Steve Paul, 85, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, died at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.
He was born on June 15, 1930, to the late Julius and Julia (Csepregi) Paul. He married Genevieve “Genny” Schroeder on June 12, 1954, and she survives.
Steve is also survived by his sons: Tom (Jan) Paul of Kelley’s Island and Kenny (Kay) Paul of Cygnet; his daughters: Rebecca (Jeff) Lientz of North Baltimore, Constance (Steve) Raabe of Bloomdale, Linda (Dan) Nay of Galion and Nancy (Chuck) Frankart of Fostoria; his brother, Richard (Pat) Paul of McClure; his beloved grandchildren: Jennifer Warren, Steve Paul, Melanie DeLong, DeAnna Nay, David Nay, Christine Paul, Greg Paul, Tony Paul and Kari Paul; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Steve was a retired General Contractor. He was a proud U.S. Marine, having served our country in the Korean War as a Sergeant with the First Marine Division, and was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Steve was extremely proud to have served our country, but his greatest joy in life was being a loving husband, father and grandfather.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore. Father Art Niewiadomski celebrant. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Wednesday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association. Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.