Paul W. Ohlemacher, 79, of Sandusky, passed away early Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2010, in The Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness.
He was born July 18, 1930, in Sandusky to Norman Killian and Elsie Kathryn (Roberts) Ohlemacher. He was a 1949 graduate of Sandusky High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. Paul worked for many years at the former Esmond Dairy and later retired in 1995 from Buckeye Body Shop. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had a true passion for woodworking.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was a member of the choir for nearly 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rita A. (Schott) Ohlemacher, whom he had married Aug. 1, 1953; three daughters, Carol (Leonard) Matz of New Castle, Pa., Nancy (Larry) Kaman of Sandusky and Diane (Terry) Gundlach of Monroeville; 11 grandchildren, Emily, Michael, Kevin, Sarah, Mary, Matt, Joseph, Dennis, Joshua, Tyler and Rachel; four great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Kylee, Aaron and McKenzie; brother, Donald Ohlemacher of Sandusky; sister-in-law, Marilyn Ohlemacher of Sandusky; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Fr. Richard, Marvin and Robert Ohlemacher.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, where prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Jason Kahle will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870; Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to one’s favorite charity.