HATALA, Paul G.

HATALA, Paul G.

PAUL G. HATALA. Age 91. Beloved husband of 67 years to Dorothy. Loving father of Kathy Yasenka (John), Chip (Leanne) and Mark. Dear grandpa to Stacey Less (Kevin), Sam, Chris and Thomas. Dear brother of Alice and Nick (deceased). Passed away peacefully August 7th. Paul was a decorated, wounded veteran of the Normandy invasion in World War 2, and he was a recipient of 2 purple hearts and 4 bronze stars. He always had a quick smile, and was always capable of finding the silver lining in all of life’s cloudiness. He cherished his family, his dogs, and he found a quiet sense of joy in peaceful things like gardening and prayer. He will be missed by all who knew his smile and humor. He will be forever remembered for his famous, “Better days are coming.” He was much loved.

Funeral service Wednesday, August 12th at 11am at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow). Interment West Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seasons of Life Hospice 9511 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma, Oh 44130.

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  1. John on August 9th, 2015 9:15 am

    Guess Heaven needs another coach for their team…..thanks for acknowledging and encouraging a young 14 year old boy, filling him with confidence and asking for his opinion. It really meant a lot to me. You will be missed.

  2. Barbara Jasin on August 9th, 2015 11:27 am

    Chip &Leanne,
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s death. I am visiting
    Gina and her family in San Antonio so will not be able to attend the service. Know that my prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Barbara

  3. Olga Bernaciak on August 9th, 2015 8:42 pm

    A gteat classmate and friend .. I!! always think of him as a leader .

  4. JoAnn Fellner Eucharistic Minister on August 11th, 2015 7:47 pm

    Dear Dorothy, Kathy and family,

    With sympathy and prayers in your time of sorrow.
    Thank you for permitting to visit Paul during the last weeks while he was at Seasons of Life Hospice; and, in bringing Holy Communion to you, Kathy, and Paul.

    May God grant him Eternal Rest and Peace.

    JoAnn

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