Paul Horchen, Jr.

Paul HorchenPaul Horchen, Jr., 88, of 406 Maple Street, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015, at his residence.

He was born November 23, 1926, in Wilcox, son of the late Paul and Anna Mehalko Horchen, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Wilcox schools.  He was a retired employee of Penn Tech Papers, where he had worked for 44 years.

On May 30, 1953, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Clare “Babe” Bucheit, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen Frank and her husband Raymond of St. Marys; two sons, James E. Horchen and his wife Laura of St. Marys and David P. Horchen and his wife Sallie of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Charles Frank, Corey Frank, Emily Kleps, Abigail Horchen, Kyle Horchen, and Jaclyn Horchen; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Katie Horchen of Wilcox and Anna Olson and her husband Gale of Kane; and two brothers, Frank Horchen and his wife Bonnie of Johnsonburg and Charles Horchen and his wife Gladys of Alabama.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Marrone; and a brother, Michael Horchen.

Paul was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in WWII. He was also a member of the St. Joseph’s Society, the CMF, and was a member and past president of the St. Marys Senior Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, as celebrant. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Denise Lyons Pesce October 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. Paul was a wonderful person. I enjoyed talking to him at his dental appointments. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Schultz October 26, 2015 at 8:02 pm

So sorry to hear about Paul.

Jim & Laura DeLullo October 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Sending our deepest sympathy to all.
May God give you comfort and peace.
Jim and Laura DeLullo and family

Melissa Horchen October 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Paul. What a wonderful person, father and husband. Rest in eternal peace with our beloved family in heaven. Until we meet again, much love and gratitude from your niece Melissa Horchen and her daughter Olivia Callinan.

Sam/Gerry Smith October 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. He was a true friend.

D Sue Brawand November 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Amanda and I tried to get off work but she was unable to. I did make it to the funeral, which was awesome. I’ll miss Uncle Paul and all his funny quips. God grant him peace. He will be trying to straighten Mom and Dad out up there.

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