PAUL A. STINNER
1924 - 2016
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STINNER
PAUL A.
Passed peacefully on September 27, 2016. Born in Duquesne, PA on May 23, 1924, Paul was a resident of Robinson Township for over 65 years. Survived by his wife of 71 years, Mildred (Gresko) Stinner; father of Dr. Theresa (Daniel) Carroll, Patricia (Jeffrey) Deardorff, Dr. Deborah (Dr. Leonard) Ferrington, Cynthia Slayback, Nebraska State Senator John (Rita), Dr. Charles (Lainie) Stinner and the late Paul A. Stinner, Jr.; also 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. As a Technical Sergeant in World War II and a member of the 550th Airborne Infantry Battalion, Paul fought in numerous battles including the Battle of the Bulge, the Invasion of Southern France, the Naples-Foggia Campaign, and the Rome-Arno Campaign. He earned two Purple Hearts, four Bronze Stars, and many other combat and service medals. In 2009, Paul was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor from the government of France for his service in liberating their country. After the war, he remained active with veteran groups through the local post of the American Legion. Paul was very active in the local community where he volunteered in various capacities. Among his many accomplishments, he founded Boy Scout Troop 301 and was also Scout Master for many years. He remained active with the scouts throughout his life, later acting as a mentor to young scouts and leaders. He served for over 30 years on the Robinson Township Board of Parks and Recreation, where he served as chairman, and was instrumental in the construction of many of the township's parks, including the area's first public swimming pool. He was a former member of the School Board for Montour School District, and was an active member of the Robinson Lions Club. He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Paul will be dearly missed by his family and the community. Friends received Sunday 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the JOSEPH M. SOMMA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5405 Steubenville Pike, Moon Run, Robinson Twp. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 301 or Holy Trinity Catholic Church both at 5718 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.



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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sep. 30 to Oct. 1, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
OCT
2
Visitation
01:00 - 03:00 PM
OCT
2
Visitation
06:00 - 08:00 PM
OCT
3
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
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October 22, 2016
I don't know Mr. Stinner. I read his obituary and was struck by the very real possibility that he saved !y father's life during the Battle of the Bulge. My dad was with the 28 th field artillery (I believe initially known as the 228 th F.A. Band). My dad is still living but is now with worsening dementia. He has spoken about the Battle and how after many dsys & nights of darkness, the skies cleared so that the airmen could fly in, dropping their bombs to save the US and allied forces! Thank-you Mr Stinner for allowing my dad to Be.
October 10, 2016
To the Stinner Family:

So sorry I missed the viewing but just found out over the weekend of his death. As a school board member he was always fair with me.
Have my belated sympathy. He was a good man

Bill Kriger
Montour High School
October 1, 2016
Peace be with you.

Donna Headley Jenkins
Oakdale, PA
October 1, 2016
Terry, Dan and the Carroll, Stinner Family

My deepest sympathy at the passing of your
Father.

Barbara Hinkle (Dorsek '64)
September 30, 2016
We have nothing but good memories about Paul. What a gentleman. Please accept our very deepest sympathies.
Tony & Angie Caristo
September 30, 2016
Dearest Stinner Family,
How I loved being around your Mom and Dad. Millie was my girl scout leader and we took a trip with the Boy Scouts to explore caves in the Uniontown area, what great fun we had.
When Paul ran for School Board I was there to help get him elected and he was always there for ALL the kids.
The community service your family has given to Robinson township is such a blessing. I know the Stinner family has touched many lives in Robinson. Sending much love and praying for your entire family during this time of sorrow.
Kathy Kury Campbell
September 30, 2016
Dear Aaron, Emily, Nancy and family,

May God Bless Paul Stinner -- a life well lived.
Dave and Bridget & Sons Praskovich
September 30, 2016
May God Bless your family in your time of sorrow.
Bubba & Kathy Anthony
September 30, 2016
Joyce Chapman
September 30, 2016
To Aaron and the entire Stinner Family,

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May God Bless your family in your time of sorrow.
Janine Mattucci
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