Paul Michael McCluskey, 80, of Warren, PA, passed away on May 7, 2020 at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA. Born on January 31, 1940 in Crenshaw, PA, he was the son of the late Francis Clement McCluskey and Maude Mae Bauer McCluskey.
Paul graduated from Brookville High School in 1958. In 1961, Paul graduated from the Franklin School of Science and Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where he earned certifications as a Radiography Technologist and Medical Technologist. From 1962 through 1966 he served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy; assigned to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC. Paul also attended Edinboro State College upon being honorably discharged from the navy.
Paul worked in the laboratories at the Warren State Hospital; retiring after 26 years of service as a Laboratory Technician and Medical Technologist.
He was also a past member of the Pine Grove Sportsmen’s Association, treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 45 for many years and was a member of the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department serving as an Emergency Medical Technician for several years.
Paul loved Penn State football as well as watching his Pittsburgh teams; the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. He was an avid outdoorsman in his earlier years. He enjoyed cross country skiing, hunting, fishing and golfing. Paul had a zest for knowledge and enjoyed learning and tinkering with new skills. Some of his interests included genealogy, photography, baking and making fish lures.
Paul spent many hours with his children cross country skiing and ice skating as well as attending all of Mike’s football practices and games. In later years he would visit with his children and grandchildren after church on Sunday mornings. Paul looked forward to Bobby’s phone calls updating him on his grandsons’ activities and especially liked Connie’s deliveries of coconut macaroons.
Paul cherished his years of meeting with his Wednesday evening bible study group which included his best friend of over 45 years, Jerry Berardi.
He was a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, often attending with his devoted sister, Marge.
Paul is survived by his 3 children – Connie Nickerson of Jamestown, NY, Robert McCluskey of Kensington, MD and Michael (Barbara) McCluskey of Youngsville, PA. He has 5 grandchildren, Kyle Brown, Ryan, Ronald, Leah and Ellie McCluskey, and 1 great-granddaughter, Makiyah Whipple/Brown. He is also survived by 3 siblings, Clement McCluskey of Riverside, California, Annabelle Certo of Punxsutawney, PA, and Marjorie Polito of Warren, PA., as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by 2 brothers-in-law Edward Polito and Ernest Certo as well as a sister-in-law Thelma McCluskey.
Plans for a service will be announced at a later time.
Those wishing to place a memorial donation may do so to the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church 11 Russell St, Warren, PA 16365
The Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Punxsutawney, PA have been entrusted with all arrangements.
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