East Palestine – Paul L. Mollenkopf, 98 of Hadley Road, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, May 4th, at the Covington Community Campus, where he had been a patient for the past few weeks.
Paul was born June 20, 1914 in Darlington Twp., Beaver Co., PA, a son of the late Robert L. and Lela Augustine Mollenkopf.
A lifetime farmer in the Unity area, he had also been employed with the former R.H. Murray and Son Feed Mill, and was also involved with his wife, Myrtle, in the Crabb Insurance Agency.
He had been a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, and was an 85 year member of the Unity Grange, and had a one time served on the Columbiana County 4-H Steer Committee. Paul was a charter member of the Unity Twp. Ruritan, and had received the Columbiana – Mahoning Counties Cattleman of the Year Award.
His wife, the former Myrtle A. Crabb, whom he married October 10, 1945, preceded him in death of March 15, 1994. A grandson, Bud Linert, a brother, Ken Mollenkopf, and a sister, Lois Augustine, had also preceded him.
Paul is survived by a son, Thomas P. (Mary) Mollenkopf and a daughter, Sherry L. Linert, both of East Palestine. He also leaves a brother, Arthur Mollenkopf of Eustis, TX, and two grandsons, David (Jennifer) Mollenkopf and Doug (Gwenna) Mollenkopf, and two great granddaughters
The funeral service will be at 12 Noon on Thursday, May 9th at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, with his pastor, Rev. Mark McTrustry, officiating. Burial will follow in Glenview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the time of service.