Paul, age 91, died peacefully at home in Shenandoah Heights after a long battle with numerous health issues. Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late John and Pauline (nee Ripka) Wojtukiewicz.
Paul served Honorably in the United States Army (Korea) and after discharge, transitioned into building bridges in the construction industry where he worked his way up from Laborer to Carpenter to Foreman, and finally, to Superintendent. He was a member of Divine Mercy (formerly Annunciation B.V.M.) Catholic Church in Shenandoah, PA. He was a fan of Penn State Football, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Philadelphia Flyers. In his prime, Paul was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. A family man, Paul enjoyed time spent with his close-knit and extensive family including his beloved Boxers! All were welcome at the Whitecavage table and with 7 kids there were always friends and family for dinner. Paul and his wife Mary enjoyed cooking and always had enough to share! Holidays at the Whitecavage residence were always crowded and fun creating great memories for all.
Paul was preceded in death by his siblngs, Johnny Whitecavage, Stevie Whitecavage, Mary Burdulas , Lottie Kosopod , Stella Slatick, Joesphine Zukie , and Anna Piekarski. He is survived by his sister, Bertha Kosopod.
Paul was the beloved husband of the late Mary T. (nee Hand) Whitecavage and beloved father of 5 sons and 2 daughters. Paul Whitecavage Jr. of Shenandoah and his children, Courtney wife of Cole Fasnacht, Schuylkill Haven and Corey, Frackville, Kelsey and Calia, Shenandoah. William Whitecavage and wife Cheryl, Ringtown and their children Jared, Ashland, Aaron, Ringtown and Hannah San Francisco CA. James Whitecavage and wife Gina, Ringtown and children, Megan wife of Vinnie Alessi, St.Clair, Jesse and Gabe, Ringtown and Nick, St. Clair. Michael Whitecavage and wife Maria, Shenandoah and their children, Chris and Ang , Shenandoah and Shaina and Nate Ringtown. Patti wife of Myron Hannis, Shenandoah, and their child Nicole, wife of Tim Hysock, Frackville. Ellen wife of Ray Guers, and their children, Kyle and Riley, Shenandoah Heights. John Whitecavage and wife Desirea, Shenandoah and children Vanessa, Shenandoah, Derrick and Dylan. Paul has nineteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial and Interment with military honors will be private. Live streaming services will be available starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6th via a link that can be found on www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com or the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Facebook Page.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Schuylkill County Therapeutic Riding Program (SCTRP) and sent to Avenues at 2 Park Street, Pottsville, PA 17901 or to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation at PO Box 781352 Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 to help raise awareness and fund treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis in babies.