Paul Joseph Hodyas, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mon General Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Wheeling, a son of the late Paul and Rose Cermak Hodyas.
Paul attended high school and graduated from the Linsly Military Institute in 1956. He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon with a degree in economics in 1960. Paul was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps for whom he served a total of 12 years in active duty and as a reserve achieving the rank of captain prior to his discharge in 1973. Paul was employed by Pennsylvania Glass Sand and Ohio Lime companies during his professional career as a sales manager prior to retiring in 2003. Paul was a devoted family man with an infectious personality, charm and sense of humor. Raised a catholic, he found our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his faith at the Bethany Baptist Church along the banks of the Buckhannon River in Hall.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara A. Hall Hodyas of Uniontown, Pa.; his son, Michael Hodyas and his wife, Lisa, of Canton, Mich.; his granddaughter, Dasha of Canton, Mich.; his sisters, Rosemarie Bursee and Elizabeth "Betty" Curtis; his brother-in-law, Larry Hall and his wife, Nancy, of Bridgeport; and numerous other family members including nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family members in Germany and Poland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jerry Hall of Havre de Grace, Md.
Friends and family will be received Thursday, Aug. 21, at Poling St. Clair Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Bethany Baptist Church in Hall. Burial will follow in Bethany Baptist Cemetery on the hill overlooking Hall. May Paul rest in peace. The Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the graveside.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.