Paul John Kmetz, 79 of Star Junction, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
He was born April 23, 1941 in McKeesport, PA, a son of Paul Kmetz and Evelyn Marie Stanley Kmetz.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Perryopolis, former owner and operator of Cruisin Diner for 10 years, served on the Perryopolis Joint Sewage Authority and was a member of the Star Junction Fish & Game Club. .
He was retired from US Steel Irvin Works.
Paul was a wonderful husband to Brenda, celebrating 55 years of marriage last October. He was an amazing father to his 3 boys and daughters-in-law, and a true inspiration to his grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending that time with his boys and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling the world with Brenda and their traveling companions Sonny & Emily.
A special thank you to Roger and Denny for being such loving and caring lifetime neighbors and also a great big Thank you to Dr. Ronald Lutes and his team, Dr. Schroff and staff and the staff of OSPTA Hospice.
He is survived by three sons, Paul Martin Kmetz and wife Nicole, Brenden Christopher Kmetz and wife Michele and Matthew Francis Kmetz all of Perryopolis, Pa., five grandchildren, Savannah Prue, Dalton Kmetz, Staci Kmetz, Paul J. Kmetz and Connor Kmetz; four nieces and nephews; Renee & Paul Harvey, Nicky & Nikki Petrus, Susie & Brian Coleman and Bobby Petrus. Also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Brenda Marlene Sarah Hudock Kmetz on Nov. 5, 2019..
Family and Friends will be received Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 1 to 7 pm in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home,Inc., Fayette City, PA. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com
Blessing Service will be held Monday, June 8, 2020 at 10:30 am in the funeral home with Fr. Efren Ambre officiating.
Interment will follow in the St. John's Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA.
Keeping in compliance with the County and State Mandate of “green phase”, guests are asked to please abide by personal protective guidelines, masks MUST be worn and social distancing must still be maintained.
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