Paul Eugene BurkeyJuly 18, 1949 ~ September 7, 2017 (age 68)
Paul Eugene Burkey, 68, of New Middletown, passed away at 8:12 p.m., on Thursday, September 7th, at his home, with family by his side, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Paul was born July 18, 1949, a son of the late Eugene and June Burkey. A Lowellville graduate, Paul was the owner of Leeson Auto Body.
He is survived by his wife Patricia (Bovo) Burkey; daughter Heather (Ryan) Cozart; granddaughters, Delaney and Audrey; sister Kathy (Dave) Piper; and numerous family and friends.
Paul was also preceded in death by his sister, Diane Burkey.
Paul bravely served as Staff Sergeant for the US Army during the Vietnam War. A member of the 101st Airborne, he served with Charlie 2-506 from November of 1969 through October of 1970 as a squad leader, platoon sergeant, and acting platoon leader. He received three Bronze Stars with “V” device during his time with the 506th, while performing duties as acting platoon leader for five months. Paul is featured in the book; RIPCORD Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970, by Keith W. Nolan.
As per Paul’s wishes, there are no calling hours.