Paul Francis Yosick, age 96, of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022 after a period of declining health. He was married 73 years to his beloved wife, Rosanna (Ensman), whom he had known since first grade.
Born on February 11, 1926 in Shelby, Ohio, he was the oldest of ten children to the late Frank and Lillian (Soldan) Yosick. Paul was predeceased by his brothers, Robert (Ramona) Yosick, John (Aline) Yosick, Kenneth Yosick, Dennis (Barbara) Yosick, Thomas (Janice) Yosick and sisters Patricia Lysinger and Sister Martha Ann Yosick, OSF.
Paul is survived by his wife Rosanna, his children: Kathy (Steve) Minniear, Gene (Susan) Yosick and Linda (Brian) Shapiro, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Sister Irene Yosick, OSF and Joan Courtney; in-laws: Sue Yosick, Doris Yosick, Emilia Yosick, Marcella Ensman, Carl Sifferlin, Carol Ensman, and Norbert (Brenda) Ensman; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Paul was a member of Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church since 1960 and the Knights of Columbus 4th degree.
After graduating from Shelby High School, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Following Paul’s military service, he was employed at Wilkens Air Force Station in Shelby, Ohio and transferred in 1960 to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a Boiler Engineer until his retirement in 1981.
Paul had a love of wood working and volunteered numerous hours doing carpentry work for the church, the local community and his family. He also had a passion for stain glass artwork, which he always donated to family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mary, Help of Christians Church, 954 N. Maple Ave. in Fairborn on November 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. The family will receive family and friends at Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at Byron Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hillspring of Springboro and Hospice of Dayton for their excellent care and professional services during our father’s recent stay.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton Foundation, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.
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