Paul Aaron Lindblad 1941 - 2006
Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/3/2006.
Paul Aaron Lindblad,
64, of Arlington passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, after a lengthy battle
with Alzheimer's disease.
Funeral: 11 a.m.
Thursday at Fielder Road Baptist Church, 1323 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington,
with the Rev. Don Nunn officiating. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park,
Kennedale. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
in the Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to the St. John Cumberland Presbyterian
Church building fund, 6007 W Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington 76016; or
the American Hospice at 866-430-CARE.
Paul was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Chanute, Kan., to the late George and
Helen Walters Lindblad. He was raised in Chanute and Kansas City and
was a graduate of Chanute High School and Junior College. Paul attended
the University of Kansas on a baseball scholarship.
Paul was signed as a pitcher by the Kansas City Athletics baseball club
in 1962, which moved to Oakland in 1967. He played there four years
until he was traded in 1971 to the Washington Senators, which later
became the Texas Rangers baseball club in 1972. Paul played in the major
leagues for 14 years for the Oakland A's, Washington Senators, Texas
Rangers and retired in 1979 from the New York Yankees.
He was a member of three World Series championship teams, two with the
Oakland A's in '73 and '74, and one with the New York Yankees in 1978.
Paul was the winning pitcher in the third game of the 1973 World Series
against the New York Mets. He was also a member of the 1975 all-star
After retirement from the major leagues, Paul was a custom homebuilder
for several years. He joined the minor league baseball system as a pitching
coach until his illness forced him to retire in 1994.
Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting and coin collecting. He was a devoted
husband, father and grandfather who loved his family and friends.
Survivors: Wife, Kathy Lindblad of Arlington; son, Troy Lindblad and
wife, Missy of Arlington; daughters, Cindy Moore and Paula Waldmann
and husband, Matt, all of Arlington; brothers, Tommy Lindblad and wife,
Lainey of Bonner Springs, Kan., David Lindblad and wife, Joyce of Leavenworth,
Kan., Eddie Lindblad and wife, Ginger of Leavenworth, Kan. and Jeff
Lindblad and wife, Joslin of Kansas City, Kan.; grandchildren, Sara
Moore, Jon Moore, David Moore, Paul Lindblad, Trent Lindblad, Aaron
Fanning, Dyllon St. Romain and Danielle St. Romain.