Paul T. Ed.D WIETIG
1947 - 2016
BORN
May 20, 1947
DIED
April 11, 2016
WIETIG - Paul T., Ed.D April 11, 2016 after a brief illness, beloved husband of Margaret Roche Wietig; loving father of Christopher P. (Leah) Wietig and Claire M. Wietig of Charlotte, NC; brother of Frederick (Gertrude) Wietig. Calls may be made Friday from 4-8 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo Saturday at 11:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Amherst Operetta Association, 55 Kings Hwy., Snyder, NY 14226 or the University of Buffalo Foundation, P.O. Box 900. Buffalo, NY 14226-0900. Paul was a longtime educator and administrator with the Amherst Central School District and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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I am saddened to learn of Paul's passing. We were friends throughout P.S. 68 and Kensington H.S. We reconnected through his work at SUNYAB. We enjoyed each other's presence at the last two Kensington H.S. reunions. He was a valued educator and a gentleman.
William Bauza
April 25, 2016
Dear Christopher and Family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of your dad's passing. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know and work with him at WBS and the high school. He will be missed. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Kathy Pengelly
April 22, 2016
Aunt Marge and family, our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you. I got to spend some time with Paul last year when he brought the Labor Secretary to UB. Paul will be missed!
Joe & Kyoko Koessler
April 19, 2016
Margie, our thought and prayers are with you and your family. Very sorry to hear this sad news.

Bill & Joanie Blake
Bill Blake
April 17, 2016
RIP Mr. Wietig. I remember you not as a powerful administrator but as a good teacher who cared.
Mark Bilger
April 17, 2016
We are devastated about the passing of my cousin Paul Wietig . Paul had always been a role model, and worked hard at keeping the family together. Paul touched and help so many people in a positive manner. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. Please accept our condolences. God Bless Paul and his Family may he Rest in Peace. Amen !Sincerely ,Laurie and Louie Yeostros.
Louie Yeostros
April 16, 2016
I always had the highest regard for Dr. Wietig's work at Amherst Central School District and was fortunate again to have his support when I was working on my Master's Degree at UB. His passion for education and thoughtfulness in all of his endeavors is his legacy. Prayers for his family and all who have been touched by his spirit.
Martha Boyle
April 16, 2016
I was very sad to learn of the death of Paul. He was a good friend and an asset to the music program at Amherst. I had the privilege of teaching Chris and Claire. He died far too soon. I will always remember him as a great administrator and friend to the music program. He helped me in so many ways. May he rest in peace.
Terry Gamble -music dept. Amherst Central Schools (1974-2002)
Terry Gamble
April 15, 2016
Dear Marge and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Paul. He was a true gentleman and a very accomplished man. I remember when we first moved to the Amherst school system when our son was in the sixth grade, it was Paul who greeted him at the school's door and took him under his wing. He introduced Todd to all of his new teachers and made the transition very easy for him. We were so appreciative of his help at that time. He always had time for anyone who needed guidance.
I hope your beautiful memories of this wonderful husband and father will carry you through the weeks and months ahead.

Mary Gilbert
Mary Gilbert
April 15, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear of the death of Paul. He was such a help to me and the
music program at Amherst Central schools. The children of Amherst were always first. It was a pleasure teaching both Chris and Claire. May he
rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon him. My condolences to Marge and the family.
Terry Gamble
music dept.Amherst Central
April 15, 2016
Mrs. Wietig, Chris and Claire,
Your husband/father touched so many lives in a positive way. His life actions gave new meaning to kind, generous, caring and thoughtful. He was a wonderful human being. My thoughts and prayers are with you now.

Sue Szafranski
April 15, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear of Paul's passing. As a new teacher in Amherst 15 years ago, Doc took me under his wing and personally mentored me while serving as Deputy Superintendent and Interim principal at Windermere. He had plenty on his plate but took the time to work with me. If it were not for him, I certainly would not be the teacher I am today. Condolences to the Wietig Family.
Brian Davis
April 15, 2016
So very sorry to learn of Paul's death. He was a fun and dedicated professional with a wonderful way about him. The world lost a good man. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Maureen Pernick Huber
April 15, 2016
My sympathy to your family . I taught at Windermere during all three of Dr.Weitig's terms as interim principal. Everyone loved him, students and staff alike. He was a gifted educator and a kind and respected man. He will be greatly missed.
Barbe Johnson Schaff
April 14, 2016
Sending condolences from the Amherst School District Nurses- whom Paul had managed for many years within the district. He was a very kind and understanding man. Prayers to your family.
April 14, 2016
Margie, we are truly sorry for your loss. Paul was quite a person. Our hearts go out to you, Christopher, and Claire.
Bob and Peggy Forbes
April 14, 2016
My deepest condolences to Paul's family. I will miss him so much. He was a wonderful colleague. It is hard to imagine our interprofessional team without him. And he was one of the nicest men I have ever known. Sincerely, Diane Elze, UB School of Social Work
Diane Elze
April 14, 2016
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April 14, 2016
My deepest condolences to the Wietig family from the Perez family. Dr. Wietig was a wonderful neighbor, friend and mentor. I was 12 years old when my father passed away and Dr. Wietig was part of the remarkable village of Walton Drive that always looked out for me. From playing catch with a football or baseball to providing mentorship, Dr. Wietig was a person of great generosity. I was honored to come to UB a couple years and see first hand the remarkable village Dr. Wietig built there. Countless people are living better lives as a result of Dr. Wietig. To the Wietig family: we are profoundly saddened by your loss and I am profoundly grateful to have had the privilege of crossing paths with such a remarkable person.
Tom Perez
April 14, 2016
To the Wietig family,

Please know how sorry I am for your loss. I knew Paul way back in grammar school and often walked home with a group of kids including Paul and his little brother Freddie. He was a special kid even then. Couldn't help but like and admire Paul. Such a nice guy..blessings to you all. Be at peace Paul.
Sandra Garry Christ
April 14, 2016
Paul will be missed by all at Genesee Country Museum. We deeply appreciate his service on the board. He was a very kind and dedicated man. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Peter Arnold
April 14, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great educated but an even better dad. Chris I remember how proud of you he was he say you in the musicals. He will be truly missed.
Lorraine Lee
April 13, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the Wietig family. Paul was a special person who left the world a better place because of his dedication to caring about other people. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. My (Bill) memories from the past half-dozen years or so of working with Paul on various health projects and talking about how our kids (Claire and Billy graduated together) were doing will always be special to me. Memories of his innate "goodness" and inner warmth will remain forever.
Bill and Patty Wieczorek
April 13, 2016
Dear. Margie and family ...my prayers and thoughts are with you today. thanks for all you and Paul did for Ellen when she was with you Peace and prayers Gretchen
April 13, 2016
So very sorry to hear the news about Paul. He was such a great person. The perfect mix of faith, humor, intellect and character. A man from the city with a heart and soul in the country... We were privileged to have known him and always looked forward to his yearly visits to our greenhouse.
Brendens
April 13, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I met him as a student at UB and he was just always a nice guy.
Bernadette O'Donoghue
April 13, 2016
I am so saddened by this news. Dr. Wietig was such a wonderful mentor. He always looked out for me, as a student, a colleague and friend. My heart goes out to the Wietig family. Amherst was so lucky to have had him in our lives.
Patti Jo (Calabrese) Otto
April 13, 2016
My condolences on your loss. Anyone who knew Paul was touched by his goodness, knowledge and concern for others.
Mary Ann Costello
April 13, 2016
Margie, Chris and Claire, We are all so saddened by Paul's sudden passing. I will always remember the two of you strolling down Audubon Dr. together so happy, and friendly to talk with. He will truly be missed by so many. Much love from the Gibson Family
Mary Walsh
April 13, 2016
Dr.Wietig served as a Building Administrator and Head of the Amherst Art Department at times when thoughtful and reassuring guidance were most needed. He was a mentor to me during the time of teacher portfolios. He saw the potential in the individual and brought out the best qualities in oneself. I am saddened by this loss for his immediate family, the Amherst community and education itself. Sympathy and prayers to his family.
Richard Zotara
April 13, 2016
My condolences to the Wietig Family. Chris worked for the Alumni Relations Office and is a friend, and I began to know Paul through his good work at UB.
Patty Starr
April 13, 2016
I knew Paul when he worked at Grand Island Central School District. He was a devoted educator, administrator and family man. My heartfelt condolences to Paul's family.
Karolynne Davis Cox
April 13, 2016
Mrs. Wietig, Chris, and Claire,

I was so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. He always had the best interest at heart for the Amherst students. I remember how he lead us through the October storm in 2006. He was a great leader and advocate for Amherst schools. He will be missed my all. My prayers are with all of you at this time.

Brad Tichenor
April 13, 2016
Margie, Chris, and Claire,

Paul was a friend and colleague for over 30 years. He was a true educator - children always came first.

My deepest sympathies
Bill Grobe
April 13, 2016
Margie and family,
We are so shocked and saddened to hear about Paul. We are still in florida and unable to come. Accept our deepest sympathy.
Kathy and Eric
Kathy Lauritzen
April 13, 2016
Margie,
My deepest sympathy to you and your children. I am so sorry to hear about Paul's death. I had the privilege of working with him for years on the ASC Board. He was a wonderful man.
Laura
April 13, 2016
I was in Dr.Wietig's home room in 7th grade. He was a positive influence on me during those difficult teenage years- and I often think about him. I was fortunate to have had him as a teacher and role model, and I felt as though he was my friend- even as a 7th grader. Best wishes to his family- he was a fine man.
Sue Nicotra (Goldfarb)
April 13, 2016
I only recently met Paul as I worked on a project at UB for him. He was a truly lovely man--very kind and thoughtful and passionate about his work. My deepest sympathies for the Wietig family. Paul will be dearly missed.
Julie Wesolowski
April 13, 2016
Dr. Wietig was, by far, one of the kindest loving caring man I knew! He cared about every child, and every teacher at Windermere! This was his second home - he knew us, teachers, by names - he ever knew our family member's names. Always smiling! Always caring about safety of the kids first! His morning greeting YABA-DABA-DOO on the loud speaker - it made everyone's day start the right way! He will always be remembered as one of the GREATEST in Amherst!!!
Sofia Maxick
April 13, 2016
Dr. Weitig was my teacher at Amherst in the early 80's. It was a time in my life where my father had recently passed and my demeanor was somewhat hopeless. Dr. Wietig had a profound impact on me personally. He was kind, wise, and made me believe in myself and my future. His impact on my life was tremendous, and my only regret was losing contact with him and never thanking him for his patience and advice. So thank you Dr. Wietig. Your compassion and care for your students made a big difference in my life, and many others.
Knud Muenter
April 13, 2016
Margaret, Claire, Christopher and Leah - Words are insufficient, but know you're in our prayers. Paul was a truly extraordinary man - educator, administrator and sincere friend. We will all miss him, but cling to many fond memories of his kindness.
Dale Fish
April 13, 2016
I had the privilege of working with Paul ever since he started at UB. He was a wonderful colleague and a truly lovely man. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Zafron
April 13, 2016
Margie - my deepest condolences to you & your children on the passing of Paul. I recall meeting him many years ago at an IBM event and had a pleasant conversation with him. May your days and weeks ahead be filled with loving memories of your life with Paul.
Eileen Farrell Kelchlin
April 13, 2016
Amazing Man , Very thoughtful , Amazing leader , mentor and friend . Will never be forgotten
Martin Pizur
April 13, 2016
Long time friend and mentor may you rest in peace. Prayers are with the family. Dr. Greg Gibbs
Greg Gibbs
April 13, 2016
Aunt Margie, Chris, Claire & Leah....Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
Gretchen Wietig
April 13, 2016