Paul H. Schlemmer, 70, of Hickernell Road, Perry Twp. passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford following a short illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1945 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Earl Emery and Mary Melzina Smith Schlemmer. He celebrated 50 years of marriage to Violet Jean Schaffer Schlemmer as they were married on May 28, 1965. She survives.
Paul was a lifelong service and delivery man before he started his own business in 1996, Superior Water and Salt Delivery. He was a Perry Township Supervisor, served on the Board of the Municipal Authority and was the local service hearing officer. He was the reigning President of the Lawrence County Township Association and a delegate of the Lawrence County COG. Paul was a member of the Word Alive Church where he drove the church van and also helped with the men’s breakfasts. In 1995, Paul went on a missionary trip to Jamaica. He enjoyed the outdoors, travel, family gatherings, and lending a helping hand.
In addition to his wife, Violet Jean, survivors include two daughters, Tammy (Ed) Bathgate of Ellwood City, Patricia (David) Kaufman of New Castle; two sons, Michael (Lisa) Schlemmer of Eastbrook, Andrew E. Schlemmer of Ellwood City; sister, Nancy Spencer of Sylvania, Ohio; brother, Donald Schlemmer of Ellwood City; five grandchildren, Brandon, Erin and Michael Cornelius, Jacklyn Schlemmer, Alyn Davis; and two great grandchildren, Gage and Carson Cornelius.
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Amanda Davis, and siblings, David Schlemmer, Ruth Loccisano, Betty Jean Ross, Arthur Schlemmer, Richard E. Schlemmer, Raymond Schlemmer, and Anna Jean Schlemmer.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the Word Alive Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cliff Reynolds and Pastor Cindy Antonossi officiating. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road Suite 320 Wexford, Pa. 15090.
Online condolences may be sent to www.marshallsfh.com.