Paul Hercsek, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 4th. He was a veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery while helping to steer a mine sweeper in the South Pacific.
He retired from the United States Post Office and spent most of his retirement years with his family and he loved to go fishing with his best friend Charlie. He loved the Indians and loved listening to the games on the radio. The day of his passing was also the day of the Cleveland home opener.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Viva Lee (Lee).
He is survived by his children, Julianne Poland (Bob), Jean Taylor, Joan Hercsek (deceased 1981), Paul (Ted) Hercsek and Phillip (Ed) Hercsek. He also leaves eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He also leaves his step daughters, Linda Haught, Gerry Cox and Diana Laney and their families.
Friends may call Friday, Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home, 811 Grant St. in Akron. Committal prayers and Military Honors will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd. in Rittman with Pastor Tony Amerine officiant. Procession to form at the funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 Visit www.dunn-quigley.com to send condolences and memories on Paul's book or memories.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014