Sad news about Paul Pintarich
When I called the center today to check on his condition, I was told that Paul is "not expected to survive." His family gave me permission to share the sad news.
Paul was severely burned in a kitchen fire in his apartment on Monday, August 8.
The hospital is located 3001 N. Gantenbein in Portland.
As I wrote in an earlier post, Paul is the former, long-time book review editor at The Oregonian, but I got to know him when he was a regular columnist for the monthly newspaper I started here in Hillsdale back in the mid-Nineties.
Paul grew up in Southwest Portland and shared vivid memories of his childhood with the readers of the Southwest Community Connection.
I wrote a Red Electric tribute to Paul and his writing back in April of 2007. You can read it HERE.
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