Paul R. Dorantich

SALEM – Paul Reuben Dorantich, 74, of Salem, died Tuesday afternoon, April 22, 2014, at his home following a long illness with his family by his side.

He was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Massillon, the son of the late Robert and Mildred Pauline Carver Dorantich.

Paul was a 1957 graduate of Champion High School and retired July 1, 2008, from General Motors in Lordstown, where he was a material handler for 37 years. He was previously a welder with American Welding in Warren for five years.

Paul was a member of the Damascus Friends Church, VFW Post 1590 in Warren, Nash Car Club and UAW Local 1112.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by three sons, Joseph A. Dorantich, Robert P. Dorantich and Anthony R. Dorantich; and a sister, Marcia Z. Taylor.

His wife, Joanna Salvino-Dorantich, whom he married July 1, 2008, survives him; along with sons Timothy P. Dorantich of Newton Falls and Jonathan S. Dorantich of Tall Timbers, Md.; a sister, Joan E. Stesiak of Pittsburgh; a brother, Robert M. Dorontich of Florence, Ala.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor John Ryser officiating. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

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