PAULMAN, Charles Clifford, Sr., 93, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2009.
He was born May 6, 1915, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, the eldest son of the late Henry A. and Ella Jones Paulman.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Gladys Caroline Carl Paulman, whom he wed July 2, 1938 in Wintersville, Ohio; three sisters, Jennie Carpenter, Ruth Del Gallo and Eva Paulman and four grandchildren, Norma Jean and Clifford Dean Paulman and James and Jonathan McGrail.
Surviving are his eight children; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles (Rose) Paulman, Jr. of Dillonvale, Ohio, Kenneth (Jamie) Paulman of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Roger (Tina) Paulman of Mingo Junction, Ohio; five daughters and four sons-in- law, Esther (Donald) Fugett of Wintersville, Ohio, Ruth Ann (Allen) Fugett of Mingo Junction, Ohio, Rose (Terry) Timmerman of Rayland, Ohio, Deborah (James) McGrail III of Steubenville, Ohio and Ella Paulman of Steubenville, Ohio; eleven grandchildren Kathleen Oyster, Glenn, Keith and Douglas Fugett, Susan Abu-Absi, Scott, Timothy and Cassie Paulman, Courtney Howard and Amanda and Rebecca McGrail; eleven greatgrandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Evelyn) Paulman of Barnesville, Ohio and sister Eileen Vance of Mingo Junction, Ohio.
Charles was a founding member of Kolmont Community Church in Mingo Junction, Ohio. Charles was hired by the Pennsylvania Railroad on March 30, 1942. He retired from Conrail on September 2, 1975 after working primarily as a freight conductor for 33 years and 5 months. His goal at retirement was to draw his pension for as long as he worked. He exceeded his goal by two months. Growing the biggest and best strawberries was his pleasure in his retirement years and he was known to many as the "Strawberry Man".
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a service will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. with Rev. Sam Retzer officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben. Memorial donations may be directed to Kolmont Community Church, 48 Finley Road, Mingo Junction, OH 43938 or Hillndale Volunteer Fire Department, 2709 Wilson Avenue, Mingo Junction, OH 43938.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.