PAUL, Thomas "Tom" M., of Wintersville, OH, passed away on Dec. 31, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he received compassionate care. He was 69 years old.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Hrin) Paul; father, George Paul, Sr.; father-in-law, Silvio Lupinetti; and grand parents, Theodore and Mary Paul, and Mike and Bertha Hrin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sylvia (Lupinetti) Paul. They were married in Weirton, WV on Oct. 26, 1963. Tom Paul will be affectionately remembered by his daughter, Lorrie Paul Crum of Greensburg, PA; grandchildren, Angela Crum and Kevin Crum II, both of Akron, OH; brother, George Paul, Jr. and sister-in-law, Rosemary Paul of Weirton, WV; sister, Mary Ella (Paul) Dorsey and brother-in-law, Jim Dorsey of Burgettstown, Penn.; brothers-in-law, Charles Lupinetti of Steubenville and Stephen Lupinetti of Pittsburgh; niece, Lynn (Dorsey) Patchin of Weirton; and nephews, Timothy Jon Paul of Raleigh, NC, Jim Dorsey of Imperial, Penn., and Tom Dorsey and Brian Paul, both of Weirton and mother-in-law, Angela DeGregory Lupinetti of Steubenville. He also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Born in Weirton, WV on Sept. 5, 1943, Tom Paul went to Weir High and served as a motor inspector at Weirton Steel for 40 years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms and riding with Goldwing Chapter V2 of Wintersville, OH.
He took great pride in and loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren. Baptized in the Catholic faith, he was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Wintersville.
Visitation will be held at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home at 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, from 4-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. with Msgr. Kurt Kemo officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital via UPMC Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 (online at donation.upmc.com/donation/); and/ or to the MPN Research Foundation for patients of myleoproliferative blood disorders at 180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1870, Chicago, IL 60601 (online at www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/).