WARREN - Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Paul Fredrick King, 66, passed suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the emergency room of St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
Paul was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Warren, the son of Samuel and Pauline Wysenski King.
Paul obtained his formal education in the Newton Falls school system, graduating from Newton Falls High School in 1966. Following his graduation, Paul obtained employment at Rockwell International in Newton Falls while continuing his education at Youngstown State University. With his determination and his strong work ethic he was able to graduate from Youngstown State University with a bachelor of science in business administration degree. He retired from Hubbell Inc. as a division financial controller. With this position, he worked at various locations across the United States.
A chance meeting in 1982 brought Paul and Diana Kuzenko together. The couple were united in marriage on Feb. 5, 1983, in St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church in Warren.
Paul was a dedicated husband and father who enjoyed the beach and traveling. He was passionate about the professional sports teams the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. Paul initiated the Newton Falls summer basketball league and was a player manager for the Newton Falls Merchants, coaching them to the state softball championship.
Paul also enjoyed reminiscing and storytelling. An avid reader, he loved to read while relaxing on the beach. Wherever Paul's travels took him, he was always proud to be from Newton Falls.
He was a loyal friend to many and always willing to assist anyone. Paul continued to give to others by his donation to Lifebanc.
Paul attended the St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Cortland.
Cherished memories of Paul will be carried on by his loving wife, Diana; his adored daughter, Natalie (Jeff) Parish; and his granddaughter, Madeline, who affectionately called him "Poppy"; his sister, Jill Petrarca; his brother, Lance (Anna) King; as well as his many other extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls, where friends also will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. A service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Reid Lamport officiating.