Paul Joseph Eyerman Sr., 74, of Savannah, Ga., and formerly of Mountain Top, passed away May 23, 2013.
He was born to the late Joseph and Thelma Eyerman on May 11, 1939, in Wilkes-Barre. Paul graduated from Meyers High School and attended Lehigh University. On June 11, 1960, he married Virginia Morgan, also of Wilkes-Barre, and they enjoyed more than 52 happy years together.
Paul was the founder and president of Paul J. Eyerman Roofing Inc. Throughout his career, Paul had been named to several professional organizations. He was an officer of Northeastern Pennsylvania Sheet Metal Contractor Association and a board member of Johnson Technical Institute in Scranton. He served as the president of Mountain Top Kiwanis, chairman of Fairview Township Zoning Board and treasurer for St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Mountain Top.
In addition, Paul was passionate about coaching youth in the Mountain Top Area Little League Baseball. Paul was credited with organizing a community effort to purchase life-saving emergency equipment, the Jaws of Life, for the Mountain Top area. Paul was also a sergeant in the 109th Field Artillery of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
After retiring in 1996, he and his wife relocated to Hilton Head Island, S.C. There, he started his business, Eyerman Estimating, and continued working until his death. Paul remained active in the community through the Lion's Club, including Camp Leo for blind children, as president of the Home Owners Association at the Woodland section of the Southbridge development and with the Richmond Hill Methodist Church. He loved to travel, volunteer and was an avid tennis player.
Paul is survived by his wife, Virgina Eyerman; brother, Mark Eyerman and his wife, Carol Eyerman, Portland, Maine; two children, Paul Eyerman and his wife, Mariann Eyerman, Mountain Top, and Janee Cardell and her husband, David Cardell, Savannah, Ga.; three grandchildren, Leah Eyerman, Bryan Greto and Matthew Greto. He was known as "Pop" and "The Big Cheese" by his grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held June 30 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with the Rev. Michelle Kaufman presiding. Friends and family may call from 4 to 5 p.m. with the service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the Mountain Top Little League Association, 375 Alberdeen Road, Mountain Top, PA 18707. The family expresses thanks for offerings of kind wishes and condolences.