Paul K. Majo, 77, of Loomus Drive, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where he had been a resident.
Mr. Majo was born May 20, 1935, in Watertown a son of Alva Majo and Helen Rich Majo Switzer. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1953 and was a member of the New York Naval Militia. Soon after high school Mr. Majo entered the U.S. Marines where he served in Korea. While in the service he graduated Magna Cume Laude from Louisiana Technical College in Reston, LA. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies and Science.
On April 24, 1954, he married Lucy Lou Giordanelli at St. Anthonys Church with Monsignor Claude Sechi officiating.
In 1974 he retired from the US Air Force after twenty two years of military service, at the end of his career he was a Military Advisor to the Royal Imperial Air Force in Ethiopia. While in Ethiopia he served as a school board administrator of the American Community School. During his service he was stationed in many countries including Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. While in the service he received numerous medals and recognitions. Mr. Majo was very dedicated to his career. After retirement he was employed with the US Post Office in Watertown for a short time. He then became a National Service Officer for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans),working in Washington DC at the Court of Veterans Appeals, retiring in 1997.
Mr. Majo was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Elks Lodge, Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post #61, Northside Improvement League, Marine Corp. League, DAV, a Mason since 1957 and a former member of the Italian American Civic Association. He enjoyed golfing, reading, computers, fishing and being in the woods.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons and a daughter in law; U.S. Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. and Elaine, Thomas D., a sister and her husband Martha and Clarence Joe Loveland, all of Watertown, a step sister and her husband Sally and Dennis Risk, Florida, five grandchildren, two great granddaughters, nieces and nephews. Mr. Majo was very close to his in-laws, the Giordanelli family. His father, mother, step father, Francis Bug Switzer and brother Thomas died before him.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4-7 pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc., an American Legion remembrance service will be at 7 pm. A prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:15 am at the funeral home with a 10 am funeral mass at St. Patricks Church with Reverend Donald Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors. Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, Attn: Gift Processing or to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedworriorproject.org. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com