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Paul A. Varenick

Paul A. VarenickPaul A. Varenick, age 66 of Shenandoah Heights passed away peacefully Thursday evening at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah on May 12, 1948 he was a son of the late Anthony (Varenick) Antz and Rosemary (Downey) Varenick.

He was a 1966 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

Paul retired from Air Products & Chemicals, Inc, Hometown as a fluorine plant operator for 22 ½ years.  Prior to that he worked at former Penn Dye, now Guilford Mills, Pine Grove for 9 ½ years.  He was first employed for Antz Plumbing & Heating Distribution Company, Shenandoah.

He was of the Catholic Faith and was a member of the Park Crest Fish & Game, Brandonville.  He was also a former softball coach for the Shenandoah Area Girls’ Softball League.

Paul was a history buff and an avid reader.  He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.  He was a skilled plumber, pipefitter, electrician and was always willing to offer a helping hand to family and friends.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were one brother Christopher (Varenick) Antz; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Isabelle Downey and paternal grandparents, Charles Warenick and Bridget Warenick Walker; an uncle and aunt, William and Bernadette Fleming and his faithful friend, “Tia”, his Akita dog.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Martine “Tina” (Covelusky) Varenick; two daughters, Jessica L. (Varenick) Kowalski and her husband Edward of Shenandoah Heights and Michelle L. Varenick of North Wales; one sister, Cynthia (Varenick) Skale and her husband Steve of California; cousins Linda and Cheryl Fleming of Philadelphia; his godchild, Hollie Ann (McAfee) Brennan of Forked River, NJ; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and additional cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 11:30 am in Saint Casimir Church, sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Hillside SPCA, Inc., PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul A. Varenick Has 4 Condolences Posted:

  1. Joe & karen Shustack says:

    Tina, Jess & Ed , & Michelle,
    We are sending this message to all of you in memory of Paul.
    I will never forget the last visit and conversations we had when talking about his family. All the good times he spoke about when he had his boat and fishing. His love of hard shell crabs. Several trips he really enjoyed on the cruise ships. The love for his family.
    May God comfort you during this time and help you find peace knowing that Paul is at rest.
    Love yas, karen & Joe Shustack 2015

  2. Janice Seitzinger says:

    Tina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family!

  3. The Amilicia Family says:

    Dear Michelle and family:We are very sorry about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless you and give you the strength you need to help you thru this difficult time. Everyone that knew him and loved him will keep his spirit alive with all of the memories that they share with each other. He was taken too young and he is now in a place where there is no pain or suffering and he will be at peace. He will be another angel in heaven and he will watch over his loved ones. Once again so sorry for your loss. If there is anything that we can do to help you and your family in anyway please don’t hesitate to let us know. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  4. Gary Novy says:

    Dear Tina.
    So sorry for your los .
    Paul was a great Man, and friend ,will be deeply missed .