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Paul C., 66, Johnstown, died July 21, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 8, 1951, in Carlisle, son of the late Michael P. and Catherine A. (Moore) DePola. Preceded in death by brother, Perry B.; father-in-law, Lester W. Sanders; stepfather-in-law, Edward A. Yingling; brothers-in-law, James L. and Michael L. Sanders; and stepbrother-in-law, Greg Yingling. Survived by loving wife of 38 years, the former Kathleen Sanders; sister, Toni R. Hackwelder (Phillip), Davidsville; and niece and nephew, Nicole and Joseph; Tina L. Jenkins, Windber, and fiance, Tom Walker, and nephew, Michael; late brother Michael's wife, Tammy; and nieces and nephew, Michael, Chrissy and Brittany. Paul also is survived by these in-laws, mother, Cecelia (Sanders) Yingling; sisters-in-law, Mary Rodriguez (Troy), Georgetown, Texas; nieces and nephew, Rebecca, Amanda and Kenny and Laurie Snyder; nephew, Nicholas; brothers-in-law, Richard A. Sanders (Janet), Boswell; niece and nephew, CJ and Richard Jr., and William Sanders (Roxanne), Portage, Ind.; and nieces and nephew, Josh, Amber and Ashley. Paul served in the Navy during Vietnam, he then enlisted in the National Guard, serving a total of 28 years. He was first employed by Island Creek Coal Co. and then W.C. McQuaide Co. for more than 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, his HAM radio, family gatherings, and especially his furry friend, Sadie. Paul was a member of St. John Gualbert Cathedral, where the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Father Clarence Bridges, officiating. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum, where military rites will be held by Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287, Marine Corps League. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd. (PTBMortuary.com)
Published on July 24, 2017
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