Paul A. Riseman, 73, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at his home. He was born in Springfield on January 6, 1940 to Theodore Hershel and Cecile (Cutler) Riseman, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Wanda Cowling on May 25, 1963 in Springfield.
Paul was employed by the Illinois Secretary of State, retiring in 1999. He had a lifelong love of music and collected Jazz 78 records from the age of eleven. For over forty years, he sold sheet music and movie memorabilia by auction catalog and more recently through his website and eBay. He was a member of Temple B’rith Sholom and the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors.
Paul is survived by his wife, Wanda; sons, Samuel Cutler Riseman (Michelle Repp) of Berwyn and Michael Benjamin (Carla) Riseman of Brookfield; 4 grandchildren, Alexandra Beth, Benjamin Cutler, Ella VanLaere and William Bix; and a sister, Davey Lee Yoffee of Miami, Florida.
To honor Paul’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.
At this time the family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Food Bank, PO Box 8228, Springfield, IL 62791 – https://www.centralilfoodbank.org/donate/Funds.aspx, the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village, 323 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 – https://www.nolamusiciansvillage.org/donate/ or to a charity of your choice.