Charles E. "Woody" Paul Jr., 95, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Greensburg Care Center. Born Sept. 29, 1925, in Latrobe, he was a son of the late Charles E. Paul Sr. and Mary E. (Morvetz) Paul. Charles was a member of St. Vincent Basilica. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, and had the privilege of serving in the honor guard for the funeral of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Latrobe Steel Company with 30 years of service. He was a partner of the former Erny and Paul Excavating and longtime owner and operator of Paul's Excavating. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 515. Charles enjoyed trips to the casinos and visiting with his family and their dogs. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie (Mollick) Paul; and his longtime companion, Helen Godish. Charles is survived by one son, Robert A. Paul and his wife, Linda, of Latrobe; one brother, Richard H. Paul, of Latrobe; two grandsons, Brad Cervi and his wife, Michelle, and Justin Cervi; three great-grandchildren, Keegan, Liam and Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Greensburg Care Center for their excellent care and compassion. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the LOPATICH-BRINKER FUNERAL HOME LLC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery where graveside military services will be accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post No. 33. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 5206 Center Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650. To sign the online guestbook, send condolences or share a story, please visit www.lopatichbrinker.com
Published by Tribune Review from Jul. 24 to Jul. 25, 2021.