Paul John Chmil Sr. 79, of Ashley passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. His wife of 52 years is Regina Sharkey Chmil.
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Paul was born Oct. 5, 1933 in Ashley. He was the son of the late John Chmil and Mary Gulick Chmil. He was a graduate of Ashley High School, Class of 1952, and Wyoming Seminary Business College. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy. He also was a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves for 28 years.
He was employed and retired from Certainteed Corp., Mountain Top. He also was employed as a part-time driver by local car dealerships after he retired. He was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Seneca Street.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Mark Majikes.
In addition to his wife, Regina, he is survived by his children, his son, Paul J. Chmil Jr. and his wife, Joyce, Hanover Township; the Rev. John J. Chmil, pastor of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Wellsboro; and his daughter, Kim Quinn and her husband, Mitch, Hanover Township; his sister, Elizabeth Majikes and husband, Charles, Ashley; his grandchildren, Zach Redding, Paul John Chmil III, Bethany Chmil, Cornelia Chmil, Katie Quinn, Kearney Quinn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 58 Seneca St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Very Rev. Michael Lepa, pastor, officiating. Interment will following Maple Hill Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.
Family and friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township. A Parastas service will be held at 6 p.m.
Visitation also will be at the church from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to his church, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 58 Seneca St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Inc.
136 Maffett Street
Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 19, 2013