BIERLY, PAUL A., 79, of Louisville, passed away on Sunday, August 18 2013.
He was a United States Air Force veteran, retired from Ashland Oil and was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Louisville. Paul was an avid golfer and enjoyed vacationing in Florida. The most important thing in Paul's life was most definitely his faith and family. Paul was born on July 26, 1934 in Elizabeth, IN to Mary (Ashton) Bierly and the late Paul W. Bierly. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Bierly.
Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Patricia A. (Ang) Bierly; children, Paula Gaddis (Darrell), Angela Holder (Doug) and Mark Bierly (Jeannie); stepchildren, Mike Day (Delana), Sherry Murphy (Chris), Beth Nolan (Alan), Debbie Yarbrough (Tom), Barbie Day, Jeff Day (Cheryl) and Terri Metzger (Todd); siblings, Richard Bierly (Sandy), Jim Bierly (Sheila), Gene Bierly (Nadine), Roger Bierly, Rowena Orme (Don), Mary Lou Summers (Paul), Shirley Fessel (Nick), Diane Frakes (Alan) and Karen Drake; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN) and on Wednesday after 9 a.m. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany) with burial and military honors to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Buena Vista, IN near Elizabeth.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities (601 E. Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 20, 2013