DANVILLE — Paul W. Pugnea, of 25980 Neil Road, Danville, joined his family in heaven on Sept. 7, 2011.
A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many, he was born in Cleveland on Dec. 17, 1955. He enjoyed being outdoors, often hunting and fishing and catching up with friends who enjoyed the same activities. He worked for years as an iron worker and was a member of the Iron Workers Union throughout that time. Additionally, he volunteered to help others with his hunting passion, supporting the Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America and encouraging others to enjoy the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marika Pugnea of Danville; daughter, Karina (Nick) Patterson of Columbus; grandson, Kaleb Patterson; brother, John (Lynn) Pugnea of Medina; nephews, David (Kerry) Lehrke of Denver, Colo., and Larry Lehrke of Seattle, Wash.; parents, Walter and Ann Pugnea of North Royalton; brother, Nick; sister, Carol; and many friends in the Danville community.
He will join his loving daughters, Reyna and Triana Pugnea, in heaven, who died in a traffic accident that occurred Aug. 1, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Maya Borostyan; and father-in-law, Imre Borostyan.
Calling hours will be at Fischer Funeral Home in Danville on Monday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date in Workman Cemetery. Visit http://www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
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