Paul Formis

FORMIS, Paul, 85, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on August 28, 2013, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH, with his loving wife at his side.

Paul was born on June 20, 1928, in Follansbee, WV. He was the son of the late Giovanni “John” and Letizia (Gabriele) Formis. He graduated from Follansbee High School in 1946.

Paul retired as the owner of F & F Trucking Company, Colliers, WV. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Paul was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his two brothers, Loreto and Emilio Formis; and two sisters, Elena Lalk and an infant sister.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janet (Kocher) Formis of Follansbee, WV, two sisters, Josephine Yost and her husband, Robert Yost of Bloomingdale, OH, Emilia “Millie” Reale and her husband, Michael Reale of Colliers, WV, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 30, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV, (304) 527-1717.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1017 Jefferson Street, Follansbee, WV with Msgr. Paul Hudock celebrating.

Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV.

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