In 1996 Paula experienced firsthand the benefits of E.M.S. The Emergency squad worked tirelessly to transport her mother to the hospital through 30 inches of snow. She decided to “pay it forward” and dedicate herself to the profession. In 2011 she was the VFW’s EMT Person of The Year in Delran, Burlington County and the state of NJ. She was a dedicated parent to her four children: “I’m the boss” she’d often remind them, but she softened up when it came to her great-grandkids. She delighted in having them be the boss. In her spare time she texted running commentary on the Bachelor and Shark Tank and enjoyed country music. She may not have been the greatest cook, but her Chili was tops.rn She is survived by her husbandof 38 years, Walt; her children, Michele Iwanicki (Alan), Linda Boyd, Lisa Wright (Eric) and Tammy Patalon (Elwood); step children, Matthew Marsiglia (Donna), Laura Udzinski (Steve), and Elaine Green; her brother, Donald Koch (Anne); 22 grandchildren and 9½ great-grandchildren.rn Come celebrate 71 years of dedicated life, Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday 9-10 a.m. at Resurrection Parish (Holy Name site), 260 Conrow Road, Delran NJ where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Delran Emergency Squad, 900 Chester Ave, P.O. Box 1310 Delran NJ 08075 will be appreciated.