CHESTER-Paul Anthony Milby, 92 passed away at his home on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 after a brief illness. He is now reunited with his wife, Miriam, who passed away on Aug. 28, 2013. They were married on Nov. 27, 1943.
He was born in Chester to the late Theodore Milby and Elizabeth Simballa Milby on July 31, 1921.
Paul graduated from Chester High School in 1940 and worked as a Platter operator in the Tin Mill at Weirton Steel for 42 years and he was a member of the 25 year club.
Paul and Miriam Milby
He was an avid fan of Notre Dame and Steeler Football.
He was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester where he had many fond memories of his activities at the church and especially of the founding priest, Father William J. Sauer.
Paul served his country with the US Army in Europe during WWII with Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army, and he was life time member of VFW Post 6450 in Chester.
In addition to his wife and parents, two brothers, William and Robert Milby also preceded him in death.
Surviving are his children, Diane Pooler and husband Robert of Longwood, Fla.; Barbara Rebich and husband Pete of Palmetto, Fla.; Tom Milby and wife Susie of Chester, Paula Beaman and husband Tim of Orlando, Fla.; and Gretchen Muller and husband David of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; his brother, Ted Milby of San Diego, Calif.; and his sister Eileen McAvoy of Chester. Also, he leaves nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Father Ronald Getsinger will preside over a Mass of Christian Funeral on Monday, Oct.14 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester. Burial will follow at Columbiana County Memorial Park where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group and the W.Va. National Guard will accord full military Honors. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. when Father Getsinger will preside for the Liturgy of the Word at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made the building fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
You may view this memorial and send condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com.