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.
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.