Paul H. Schlemmer, 70

SchlemmerPaul H. Schlemmer, 70, of Hickernell Rd., Perry Twp. passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford following a short illness.

Born February 22, 1945 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Earl Emery and Mary Melzina Smith Schlemmer. He celebrated 50 years of marriage to Violet Jean Schaffer Schlemmer as they were married on May 28, 1965. She survives.

Paul was a lifelong service and delivery man before he started his own business in 1996, Superior Water and Salt Delivery. He was a Perry Township Supervisor, served on the Board of the Municipal Authority and was the local service hearing officer. He was the reigning President of the Lawrence County Township Association and a delegate of the Lawrence County COG. Paul was a member of the Word Alive Church where he drove the church van and also helped with the men’s breakfasts. In 1995, Paul went on a Missionary trip to Jamaica. He enjoyed the outdoors, travel, family gatherings, and lending a helping hand.

In addition to his wife, Violet Jean, survivors include two daughters, Tammy (Ed) Bathgate of Ellwood City, Patricia (David) Kaufman of New Castle; two sons, Michael (Lisa) Schlemmer of Eastbrook, Andrew E. Schlemmer of Ellwood City; sister, Nancy Spencer of Sylvania, Ohio; brother, Donald Schlemmer of Ellwood City; five grandchildren, Brandon, Erin and Michael Cornelius, Jacklyn Schlemmer, Alyn Davis; and two great grandchildren, Gage and Carson Cornelius.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Amanda Davis, and siblings, David Schlemmer, Ruth Loccisano, Betty Jean Ross, Arthur Schlemmer, Richard E. Schlemmer, Raymond Schlemmer, and Anna Jean Schlemmer.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday October 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the Word Alive Church on Wednesday at 11 am with Pastor Cliff Reynolds and Pastor Cindy Antonossi officiating. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Rd. Suite 320 Wexford, PA 15090.

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15 thoughts on “Paul H. Schlemmer, 70

  1. Dear Jean.
    We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bring you His Comfort and Perfect Peace during your recovery process.
    In Christ.
    Bob and Kris Merrick

  2. So sorry to hear that Paul has passed. He gave it a good fight and his smile will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you Jean and your family at this time of great loss. He is a peace now.

  3. Dear Jeanie,
    You probably don’t remember me but I remember you. I thought of you as a friend in Wayne School. I hope while you deal with the loss of your life partner you know that others are feeling pain for you. I hope whatever brings you comfort you will do at this time. You are in my thoughts and meditations.
    Barbara Klingensmith Nagel

    • Thank you so much Barb & yes, I do remember you. In fact you should see the inside of your old homestead. Jimmy & Brenda is doing a great job at preserving & fixing the place up.
      I thank you for responding & God is holding me in His Loving arms when I cry out!!
      So good to hear from you at this time as well.
      Friends forever from Jean (Schaffer) Schlemmer

  4. Jeanie and family,
    You have our deepest condolences. We consider ourselves blessed to have known Paul.
    Take comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! May God’s comforting Holy Spirit be with you all.

    Love in Christ, Rick and Jan

  5. Jean, Bill and I love you. Paul will be missed by everyone who knew him. I so enjoyed the visit I had with him back in July. I know he is rejoicing with his Lord and Savior and has been from the moment he arrived home. I am reminded of scripture I Corinthians 15:54-55 AMP….death is swallowed up (utterly vanquished forever) in and unto victory. O death where is your victory? O death where is your sting.” Of course we know it is speaking of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior as being the victory. May our Lord Jesus comfort you and yours during this time through His Holy Spirit. We have been and will continue to pray. We are also here for you so don’t hesitate to call us when you need to. Love Bill and Brenda

    • Thank you Bill & Brenda for all your prayer, encouragement, concern & your friendship!!
      Our God is a GREAT GOD!! He is here for us, I do know that!!

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss Jean , Paul will truely be missed by many , I will miss his funny jokes
    and story telling ,plus the great service he provided to our family delivering water and salt !!
    And fine a man gone too soon !!
    Our prayers are with you Jean and your family !!

    Leroy + Patti Kirchell

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Paul was always a ray of sunshine when he delivered water to the office. I loved sitting and talking with him when he came. He always had time to talk and tell me some funny story. We will really miss him.

    • Thank you Cathy & maybe now is the time for me to write Paul’s book on his stories that he told so many people. You all have to tell them to me now!
      Yes, we will miss him but I thank God I now that we will be together for eternity & that is my hope to carry me here at this time. So thankful that I did know him personally & gave him his freedom to be Paul out there!!
      Thank you for you for kindness!!

    • Thank you so much for your condolences, Heather!!
      Our GOD is a GREAT GOD & he does keep His promises to us!! Thank you again!!

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