Paul Leon Wetzel, 70, of Mowry, passed away, surrounded by his family, at his residence November 5, 2021. Born in Danville, October 5, 1951, he was the son of the late Leon A. and Alvena Leach Wetzel. He was a graduate of the North Schuylkill High School, class of 1969, and had been employed for thirty years as a Computer Service Technician for the Pottsville Republican newspaper, later working as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the former White Pine Coal Company, of Lavelle, until his retirement. Paul was a member of St. John’s “Kimmels” United Church of Christ, Deep Creek Road, Ashland. Active in Free Masonry, he was a member of Ashland Lodge #294 F. and A. M., serving as Master in 1979, he also belonged to Griscom R.A. Chapter #219, and Prince of Peace Commandery #39, all of Ashland. Preceding him in death was his wife of 45 years, Barbara Anne Wetzel, passing in February 2021.
Daughter: Kimberly wife of Brian Shepherd, Mowry
Daughter: Pamela wife of Justin Reitz, Mowry
Son: Andrew Wetzel and his wife Jillian, Harrisburg
Sister: Kay wife of Michael St.Angelo, Leesport
Several Nieces and nephews
Cherished Grandchildren: Jake, Emily, Sophia, Lillian, Makinzie, and Rilynne.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service, November 13, 2021, at 11 AM in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. Officiating will be Rev. Bonnie Yeager, pastor. A viewing will begin at 10 AM until service. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Barry Township. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Church, 1263 Deep Creek Road, Ashland, PA 17921. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com.