Paul A. Dwyer Sr., of Mayfield, passed away on October 5, 2013, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born January 12, 1930, in Johnstown, New York, son of Francis and Amelia Striker Dwyer. Paul attended the Johnstown City School District. In 1946, he went on to serve in the U.S. Army Paratroops, 11th Airborne, including three years in the Pacific Threatre. After returning home from the military, he began his career in trucking. He was employed as a driver at Thyme and Peters Oil Transport. In 1958, he moved on to be part of the transportation division of Coleco Industries, continuing on there to be Vice President. After retiring from Coleco in 1984, he founded his own trucking company, G. Dwyer & Sons Trucking & Leasing. Paul continued to drive and be part of the trucking industry throughout his life.
His life accomplishments include, President of Fulton County Shippers Association and FJ & G Railroad, member of the St. Patrick's Masonic Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose Club and Sacandaga Golf Course. Also, he was inducted into the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Georgiana Brundige (January 8, 2004); brothers, Francis, Melvin, Charles, and Richard; sisters, Mildred Russo, Anna Marie Caladrella, Elizabeth Tyrell, Genevieve Pileggi, and Marion Hanson; his son, Paul Jr.; his grandson, Paul III; and granddaughter, Larkyn Lynn.
He is survived by his children, Ronald J. (Tracy) Dwyer of Apache Junction, Ariz., Amelia (William) Feerick, James R. (Kimberly) Dwyer, and Timothy E. Dwyer, all of Mayfield; his grandchildren, Shawna (Chad) Fleck, Emily Feerick, Sarah Feerick, Kyle Dwyer, William (Christine) Feerick; and several great-grandchildren.
In his later years, he wintered in Arizona and Florida. In the last several years, Helen Meyers, of Mayfield, was his wonderful companion. Paul's final decision was to make an anatomical gift to the Albany Medical College.
Honoring Paul's request, there will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 27, at noon, at the American Legion No. 337, Broadalbin, N.Y.