Paul was born May 29, 1937, in Pittston, Pa., to Joseph and Teresa Toro. Both parents and his infant sister preceded him in death. Paul graduated from the Washington Police Academy in 1962. During his years of service, his duties included: patrolman, harbor patrol, and special operations divisions. He retired on Aug. 30, 1980, from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. Paul was a member of the Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club, where he was a volunteer licensed examiner and a member of the Skywarn Weather Spotter. His hobbies included being a rock hound, silversmithing, photography and cooking. He was an active member of Berrendo Baptist Church, where he sat on many committees including the board of directors. He married the love of his life, Geraldine J. Limongelli, on June 7, 1958, who survives him at the family home.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Geri, of 55 years; his brother, Raymond Toro, and wife, Cathy, of Old Forge, Pa.; his sister-in-law, Jean Everett, of Pittston, Pa.; his children: Deborah Ann Toro and her significant other, Harold Roof, of Trinity, Fla., Lori Ann Toro Roberts and husband, Joseph, of Lake Mary, Fla., and son, Paul Richard Toro, and wife, Genia, of Elizabethtown, N.C.; his grandchildren: Christina Martinez, Brianna Roberson, Amanda Elliott, Jamie Bradley, Jennifer Bradley and Candace Toro; 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
His family thanks the ICU staff of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Kymera, and Gentiva Hospice for the exceptional care given. Paul will be deeply missed but will live in our hearts forever.