Paul Hvizdos

April 9, 1938 ~ November 12, 2021 (age 83)


Poland  - Paul  Hvizdos, 83, of  Poland, Ohio, died Friday evening November 12, 2021.  He was born April 9, 1938 in Poland, Ohio, son of Michael and Josephine (Heldt) Hvizdos and had been a lifelong area resident.

Paul was a 1956 graduate of Poland Seminary High School. After graduation he worked for Pepsi Cola, then at City Office and Art, and eventually dedicated nearly forty years at Knesal Hardware until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, a Silas Marner and belonged to the Fifties Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. 

Paul enjoyed bus trips, especially to the casinos, playing the lottery, playing cards and board games. He enjoyed telling jokes and spending time with his family and friends at his condo at Geneva-on-the-Lake. His friendly manner brought a smile to everyone's face; everyone he met, became a friend.

His wife, the former Ruthann Sharp, whom he married July 14, 1962, died December 9, 2014.

Paul leaves his son, Jeff (Kim) Hvizdos of North Lima; two grandchildren, Michael and Amanda; two brothers, Mike (Irene) Starr and John (Joyce) Hvizdos; three sisters, Mary Hvizdos, Helen Bosak, and Annie (Frank) Molnar; two sisters-in-law, Geri Hvizdos, and Suzie Hankinson; two brothers-in-law, Joe Opsitnik and Gary Kling; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as his significant other, Betty Himes.

Besides his parents and his wife, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Hvizdos and Joe Hankinson; a sister, Josie Opsitnik; a half-sister, Bernice Mihalko and her husband, Joe; a brother-in-law, Tom Bosak; a sister-in-law, Janet Kling; and a niece, Lori Tamburro.

Friends will be received Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7 PM at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown, with Father Stephen Zeigler officiating. Friends may also visit prior to the Mass from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the church.

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November 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Davidson-Becker Funeral Home
11 Spring Street
Struthers, OH 44471

November 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church (New Middletown)

Mass of Christian Burial
November 17, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Paul the Apostle Church (New Middletown)

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