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MAYVILLE-Paul Motrynczuk, 94, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at his home.

He was born on February 5, 1928 in Nahariana, Ukraine, the son of the late Waysl and the late Maria Demada Motrynczuk.

At the age of 16, during World War II, Paul was abducted from his home in Ukraine to work in a Nazi forced labor camp. There he was forced to perform work in the German Reich. It was a very difficult time in the history of World War II and for Paul. After the war ended in 1945, Paul met his beloved wife, Agatha, in Augsburg, Germany. They got married and had their first three children.

In 1951, in search of freedom and a better way of life, Paul immigrated with his family to the United States of America. One of Paul’s proudest moments was when he and Agathe won and received their American citizenship.

After immigrating to America, Paul held various jobs to support his family while continuing his education and learning the English language. He eventually landed a job at Dahlstrom Manufacturing in Jamestown to become foreman of the prototype department.

He was a long-time member of St Mary of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Mayville, the Knights of Columbus and the Hartfield Fire Department.

Paul was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, building things in his workshop, having chicken barbecues with his family and his cats. He especially loved spending time with his family.

Paul is survived by four children: Renate (David Daley) Hildum of Corry, Pennsylvania, Peter (Toni) Motrynczuk of Chester, Va., Roswita (Thomas) McMaster of Mayville, NY, and Linda (Don) Dougan of Brocton, NY ; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Agathe Gsantner Motrynczuk, whom he married on April 1, 1945; and one son, Paul M. Motrynczuk.

A Christian burial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at St. Mary of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Mayville (22 East Chautauqua St). Father David Tourville will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Mayville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Freay’s Funeral Home in Mayville (139 S. Erie St).

Memorial donations can be made to Westfield Stray Cat Rescue, Hartfield Fire Department or St Mary of Lourdes Parish.

To leave a memory or to post condolences to the family, please visit www.freayfuneralhome. com.

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