Sunday, December 18, 2016

BJ retiree Paul Straits passes away

Former BJ transportation manager Paul Straits passed away Friday, December 16 in Millersburg, where he attended high school.
Paul’s obituary:

Paul R. Straits passed away on December 16, 2016 after a brief illness with his family by his side.He was born on January 26,1930 to Walter J. and Sue (Nye) Straits in Millersburg, Ohio.

He was a 1948 graduate of Millersburg High School, served in the U.S. Navy, followed by six years in the Naval Reserves and had a 37 year career at the Akron Beacon Journal.

Paul enjoyed golfing, fishing, watching golf and spending time with his family. He was a long time member of Saint Hilary Catholic Church and volunteered on the Funeral Luncheon Committee.

Paul is survived by wife, Susie; and children, Beth (Bob) Forwark, Bruce (Tracie Lee) Baumgardner, and Marty (Debbie) Baumgardner; also survived by grandchildren, Andy (Brittany) Forwark,Eric Forwark, Bryan, Kelsey, Alison, and Jared Baumgardner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Walter J. Straits; sisters, Joann Straits, Ruth Tillitski, and Mary Derr.

Calling hours will be at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd. in Fairlawn Tuesday, December 27, from 6 until 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 28 at St. Hilary Catholic Church. Private interment at Standing Rock Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County, 812 Biruta St. Akron, OH 44307. 330-836-3100

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