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Kenneth Paiva

January 18, 1943 — December 1, 2010

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Kenneth B. Paiva 67 of Lincoln passed away Wednesday December 1, 2010. He was the son of the late Manuel and Vivian (Pereira) Paiva. He was born in New Bedford and had lived in California for many years. Mr. Paiva was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving during the Vietnam Conflict era. Survivors include his sons Zachary, Nicholas and Jacob of Roseville, CA; a brother Stephen Paiva and his wife Madeline of New Bedford; numerous nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles; he was also the father of Christine Stewart of Fairhaven, Ma and Jason Paiva of Japan. Ken attend Norwich University, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 1973. Mr. Paiva's long and diversified pharmaceutical career began as a hospital staff pharmacist in Ann Arbor. Ken then accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Northeastern University in 1974, followed by his becoming Associate Director of Pharmacy Education at the Medical College of Virginia. In 1979 Mr. Paiva was appointed Director of Professional Development for LIFEMARK Inc. in Houston Texas. In 1983 Ken became Executive Vice President of Humacare Pharmacy Management until he moved to California. In 1986 he became the Vice President of marketing for the California Pharmacist Association. He continued his corporate career with Genetech Inc.; Syntex Laboratories and Alza Pharmaceuticals. Kenneth entered the retail phase of pharmacy in 1998 for CVS and was an employee until the time of his death. His crowning glory in life was the time he spent with his sons, being at their sporting events and traveling with them throughout the county.He was an avid New York Yankee fan and also of the "Blue and Maize" University of Michigan football team.Kenneth’s family will receive guests on Thursday December 30, 2010 at 11:30am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church. A funeral mass with his cremated remains will be said at 12pm. Burial will be in St. John’s cemetery. Contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to Angel Eyes 425 South Cherry St. Suite 560, Denver, CO 80246, .

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