020, 9:27 pm

Paul could always be counted on for a great “life” conversation, logic, and laughter. I can still hear Paul’s howling laughter, as I recall trips to the beach to see him and my Aunt MJ.
Paul didn’t get the chance to solidify his place as my actual Uncle, but he was and always will be, “Uncle Paul” to me, Josh, Ethan and Bella. Paul got Bella to stop saying “B!@#Hole!” with a bribe to Disney World, taught Ethan how to fly a kite at the beach and added to major entertainment whenever the 4 of us got to have a double date, keeping MJ and I in stitches, from the volleying of stories between Paul and Josh. He will be missed sorely, but we know he is with the Lord having a good old time and surfing the best waves God has created!

Tracie Sayyah

November 18, 2020, 11:35 pm

My condolences to Mary Jo and Paul’s family. I knew Paul for over 30 years and he was such a sweet soul. I pray that you all hold the best of memories and cherish the time spent with him. My prayers to all in dealing with this unexpected loss. Rest In Peace, Paul

Dale Wheeler

November 19, 2020, 2:54 pm

We may never know why Paul was taken from us, but we do know he left his mark. from childhood friends, old buddies, coworkers, new friends and family, Paul touched us all. He will be missed but never forgotten. Let the healing begin.

Jeff Tussey

November 20, 2020, 1:45 am

I knew Paul for several years as a coworker and friend. Paul was a cheerful and upbeat person and I’ll always remember him for his knack for storytelling – you knew it was a good one when it started as a whisper and grew into hearty laughter. I share Paul’s fondness of New Smyrna Beach – it goes way back and continues to this day. Paul will be missed by many of us.

Edward Bissmeyer

November 20, 2020, 6:11 pm

My brother will be remembered for the terrific guy that he was. He may have lived a short life, but he truly made it as exciting and as adventurous as he could. He was always a great brother to me, ready to help with no questions asked. He was strong and brave, and he was a very loyal brother. He is such a great loss, and my heart breaks. May God bless him forever.

Edward Bissmeyer

November 20, 2020, 8:04 pm

Love you rother forever!

Marc Bennett

November 26, 2020, 8:30 pm

I knew Paul, or the “Bizz” as we called him for many years. From New Smyrna Beach, to going to college together, to being roommates working at Martin Marietta. This was long before they merged with Lockheed. Today, being Thanksgiving, I want to share one of the stories we had together that I can. We had enough stories to make a series on Netflix. But, our big saying was, “WE DON’T recall”. One Thanksgiving we went on a “guys” fishing trip in Boca Grande. Paul insisted he was going to cook a turkey. Well, after a few hours of fishing and drinking Wild Turkey we went back for a Thanksgiving meal. We walked in and the oven had smoke billowing out of it. Paul did not take the bag of turkey innards out of the bird! To this day, I’m just thankful we didn’t burn my parents’ house down.

RIP my friend.

Angela Powell

December 2, 2020, 7:15 pm

I was so shocked and saddened when an old friend from Orlando told me about Paul’s passing. I lived in Orlando and worked at Martin Marietta in the late 80’s. That’s how I met Paul. We dated for 3 years and what an adventure it was! His kindness, humor and knock-your-socks off charm were second to none. He always made you feel like you were the most special person in the room. Even though we hadn’t communicated in many, many years I often thought of Paul and hoped he was living a great life. From all the comments everyone has shared here, it’s clear he did. I will never forget his magnetic smile and full-of-life personality. He will always have a special place in my heart. Sending my deepest condolences to the Bissmeyer family and those who loved him. RIP Paul.

Cindy Thompson

December 3, 2020, 1:01 am

I’m so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. Since I moved to another building within LM, I hadn’t seen Paul in awhile. I will miss our back and forth bantering. Paul was such a nice and funny guy. I will truly miss him. May peace be with your family.

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