SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — Paul A. Nisky, 92, of Huntington, W.Va., died on Oct. 9, 2017, at Bellaire of Devonshire in Scott Depot, W.Va.
He was born June 17, 1925, in Senecaville, Ohio, to Stephen and Mary (Petro) Nisky.
Paul graduated from Lore City High School in 1943 and entered the Navy on May 6 of that year. He received his education as an Apprentice Machinist and was stationed as a Coxswain in the South Pacific during World War II. His service to his country was completed with his Honorable Discharge on May 6, 1946.
Upon leaving his military post, Paul moved to Mount Vernon, where he met and married Patricia Ahearn. He worked as a machinist for The Cooper Bessemer Company, Ludlow Packaging and retired from American National Can in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Patricia, whom he married on June 30, 1951, and who passed away on April 10, of this year. He is survived by his daughters, Christine and (Dr. Alan) Waldman of Gainesville, Fla., and Eileen and (Scott) Hess of Chicago; sons, Paul and (Kim) Nisky of Huntington, W.Va., and Mark and (Deanna) Nisky of Worthington; brother, Stephen of Mount Vernon, and sister, Margaret (Jerold) Schuetz of Florida. Paul is also survived by six grandchildren, Jon and Emily Waldman, Charles John (C.J.) and Michael Hess, and Matthew and Maria Nisky, as well as 28 nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18 at St. Vincent de Paul in Mount Vernon. A funeral luncheon will follow for friends and family at St. Vincent de Paul School.
Per his wishes, Paul has been cremated, and his ashes will be buried with his wife’s in a veteran’s cemetery later this year.
Paul was a devoted husband and father, known for his wit and energy. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking and gardening. In his retirement, he and Patricia loved antiquing and were very active in the St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
Donations in Paul’s name can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Columbus on behalf of Matthew and Maria Nisky.
Submitted by Eileen Hess.