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Age 89, of Zelienople, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2012, while under the care of UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born January 19, 1923 in Zelienople, son of the late Paul Hercule and Emma Elizabeth (Henkel) Thiebaud. Paul was a member of the Harmony- Zelienople United Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the V.F.W. Post #879. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a master upholsterer and cabinet maker who proudly learned the trade from his father who emigrated from Switzerland. He and his brother, Eugene, followed in their father's footsteps and truly loved being craftsmen. Paul was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed playing poker and horseshoes. Above all, he was a loving and devoted grandfather who will always be remembered by saying, "call me if you need anything". He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret (Buffington) Thiebaud; his two children, Denise (Dennis) English of Pittsburgh and John (Sandy) Thiebaud of Butler; his two brothers, Daniel (Kay) Thiebaud of Zelienople and Eugene (Doris) Thiebaud of Florida; his two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Dolter of Ellwood City and Mildred Sullivan of Ellwood City; his six granddaughters, Erin (Andrea) English, Rachel (Chris) Tamanini, Brittany (Rich) Carter, Sarah Thiebaud, Justine Thiebaud and Ashley Thiebaud; and his precious great-granddaughter, Lilliana Tamanini. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Lang. The Thiebaud family will welcome friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 324 E. Grandview Avenue, Zelienople. Funeral Services will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harmony-Zelienople United Presbyterian Church, 123 N. Pittsburgh Street, Zelienople. (Friends Please Meet at Church). Interment with Military Honors will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the V.F.W. Post #879, 6 Harvest Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 or the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. On-line condolences and directions at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 23, 2012
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