Paul Byers, 84, of Mingo Junction, OH, passed away Tuesday May 27, 2014, at Acuity Specialty Hospital in Steubenville, OH.
He was born July 25, 1929, in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Paul J. and Anna (Ubrin) Byers.
Paul retired in 1989 after 42 years from Kroger, where he was a store manager. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church; the P.N.A. and also the Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Catherine L "Kitty" (Ricci) Byers, whom he married on September 2, 1950; two sons, Paul (Carla) Byers of Columbus, OH, and Vince Byers of Mingo Junction; three daughters, Deborah (Joe) Elias of Wintersville, OH, Karen (Terry) Giuliani of Mingo Junction and Michele Byers of Steubenville, OH; a brother, Richard (Anita) Byers of Mingo Junction; a sister, Bernadette (Baci) Carpico of Mingo Junction; and six grandchildren, Joey Elias, Jessica Elias, Louis Giuliani, Gina Giuliani, Zachary Huggins and Emily Byers.
Friends will be received at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Ave., Mingo Junction, on Friday from 3-7 p.m. On Saturday, Paul will lay in state at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mingo from 9 a.m. until the time of his Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. James M. Dunfee, as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville.
On Friday there will be a vigil service at 6:45 p.m. and a rosary service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed in Paul's memory to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 204 St. Clair Ave., Mingo Junction, OH 43938
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