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Paul Joseph Kasinecz Sr, 61 – Hiker, Sports Fan

Paul Joseph Kasinecz Sr, 61 of Minersville, passed away peacefully at home Saturday June 6, 2020, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born July 6, 1958 in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (O’Brien) Kasinecz.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and former member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Minersville. Paul was a retiree of the Laborers Union Local 471.  Paul was an avid outdoorsman who frequently enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping with his son. He was lifetime member of the Sunny Rod & Gun Club and the National Rifle Association.

Paul enjoyed spending time with his loyal canine companions, kayaking trips to Locust Lake and Tuscarora State Parks, and hiking the array of wooded trails throughout the state. He enjoyed bus trips to professional baseball games and was a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Paul enjoyed watching Penn State Nittany Lions football and was a proud supporter of the Battlin’ Miners athletic programs.

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Paul is survived by his son Paul Joseph Kasinecz Jr. of Minersville.  In addition to his son, Paul is survived by his companion of 28 years Gretchen R. Ulmer. Gretchen’s sons include Jesse Sabitsky husband of Ashley Sabitsky of Duncannon, and Jared Sabitsky husband of Chrissy Sabitsky and their daughter Harlow Jade Sabitsky all of Cressona.  Paul’s two surviving brothers include his older brother Robert J. Kasinecz, partner of John Shipley, both of Allentown, and Paul’s twin brother Peter J. Kasinecz, husband of Cathy Kasinecz, both of Primrose. Loving nieces include Amanda M. Kasinecz of Brookhaven, and Jennifer L. (Kasinecz) Pelletier wife of Dustin, both of Lancaster. His loving nephew is Peter J. Kasinecz Jr. of Primrose.  Paul was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Mary and loving niece Katie J. Kasinecz of Emmaus.

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul J Kasinecz. Sr., please visit our floral store.

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