Paul John Chmil Sr., 79, of Ashley, passed away Saturday in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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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 for local car dealerships after he retired. He was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre.
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 sons, 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. in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 58 Seneca St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Very Rev. Michael Lepa, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.
Family and friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains. A Parastas service will be held at 6 p.m.
Visitation also will be 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to his church, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 58 Seneca St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 19, 2013