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Paul W. Poor Jr.

Paul W. Poor Jr., 92, of Lorain, died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at the Autumn Aegis Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mr. Poor was born in Wylan, Ala., on May 26, 1915, and had been a resident of Lorain County since his childhood.

A graduate of Brookside High School, he was a former member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Lorain. Mr. Poor was employed as a firefighter for the City of Lorain.

He retired in 1967 following a career that spanned 25 years with the city. He had previously been employed as a lineman for the Ohio Edison Company.

Paul was an avid card player and bowled extensively in a variety of social leagues hosted at Rebman`s Recreation. He also participated in several local golf leagues.

He was also a former member of Lorain Lodge 552 F. & A.M.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, May (nee Smith); daughter, Linda Navalinsky of Lorain; step-son, Gene Poor of Bowling Green; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lil Leonard residing in North Ridgeville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myfanwy "Betty" (nee Hughes) in 1991; daughter, Doreen Tippie in 2002; parents, Paul and Elaine (nee Hunter) Poor; sisters, Elaine Kostrub and Christine Leonard; and a brother, Gene Poor.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2007, at Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2007, at the funeral chapel with the Reverend Mark Pemberton, pastor of Saint Peter United Church of Christ in Amherst, officiating.

Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

The family encourages memorials to either Saint Peter United Church of Christ, 582 Church Street, Amherst, OH 44001,  Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 647 Reid Ave., Lorain, OH 44052, or to the charity of the donor`s choice.

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