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Paul E. Stewart 1924-2019

SHARON, Pa. — Paul E. Stewart, 95, of Sharon, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, at Sharon Regional Medical Center.

He was born on March 1, 1924, in Sharpsville, Pa., the son of James and Mildred Zedaker Stewart and was a graduate of Sharon High School, Class of 1942, where he was co-captain of the cross-country team.

Paul served our country in the U.S. Army with the 701st Ordnance Company in Germany following the conclusion of World War II. He received his honorable discharge in March of 1947 having attained the rank of Technician Fifth Grade and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.

Paul returned home to Sharon where he married his sweetheart, the former Elizabeth “Betty” Ligette, on Dec. 1, 1951. Together, they would share 29 joyful years.

He worked at the Sharon Steel Company, where he retired as an inspector with 40 years of service.

Paul was a member of the Sandy Lake Lodge No. 573 of the I.O.O.F. He was a former member of the Sharon and Sharpsville lodges. He was Noble Grand of the Sharon Lodge the year of their 100th anniversary and served many years as treasurer. He also had served on the Board of Directors for Orchard Manor and Fellowship Manor in Grove City, Pa.

He was President of the Musser PTA when his daughters were in grade school. He also served as President of Sharon Band Boosters.

As a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, he served as deacon, elder and President of their Consistory. He was named Elder Emeritus in 2002 and Honoree of theYear in 2004.

He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in all of their sports activities and school musical programs and was proud of each for their accomplishments in academics.

He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Paula (Mark) Ostheimer of Sharon, Pa. and Lynn (Tom) Harrison of Cortland; his six grandchildren, Holly (Chris) Bobby, Brad (Sara) Ostheimer, Scott (Ashley) Ostheimer, Amy Harrison, Katie (Corey) Fowler and Julie (Andrew) Austalosh; nine great-grandchildren, Cara, Lauren, Nick, Noah, Mara, Kaden, Natalie, Clara and Nora; and by his sisters, Nancy Busch of Champion and Donna Spadin of Maryland.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Betty on Jan. 18, 1981; his brother, Robert Stewart; and his sister, Betty Costello.

A funeral service will be 7 p.m. Monday evening at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 555 E. State St. in Sharon, Pa., with Pastor Christopher Bobby officiating. Friends may visit with the family 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the start of the service. Burial will be in America’s Cemetery.

If desired, contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the donor’s favorite charity, in Paul’s memory.

Visit www.sampleodonnellfh.com to leave a memory or condolence to Paul’s family.

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