Albert L. Gaul, 86, of 335 Barbour St., Bradford, passed away Saturday (Dec. 8, 2012) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Born in Clymer on March 25, 1926, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Timko Gall.
On Nov. 26, 1949, in St. Bernard Church, he married Phyllis N. Gaul, who survives.
He was a 1944 graduate of Clymer High School. On June 27, 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy
and was honorably discharged on July 3, 1946. He remained in the Navy Reserves until 1954.
After the service, he moved to Buffalo, N.Y., and worked as a welder. He returned to Bradford a short time later and worked at Bovaird and Seyfang in Bradford and Clark Brothers in Olean, N.Y., retiring from Micale Construction. He held supervisory positions at all these firms.
He was a member of St. Bernard Church and the American Legion, and he was a former member of the Pine Acres Golf Club. He enjoyed woodworking and bowling in the city leagues.
In addition to his wife Phyllis of more than 63 years, he is survived by one daughter, Susan (David) Berg of Limestone, N.Y.; two sons, David (Patty) Gaul of Granville, Ohio, and Thomas (Lynne) Gaul of Curwensville; two sisters, Mary Thachik of Buffalo and Irene Rumgay of Clymer; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, one sister and four brothers.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Church, P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701; or McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com