Paul A. Trnchik, Sr., 79, of Taberg, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 6, 1932, in Annsville, the son of Adam and Mary Michel Trinchik. On November 29, 1958, Paul was united in marriage to Hilda Trudell in St. Patrick’s Church in Williamstown, a blessed union of fifty-three years.
Paul grew up on the family farm. He was employed by Camden Wire for twenty-nine years and also worked for Koppers and Webb Lumber Co. in Bernhard’s Bay.
Paul proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army serving in the Special Forces Unit with the 82nd Airborne from 1952 to 1954.
He was a diehard New York Yankee fan and avid woodsmen. He loved being in the outdoors. "Paul died a rich man; he had everything he ever wanted because he never wanted much." He was always quick with cleaver wit.
Surviving besides his loving wife, Hilda; are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and John Bielby, of Rome; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul and Tami Trnchik, Jr., and Mark Trnchik, Sr., all of Taberg; nine grandchildren, Lisa (Tim) Dean, Anne Kalk, Daniel Trnchik, Aaron Trnchik, Paul Trnchik, III, Matt Chalifoux, Nina Arno, Mark Trnchik, Jr., and Michael Trnchik; a great-granddaughter, Katherine Dean; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Gatley, of Lee Center, Millie and Darwin Piersall, of Lee Center, and Carol and Joe Farrell, of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Kenny Trinka. Paul was predeceased by a sister, Anna Trinka, two brothers, Joseph and Andy Trinka; and a brother-in-law, Walter Gatley.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 9464 St. Rt. 13, Camden, at 10:15 a.m. and a Mass of the Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Taberg where the Rev. Francis A. Wapen will officiate. Interment with Military Honors will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Taberg. Family and friends are invited and may call on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the St. Patrick’s Church Memorial Fund or the Taberg Volunteer Fire Department.
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