Donald J. Paul, 55, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday (May 6, 2015) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Nov. 13, 1959 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Alex and Beatrice Nelson Paul.
He was a 1978 graduate of Bradford Area High School.
In 1979, he began his career with Witco, now ARG, and worked in many capacities at the refinery until he left due to ill health in 2011 after 33 years of service.
Don was formerly Assistant Fire Chief at Rew and Derrick City fire departments, Assistant Chief for the Fire Brigade at the refinery and the Rope Rescue and Hazmat teams.
He was a member of The Marche Club, The American Legion, The Bradford Moose Club and The Eagle's Club.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, riding four-wheelers and many outdoor activities, and he was a friend to everyone.
In addition to his wife of 13 years, he is survived by sister, Christina M. (Donald) Cobb of Gifford; one brother, David (Frances) Paul of Bradford; six nieces and nephews; and three grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen R. Paul on July 22, 1984.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral services will be held at noon with the Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in Bridgeview Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, Joyful Rescue or the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from May 8 to May 15, 2015