Paul Diurba 1926-2013

WARREN – Paul Diurba, 87, of Warren, left to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Howland.

He was born April 29, 1926, in Sharpsville, Pa., the son of John and Susan Grexa Diurba.

Paul graduated from Johnston High School in 1945. He married the love of his life, Betty L. Hudson, on Aug. 25, 1948. Paul was an avid polka dancer and loved working with his hands. There were very few things that he could not fix or fabricate.

Paul was employed for 20 years with Western Reserve Lumber Co., and retired from Cortland Transformer in 1987 after 21 years of service. He was also employed with Warren Marble and Granite Co. for four years.

Paul was a member of Bazetta Christian Church and the Cortland Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty L. Diurba; sons, Terry (Sandy) of Odin, Ill., Randy (Brenda) of Champion and Ronnie (Barbara) of Merritt, Fla.; five grandchildren, Tami (Pat) Fortune, Michelle (Matt) Mrakovich, Jason (Chrissy) Kalish, Kelly Diurba and Kristi (Brad) Schrimpf; 10 great-grandchildren, Patrick, Taylor, Connor, Carson, Aiden, Addison, Alissa, Emilee, Tyler and Jacob; and a sister, Helen Durst of Orwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda S. Kalish; brothers, John, Joseph and George Diurba; and sisters, Mary Petrula, Susan Stacconi and Ann Fester.

Funeral services will be held noon Saturday at Crown Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum, 3966 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna, with the Rev. Paul Leone officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Paul may be made to the Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Bazetta Road, Cortland, OH 44410; or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Selby Funeral Home were entrusted with arrangements.

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