Paul E. Wadding Jr.

  • "Love you Grandpa I am going miss u Hold Shy tight for me..."
    - Tracey Wadding
  • "Dina & Pete, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know..."
    - Spartansburg Friends
  • "Dear Wadding Family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad,s..."
    - Shirley & Denny Hodges
  • "You will be remembered as a man who deeply loved his wife..."
    - Debbie Courson
  • "Dear Pete, Dave, Ed, Debbie, PJ, John & Stacey, I am so..."
    - Rose Cookie Tarquinio

Paul E. Wadding, Jr., age 88, of Erie, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at UPMC Hamot, following a brief illness. He was born in Brookville, Pa., on November 12, 1925, the son of the late Paul and Nora Mogle Wadding, Sr. Paul was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Merchant Marines. He retired from General Electric Company as an inspector. Paul was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Wadding; two grandsons, Elijah Deitrick and Zachary Wadding; one great-granddaughter, Shy-Tay Williams; and one brother, Samuel Wadding.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Verla Renshaw Wadding; one daughter, Debbie A. Hodges; three sons, Edward W. Wadding (Gail), Pete Wadding (Dina), Dave Wadding (Jean); three sisters, Edna Wadding, Betty Sterrett, Roberta Gorman (Don); one brother, Byron "Tim"Wadding (Joanne); and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Thursday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. David Waldo. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the family. To send condolences, visit

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Published in the Erie Times-News on May 6, 2014
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