EAST LIVERPOOL - Paul N. Seckman, 85, passed away at home on Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2013.
He was born in East Liverpool on Sept. 11, 1928, a son of the late Naaman and Goldie (Bennett) Seckman.
Mr. Seckman had formerly owned and operated Presswell Dry Cleaners in Calcutta for more than 40 years. He was also the developer and builder of multiple homes in Old Farm Village where neighbors affectionately referred to him as "The Mayor." He was a 1946 graduate of East Liverpool High School and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he was presently serving as a Trustee. He belonged to East Liverpool Elks Lodge No. 258, Calcutta Rotary, East Liverpool Jaycees, was a past chairman of United Way of Southern Columbiana County and past president of Calcutta Chamber of Commerce. He also served as past president of Ohio Dry Cleaners Association. As an avid horse lover from a young age, Paul taught many area children how to ride and served as a judge for American Horse Show Association.
His wife of more than 60 years, Eileen D. (Coakley) Seckman, survives him at home. They were married April 13, 1952.
Surviving are two daughters, Paula Chamberlain of Calcutta and Lori Nocella and her husband, John of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Chad Wilkinson of Calcutta, Jack Nocella and Ava Nocella of Pittsburgh, Pa. Paul, who was known as "Pappy" his to his three grandkids, cherished the time he spent with them and his loved ones.
Along with his parents, a brother, Herman Seckman, and a sister, June Laughlin, preceded him in death.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin Maclean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at noon with the Rev. Stephen Cramer of the church officiating.
Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta today, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. up until the time of the service at noon.
Following the services on Saturday, family and friends will gather for food and fellowship at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church or Valley Hospice.