Paul G. Fleissner, 90, of Bairdford, West Deer Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Anthology of McCandless with his family by his side. He was born June 28, 1931, in Etna, to the late Christian and Mary (Wagner) Fleissner. Paul grew up in Etna, graduating from Etna High School in 1949. Paul worked in the construction business, specifically the masonry business for more than 50 years, owning his own business, Paul Fleissner Masonry. Paul has lived in West Deer in the home he helped build for the past 60 years. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, West Deer Township, the Church Men's Club and the Etna Elks. Paul could be seen most Thursdays volunteering at the church bingo. He enjoyed hunting, Pittsburgh sports, traveling to Deep Creek, Md., and going to the casino, though his biggest love was his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his children, Paul J. (Dee) Fleissner, of West Deer, Richard Fleissner, at home, Lorraine Lanyon, of Mystic, Conn., Ellen (William) Price, of Shaler Township, and Martin (Chris) Fleissner; grandchildren, Paul, Adam, Mary, Catherine, Margaret, Megan, Julia, Brian, Andrew and Michael; his two great-grandchildren, Pearce and Ivy; and his brother, Donald Phillips Jr. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice (Hoover) Fleissner; his daughter, Leanne Fleissner; his siblings, Robert, Christopher "Bud", Leo, Bernard "Ike" and Donald Fleissner, Jean Stafford and Linda Fleissner. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer, where parting prayers will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a Catholic funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. Victor Church, with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in St. Mary's Sharpsburg, O'Hara Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be sent to St. Anthony's School Program, 2000 Corporate Drive No. 580, Wexford, PA 15090, or online https://stanthonykids.org/home/donations/
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Published by The Valley News Dispatch on Oct. 14, 2021.