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Calling Hours:
Monday, May 8, 2023, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori as celebrant

A Moose Pilgrim Service of Tribute will be
held at the funeral home following the calling
hours on Monday.  Inurnment will be in the
columbarium of St. Michael Cemetery.

Paul A. Chianese, of Hadley, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday May 4, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on December 13, 1941 in Bronx, NY, a son of Silvio P. and Adrienne M. Chianese.

He spent his early years in Westchester County, NY and his teen years in Susquehanna, PA. He attended parochial elementary school and three years of public school before graduating from Laurel Hill Academy in 1959. A graduate of the University of Scranton in 1963, majoring in accounting, Paul was employed by IBM for 30 years, mostly in middle management. After retirement, he was recalled as a consultant for 5 years. At IBM, after working in various locations, he settled in Raleigh, NC where he helped raise his children.

He is survived by his wife Peggy, whom he married on February 14, 1995, sons Eric (Cathy), John (Kristen), and Paul (April), daughter Gabrielle, stepsons Bryan (Cheryl) Saylor, and Darren Saylor, and stepdaughter Robin (Wes) Bates, grandchildren Robert, Julia, Nick, Caty, Jacob, Charlotte, Reece, Greyson, Derek, Danny, Haley, Hayden, Maggie and Katie, a great grandson Weston, brothers John (Judy), Edward (Gwen), sisters, Adrienne Rigo, Olimpia (Richard) Baldi and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece Theresa.

Paul was a member of St. Michael Church, Greenville. Before ill health became an issue, Paul enjoyed golfing each day it was possible and bowling, only when necessary. He served on the Commodore Perry School Board for 7 years, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Italian Home Club, and until this spring he maintained a thriving tax service/accounting business.

As a golfer, Paul would spend time each winter in Myrtle Beach with several friends, where golf was enjoyed from sunrise to sunset. The sport was also highlighted by the golfer’s dream – a hole in one – not once, but twice at his local course, Pine Hill where he held a membership for many years. He missed the game very much. Paul devoted many of his retirement years to his local Moose Lodge #276. In 2010, during his 6 years serving as administrator, the lodge received the Shining Star Award from Moose International, which was awarded according to lodge membership, support of Mooseheart and Moosehaven and support of community. As administrator, Paul himself was nominated twice for the Shining Star Award. He served 8 years as district secretary and was instrumental in initiating the Youth Awareness Program in area schools.

Paul enjoyed life, mostly spending time with family, children and grandchildren, of whom he was especially proud. The annual Chianese family reunion was one of the highlights of his year. Paul was a kind, generous, loving man and a true friend to all he knew, always willing to give of himself to any and everyone who needed his help. Our hearts are heavy as he leaves us for a better place. He was truly loved and will be truly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 26 Nesbitt Rd., #200, New Castle, PA 16105.

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9 Comments

  1. Stanley Adams Stanley Adams
    May 5, 2023    

    Brother Paul will be sadly missed. Our MOOSE Lodge relied on his expertise for many years. He was not only helpful but extremely generous and supportive. I/we will miss our good Brother and thank his family for allowing us to share him, in our lives and our good works. Rest in peace my Brother.

  2. Timothy 'Tim' Nulton Timothy 'Tim' Nulton
    May 5, 2023    

    A mooses moose !!!! A moose to be emulated I will miss our talks
    Respectfully and fraternally then now and always

  3. Mike B. Mike B.
    May 5, 2023    

    Uncle Paul will be sadly missed indeed. Always a joy, always friendly and forever in our hearts. I know the angels are welcoming him with open and loving arms.

    Much love to all of Paul’s family and friends.

  4. betty k junk betty k junk
    May 6, 2023    

    Peggy and family, and all of Paul’s family, We are so sorry for your loss of Paul. Wishing you many memories to fall back on to cherish in all the days ahead.
    Sending sympathy prayers and hugs, Fred and Batty K Junk

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 8, 2023    

    Paul was a moose member to be admired!! He was amazing and diligent about his job. Paul will be missed at the Conventions! Sending prayers to his family! Rest in Peace! Michael Morgan and Vicki Castile

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 8, 2023    

    Sending sympathy & prayers from Franklin Moose Lodge #83

  7. The Roth Family The Roth Family
    May 8, 2023    

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

  8. Rosie Rosie
    May 17, 2023    

    Paul was a kind and welcoming person who listened and gave words of wisdom. He will be missed by many. Glad I was able to know him. God rest his soul and bless his family

  9. Scott Hart Scott Hart
    May 18, 2023    

    Peggy and family, we send our deepest sympathy on your loss of an incredible man in Paul. Thank you for sharing his life with the Moose Fraternity all these years. Paul gave so much to help those in need, whether that was his time, his encouragement, his wisdom or financial assistance – he just wanted to make a positive difference in the life of everyone around him. I’ll miss seeing and talking with him at Mooseheart and the Moose Conventions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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