Paul J. Kollat Sr. 1927-2019

CANFIELD — Paul J. Kollat Sr., 92 years old, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

Paul was born July 31, 1927, in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Julia Lengyel Kollat.

He was a 1945 graduate of Chaney High School, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1945-1948 as an air traffic controller.

Paul retired as a senior estimator from General Fireproofing Equipment, where he worked for over 36 years.

Paul married the love of his life, Eleanor Teno, on Oct. 4, 1952. Along with his wife, he will lovingingly be remembered by his four children, Mark (Mary Jo) of Canfield, Brian (Christine) of Kent, Paul (Janeen) of Aurora and Lynore of Gainesville, Fla. He also leaves eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers, Frank, Zoltan and Tabor; and his three sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Louise Irene.

Paul was devoted to his family, his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his love of gardening, working with his hands and traveling. One of his simple pleasures was spending time outdoors with his family.

Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, where services will begin at 1 p.m.

Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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