He worked for Taylor Winfield Corp. in Warren, in the shipping and receiving department, and had previously worked for Michigan Hanger and Walmart in Warren, until retiring in 2006.
He also enjoyed fishing with his brother-in-law, Carl Kompanik, and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Steven Petkovich and Mark Petkovich, both of Girard; sister, Julia Cohol, of Liberty; his companion for many years, Janet Weller; and many nieces and nephews.
Paul was a kind and gentle man who loved his family and his church, and will be missed by all who knew him.
Paul was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Makar Petkovich. Paul was a 1959 graduate of McDonald High School.
He was a devoted, faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Girard, where he loved to sing in the choir, was a past Elder and Trustee, and was there every day checking on the church.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith A. Kompanik Petkovich, whom he married Nov. 16, 1963, and who passed away April 18, 2004; sister, Mary Loychik; twin sister, Pauline Storc; brothers, Adam, Daniel and Eli; and niece, Paula Cohol.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service, and also from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Blackstone Funeral Home.
Paul will be laid to rest in Green Haven Memorial Gardens next to his wife. The family suggests any memorial contribution be made to the church memorial fund in Paul’s memory.
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