Victor T. Paul, age 88, lifelong resident of Lewiston, died Monday December 18, 2017 in Niagara Hospice House in Lockport.
Victor was born June 17, 1929 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late Calvin and Ruth (Wilson) Paul. He was a 1947 graduate of the Lewiston Red Brick High School. A Veteran of the Korean War, Victor served from December of 1950 to his honorable discharge in October of 1952. He was assigned to F Company in the 17th Infantry Regiment and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal W/1 Bronze Service Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the United Nations Service Medal.
Victor had worked as a mechanic for Hick’s Garage and at Coppins Service Station in Lewiston until the late 1980’s. He obtained his real estate license and worked as an agent in Lewiston for Wendell Kay and then Hunt Real Estate from where he retired in 2003 after 15 years.
Victor was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, and a member of the V.F.W. Lake Ontario Post # 313 in Youngstown, and the American Legion. He was involved with and served on the Village of Lewiston Beautification Committee for several years and in the 1950’s and 1960’s he was a Boy Scout Leader. Victor enjoyed golfing during his real estate years, was an avid bowler, bowling three times weekly, and he enjoyed boating.
On September 17, 1955 he married Vera E. (MacGill) Paul. Vera predeceased him in 1990. He is survived by his children, Tara Drollette (Richard L. Barron) of Lockport, Keith D. (Ellen Dickout) Paul of Irving, TX, John (Anne Marie Pennachio) Paul of Weymouth, MA, and Rene' (Charles) Aube of Ransomville; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Streets, Lewiston on Thursday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 22, at 11:00 AM in the funeral home, with the Rev. Elizabeth Morgan officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd., Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Lake Ontario Post #313 Building Fund, 434 Third St. Youngstown, NY 14174.