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Paul X. Katrencik

  • On October 31, 2019
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Paul X. Katrencik, 73, of Canonsburg, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born May 10, 1946, son of the late Rudolph A. and Grace Nahay Katrencik, Paul grew up in Hendersonville and worked most of his adult life as an industrial draftsman at McGraw-Edison and Cooper Industries in Canonsburg. He enjoyed local history and the outdoors, having served as President of Jefferson College Historical Society (Canonsburg), active member of Cecil Township Historical Society & South Park Historical Society, and Vice President of Cecil Friends of the Montour Trail. He enjoyed attending meetings of other area historical organizations including those of Bridgeville and Eldersville, and followed his father’s interests of participating in archaeological activities and excavations of Native American sites associated with the University of Pittsburgh. Paul loved reading about NASA and outer space, having retired from the Air National Guard after serving twenty years as an aircraft mechanic. Always concerned about others, Paul was honored in 2018 with the Trailblazer Award by the Montour Trail Council for his diligent work in maintaining segments of the trail for all to enjoy.

Paul is survived by his son Jeffrey Michael Katrencik, daughter Lisa Marie Katrencik, their mother Linda Kotula, and close loving friend Barbara James. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his sister Janet Kouklakis and her husband Pete, nephew Jason Katrencik and wife Leigh, and his sister-in-law Carol. Paul was preceded in death by son Paul Katrencik, Jr., and brother Rudolph J. Katrencik.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 2 PM –  8 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA, 15317, 724-260-5546. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM at the funeral home. A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10 St. Mary’s Lane, Cecil, PA 15321. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 2:30 PM with full military honors by Brentwood VFW – Post 1810 and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

Please view and sign the online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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5 Comments

Marilyn Roche
  • Nov 1 2019
Paul was a good friend, kind, and loving person. He will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace. Love, Tony and Marilyn
Cecil Friends of the Montour Trail
  • Nov 1 2019
We will miss Paul's dedication and years of service to the trail. Our condolences to his family. Your Friends from the Cecil Trail
Judy Klobucar
  • Nov 2 2019
With our deepest condolences..the Klobucar family.
John Oyler
  • Nov 2 2019
Paul was a good friend and a dedicated fellow amateur history buff. His participation in Bridgeville Area Historical Society events was always appreciated. His input regarding nearly every historical subject was constructive and much appreciated. We will miss him. John Oyler, for the Bridgeville Area Historical Society
Ruth Scandale, Erie, PA
  • Nov 3 2019
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My deepest sympathy to the family. I will miss him and his smile.
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