BRICELAND, Paul R., 97, of Toronto, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Paul was born Jan. 23, 1915, in Steubenville, Ohio, son of the late Michael Leonard and Bessie Stroud Briceland.
Paul retired from Weirton Steel Division of National Steel Corp. in 1967 as a turn foreman in the Tandem Mill. After his retirement, Paul worked as a supervisor of safety training for the Industrial Commission of Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene until he retired on Jan. 25, 1980.
Paul was a member of St. Francis R.C. Church in Toronto. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 2187 and was a 1933 graduate of Catholic Central High School. Paul also served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Hughes) Briceland who passed away in 1990; an infant son, David, who passed away in 1947; his daughter, Catherine Sylvia Garrett, who passed away in 2011; his sister, Mary Frances Dunlap; and his brother, George Briceland.
Surviving are his son, Michael (Elaine) Briceland, of Weirton; and his daughter, Barbara A. Coleman, of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend Paul's Funeral Liturgy with Mass on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church located on Findley St. in Toronto. Father Thomas Vennetti will celebrate Paul's Mass and burial will follow in Toronto Union Cemetery.
Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Toronto American Legion Post 86.
To view the obituary and leave condolences to Paul's family go to: www.jefosterfh.com