Paul “P.J.” Pfister, 68, formerly of Castalia, died Saturday afternoon, March 5, 2008, in Twilight Gardens in Norwalk, after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 31, 1940, in Lynchburg, Ohio, and was a graduate of Lynchburg High School. He was also a graduate of Wilmington College. He was manager of the fish hatchery in Kincaid, Ohio, and was manager of the fish hatchery for Owens-Illinois until his retirement.

P.J. is survived by his wife, the former Kathy Gregory; one daughter, Brandy West of Hillsboro, Ohio; one son, Parker Pfister of Columbus; one stepdaughter, Tracy Byington of Sandusky; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bea Pfister and a brother, Charles Pfister.

At the request of the deceased, his body was donated to Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine,in Cleveland, followed by cremation. Private services will be later.

Memorials may be made to Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824.

Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to