Paul Koulianos 1929-2019

CAMPBELL — Paul Koulianos, 89, went to rest with the Lord Sunday morning.

Paul was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Ambridge, Pa., the son of Charles and Maria Talia Koulianos.

He was married on July 10, 1955, to Irene Monocandilos in Kalymnos, Greece, for 60 years, until her passing on Jan. 18, 2016.

He was employed at Republic Steel Corp. for 38 years, retiring on May 31, 1985.

Paul was very proud to be an American citizen and a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, serving in the Korean War.

Upon visiting mother’s grave, I asked him, “Why put an American flag on mom’s grave when she never served in the military?” His reply was: “I served this country as a soldier, and she was my wife.”

Paul was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a very caring, generous and unselfish man who always had something positive to say about everyone. His passion never ceased for playing cards and going to the coffee house.

Paul leaves to cherish his memory his brother, Charles (Betty); children, Charles (Libby), Anthony (Sevasti) and Michael at home; his grandchildren, Petro and Maria (Tony) Hassen; step granddaughter, Rochelle Bellino (fiance Rick); step great-grandchildren, Mark and Mario Fusillo; and two goddaughters, Kerry (Stanley) Frangopoulos and Diane Yavorcik.

Besides his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Irene; and siblings, Irene, Yianoula, Julia, Calliope, Pothetos, Manuel and Anthony.

Dad, may God bless you and mom, and grant you eternal peace everlasting.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Steve Denas officiating. The Koulianos family will receive family and friends from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Paul’s family condolences.

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