Paul E. Meitzke
MANSFIELD - Paul E. Meitzke, age 90 years and a former resident of Amherst, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Winchester Terrace, Mansfield, after a brief illness.
Paul was born in Amherst, February 2, 1922, to the late Paul and Anna (nee Popsiener) Meitzke. He was a graduate of the former Amherst High School. After graduating high school, Paul was employed at the United States Steel Corporation, Lorain, where he was a pipefitter. During World War II
, Paul served in the U.S. Army-Air Corps as a crew chief on B-17's. He was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton. Upon returning from military service, Paul resumed his employment at the steel plant where he remained until retiring after 40 years of service. In retirement, Paul briefly worked at the Nordson Corporation, Amherst, as a courier.
Paul was a member of the Old Stone United Methodist Church, Amherst. He was also an active member of the Amherst Historical Society, where he served as a volunteer.
Survivors include two daughters; Beverly (Louis P.) Boatman of Mansfield and Patricia Bates of Amherst; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife Libby (nee Geist) (1983), and three sisters; Louise Fichter, Karessa Foldvary, and Dorothy Neuman.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, 2 - 6 p.m., at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst. The funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Dan Reinke of Old Stone United Methodist Church, Amherst, at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites conducted by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
In Paul's honor, memorials may be made to the Old Stone United Methodist Church, 553 South Main Street, Amherst, OH 44001.