Mr. Earl Paul, age 71, of Hancock Street, Fort Plain, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening March 15, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, NY. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, especially mentioning Danielle Colistra and Dr. Todd.
He was born on August 14, 1942, in Gloversville, NY, a son of the late Asa and Virginia (Van Avery) Paul, and was educated in Gloversville and Johnstown schools. He was a lifelong resident of the "Twin Cities" area. He was united in marriage with the former Audrey J. Marlitt on April 18, 1964. The couple shared in a loving union of 25 years until the passing of Mrs. Paul on July 18, 1989. It is known that Earl was a master leather tradesman. His craft was displayed through his work with various leather mills in the local leather industry. He was extremely proud to be that of a wet leather worker. He was a traditional gunsmith and an avid gun collector. He also enjoyed hunting as well as the outdoors in general. He last worked with Traditions Leather in Gloversville.
He is survived by his children, Linda Schaffer and her husband Jim of the town of Glen (Fultonville), Earlene Polak of Perth, NY, Shirley Ross and her husband John of Gloversville; grandchildren, Mathew Jasewicz of Perth, Zachary Dorn of Gloversville, Marjorie Dorn of Gloversville and Brandon Polak of Amsterdam; his brothers, Ron Paul and wife Diane of Alaska and Gordy Paul and his wife Iva of Texas; as well as extended family.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jim Paul; and a sister, Dorothy Kretser.
Funeral services will be held on Friday evening, March 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. from The Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center Street, St. Johnsville, NY. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service 6 until 7 p.m. Those wishing to remember Earl in a special way are asked to consider Lupus Foundation of America Inc., 2000 L Street N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036. Envelopes will be available at The Enea Family Funeral Home, Center Street location.
His family has entrusted funeral arrangements to the Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center Street, St. Johnsville, N.Y., under the direction of funeral directors, Harry and Kevin Enea (518) 568-2300. An online memorial page in honor of Earl Paul has been established at www.eneafamily.com.