CARTHAGE – Paul C. Marolf, 86, of West Street died early Thursday morning, February 20, 2014 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where he had resided since November 2013. The family would like to thank all the staff of the Rainbow Community for their care and comfort.
Paul was born in Beaver Falls on January 14, 1928 the son of the late John B. and Mary Widrick Marolf. He graduated from Beaver Falls High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and he served from 1951 to 1953 being honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He married Roslyn A. Flynn in July 25, 1964 in Plattsburg.
Paul furthered his education and attained two associate degrees in business and accounting from JCC, he then went to Upper Division Utica-Rome to receive his bachelors in Industrial Arts. He became the carpentry teacher at the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center Glenfield. Paul continued his learning in education at Cornell and Clarkson Universities.
He taught adult classes at BOCES and Ft. Drum. He also involved his sons to help with summer roofing projects and construction jobs. When he was younger he loved hunting and bowling.
Paul served on the Carthage Central School Board, and was the recipient of the Hall of Achievement in 2004, was past village justice, senior construction captain for the Kids World Playground, life member of the Pomona Grange and Beaver River Memorial Post #1663, Croghan.
Surviving is his wife of 50 years Roslyn, their sons and their families, Clark and Carol of Catawba, NC and their children, Caroline and Samantha; Leigh and Julie of Harrisburg, PA and their children, Shane and Nolan; Craig and Keri of Indianapolis, IN, and their son Samuel; his brother Neil, and his sister Catherine Marolf both of Castorland, three sisters-in-law, Rose, Ann, and Clara Marolf.
He is predeceased by his brothers, Alford, John, Embert, Lawrence, Eugene, Nelson, and Wayne Marolf; his two sisters, Phyllis Marolf, Alice Bomgardner.
A memorial service will be on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired minister officiating. Calling hours will be from 1:00 to 3:00pm prior to the service. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls.
Memorials in Pauls name may be made to: American Cancer Society.
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