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Paul E. Ghenoiu II, 92, of West Hill Road, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at the CVPH Medical Center.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 11, 1925, the son of Paul E. and Marie (Seversen) Ghenoiu.
Paul attended The Manhattan High School of Aviation Trades and The University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Paul married the former Eleanor Bushey on Feb. 17, 1962, at St. Peter's Church. Eleanor passed away on Jan. 23, 2009.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1943 and received various service medals during his 23 years of service, including, The Korean Service Medal with two Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Air Medal, and the UN Service Medal. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Paul worked for the U.S. Postal Service and retired as Postmaster of the Peru Post Office.
Paul was a contributor to many charitable causes and was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America where he was the former Director of Camp Bedford, the Lion's Club, the American Legion, the NYS School Boards Association and a former Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1466.
He was an avid stamp and coin collector, enjoyed oil painting, photography, and was interested in American History. Paul won several awards including the BSA Silver Beaver Award.
Survivors include his four children, Paul E. and Nergis Ghenoiu III of Istanbul, Turkey, Marie and Dwayne Gelwicks of Plattsburgh, Lisa M. Ghenoiu of Glens Falls, and Erik and Scarlett Ghenoiu of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren, Lianna and Hunter Gelwicks, Kieran Templeton, and Severin Ghenoiu; and many nieces and nephews.
Paul was predeceased by his parents, his wife, and one sister, May Simonsen.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19th, at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in St. Peter's Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 8046.
To share a photo, story, or condolence with the family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518) 563-1760.
Published on September 17, 2017
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