Paul A. Silzle, 71, of 32 Hyde Park Drive, Panama, formerly of Stedman, died Thursday (July 31, 2014) at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.
He was born December 3, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Frank and Doris Bollman Silzle.
Paul was a veteran having served with the US Navy during Vietnam and having been deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Paul A. Silzle
Prior to retirement he was a machinist at General Electric in Erie.
Paul was a member of the War Vet's, North Harmony Senior Citizens, a life member of the American Legion in Sherman, a member of the North Harmony Zoning Board, UE Local 506 of which he was the union steward, and he belonged to the Attitude Adjustment Group.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four wheeler, and playing cribbage.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen Gill Silzle whom he married March 12, 1962 in Philadelphia; three children, Susan Applegarth of Mayville, Paul (Karen) Silzle Jr. of Jamestown, and Christine (Timothy Sturges) Silzle of Panama; seven grandchildren, Erin Applegarth, Kari (Joe) Cunningham, David Applegarth Jr.., Hannah Silzle, Jenna Silzle, Karleen Sturges, and Addalyn Sturges; three great grandchildren, Londyn, Aiyana, and Kaelynn.
He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Frank Silzle Jr.; Brother, Bruce Silzle, and a step brother, Dominic Mattera.
A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday (August 17, 2014) from Noon to 4:00 pm, at the North Harmony Senior Citizens Building in Stow.
Memorials may be made to the North Harmony Senior Citizens, or American Cancer Society.
The Freay Funeral Home in Mayville was charge of arrangements.
To light a candle or leave a remembrance for Paul go to www.freayfuneralhome.com.