SHARON-Paul E. Stewart, age 95, of Sharon passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning July 10, 2019 in Sharon Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Sharpsville on March 1, 1924 the son of James and Mildred (Zedaker) Stewart and was a graduate of Sharon High School. 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 December 1st, 1951. Together they would share more than twenty-nine joyful years together.
He worked at the Sharon Steel Company where he retired as an inspector with forty years of service.
Paul was a member of the Sandy Lake Lodge #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.
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 Year in 2004.
He enjoyed watching his grand-children 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 and Lynn (Tom) Harrison of Cortland, OH; 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, OH and Donna Spadin of Maryland.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife Betty on January 18, 1981, his brother Robert Stewart, and his sister Betty Costello.
A funeral service will be held on Monday evening at 7:00PM at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home 555 East State St. in Sharon with Rev. Christopher Bobby officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00-7:00 PM prior to the start of the service.
Burial will be at America’s Cemetery.
If desired, contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the donor’s favorite charity in Paul’s memory.
Please visit www.sampleodonnellfh.com to leave a memory or condolence to Paul’s family.