Paul G. Szymkowiak

December 3, 1929 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 91)


Paul G. Szymkowiak, age 91, on January 14, 2021 of respiratory failure and COVID. Predeceased by beloved wife Eva (Suess) for nearly 70 years, mother of Paul J., Susan (Stan) Marinoff, Jean Sparks (Don), James, Diane (Hunt) Allard and 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings Norbert, Alice Sobocinski, Joseph Senoski, Walter Senoski, Betty Simms. Retired owner of Suburban Furniture Service, Life Member of Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company, he chaired the South Hills Firemans’ Association and served as fire police. He worked 3 jobs at times to support the family. A great dancer, he loved the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, fishing, being with family, and calling bingo. Special thanks to the medical community and friends at Bethel Square for extending his time with us. Arrangements by Paul Henney Funeral Home, Bethel Park. Memorial events to take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company, SHIM, or Gallagher Hospice.


Paul wanted to put his life story in writing, but we ran out of Zoom time. Dad loved to tell stories. Friends and family are invited to share their favorite memory or story for the family, who would like to compile his life story. Please post it in the comments here or email to his daughter (Diane Allard - )

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