Paul Macejko’s wife: ‘I’ll try to carry out his legacy’

By Jeanne Starmack


Macejko’s Service Station will be open Thursday, the day after the funeral for owner Paul Macejko, his wife said.

“I want the community to know,” Delores Macejko said Tuesday. “I’ll try to carry out his legacy.”

Paul Macejko, 56, was killed at 1:12 a.m. Saturday while he was clearing glass from U.S. Route 224 just east of state Route 7.

Macejko had responded with a tow truck to an earlier accident there.

Brandon P. Porter, 27, of Boardman struck Macejko, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said Tuesday they are still investigating the accident, and no charges have been filed.

Macejko operated his service station on State Street in Struthers since April 1, 1983, said his wife, after he took over the business from his father. The station has been there since 1946, she said. She will continue operating it with their son, Paul, she said.

The Macejkos, who live in Lowellville, have three grown children and two grandchildren.

SDLqI have a 3-year-old granddaughter and a 6-month-old grandson who will never get to know their grand- father,” Mrs. Macejko said.

She said it’s important that drivers watch out for workers whose jobs require them to be around traffic.

“Be aware these people are out there, making it safe for someone else,” she said. “That’s how he got killed.”

Mrs. Macejko said her husband was a generous man who would be there for anyone who needed him. They were married 29 years.

She said she and her family appreciate the support they are getting from their community.

“People are coming in with paper plates, napkins, cakes, pies, doughnuts. ... I’m overwhelmed at all the support,” she said.

A Mass was taking place at 11 a.m. today at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers. Macejko will be buried at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Lowellville.

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