Paul A. Wayne, 99, formerly of North Canton, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at the Villa at the Lake in Conneaut, OH. He was born August 19, 1922, in Punxsutawney, PA, the son of Thomas and Margaret Faye (Rodgers) Wayne.
Paul graduated from McKinley High School in Canton, OH in 1940. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving during World War II. He was a Seabee and served his country in the South Pacific on the Island of Banika and Okinawa. He was discharged as an electrician mate 1/c in 1946.
While serving his country, Paul married his high school sweetheart on November 25, 1945, in Canton, Ohio. They were happily married for 73 years before her passing in 2018.
He was employed with Ohio Power (AEP) in Canton as a Purchasing Agent and later traveled Southern Ohio to check on different “stores” affiliated with the company. He retired in 1983 after 43 years of service.
Paul was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in N. Canton and a life member of the N. Canton Elks #2029. He was a former member of Stark Co. Power Squadron, the Lake County Yacht Club, and Ohio Power Retiree’s.
Paul enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling. He and his wife were avid boaters, exploring the inland lakes, Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, Great Lakes, and North Channel. They also explored all 50 states including Canada after selling their boat.
Survivors include his son James (Pat) Wayne of N. Canton; his daughter Cyndi (Bob) Graf of N. Kingsville; six grandchildren Christi (Theron) Hodge of N. Canton, Michael (Karen) Wayne of Washington, DC, Douglas (Stephanie) Roxberry of Conneaut, Kelley Kanith of Madison, Todd (Dawn) Roxberry of Wadsworth, and Stacey (Mike) Neczeporenko of Saybrook; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy (Bush) Wayne; his brother Roger L. Wayne; and his grandson-in-law Richard Kanith in 2011.
Celebration of life gathering will be held 2:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve in memory of Paul and Dorothy Wayne, 1166 Lake Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Wayne family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to our extended family at the Villa at the Lake and Hospice of the Western Reserve for the loving care they gave our parents and grandparents in their final days.
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Hospice of the Western Reserve
1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula OH 44004