Paul Lamparski

Obituary of Paul Lamparski

Lake Placid, NY, Paul Lamparski, age 62 passed away in the early morning in his home on Friday, August 17,2018. Paul is survived by his wife, Lee, daughters, Lara and Alex Sopelak, son-in-law Chris Sopelak and many brothers and sister, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Paul was a lover of lacrosse, family, music, dancing and life. He was an avid lacrosse player, playing into his sixties as one of the most formidable long poles on the eastern seaboard. His career started at Haverford High in Havertown, PA where he was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame. He continued playing at Drexel University where he was named to the all decade team then onto a variety of club and semi-professional teams. For the past couple decades Paul had played in the Lake Placid Lacrosse tournament, which is how he and Lee fell in love with the area and decided to make it their official home. When not playing lacrosse, Paul enjoyed hiking Henry's Woods and the high peaks, and trying to keep up with Lee on skis down the steep  lopes of Whiteface. Whatever Paul did he gave 100%. He learned soccer to coach his daughter's teams and was an avid fan of the girl's field hockey squads. You would hear him yell "Fly 'Lara/Alex" Fly" He began his career as a CPA with one of the now "final four' CPA firms and finished his career with Bentley Systems in Exton, PA. He earned his MBA at West Chester University in West Chester,PA and was asked to stay on as an adjunct professor to bestow his enthusiasm for numbers on the next generation. He was involved in numerous community organizations, including ADK Action and Chester County Economic Development Authority, and was always eager to help aspiring professionals reach their full potential. Shortly after their decision to move to Lake Placid, Paul was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma or "Sharona" as he named it. For four years, with the help of the amazing team at University of Pennsylvania, Paul fought the disease. Eventually Sharona overpowered Paul's fighting spirit, but not before he was able to enjoy a brief yet wonderful retirement, traveling by RV, skiing in Montana and Chile, enjoying concerts by his favorite artists, dancing his chicken dance and spending time with his family. We are blessed to call Paul a husband and father, he will be missed dearly. Services are being planned to coincide with Alex's wedding weekend in Lake Placid March 2019. Please check Paul's CaringBridge site at for updates. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the HEADstrong foundation, helping to support and provide resources to the families of cancer patients; or mail to 232 Green Ave, Holmes, PA 19043 "The moment is always now, there is no waiting for a better opportunity. Do, act, live, love, revel and make it so. Life is full of surprises but to find them, you must be motivated to meet them halfway." "Adirondack Adoptee," "Chicken Impersonator," "Lyrical Accountant," "Velveeta Cheese Sensei" The M. B. Clark, Inc., funeral home in Lake Placid, NY is in charge of arrangements.

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