|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1937|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 2010|
Paul Richard Danyluk
Paul Richard Danyluk passed away peacefully Thursday, October 28, 2010 at his home in Erie, Pa. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., November 26, 1937. He approached his battle with cancer as he did everything in his life; with dignity, grace and determination.
He worked as a mechanical engineer for GE, Colt Industries, Cooper Bessemer, Fairbanks Morse, and Danyluk Technology Services, Inc.
Paul achieved his BS from Buffalo University School of Engineering in 1959 and received his Masters degree in engineering from Syracuse University in 1964.
He had numerous achievements and awards, his most prestigious being the Richard S. Woodbury Award in 1994 which is the highest achievement awarded by the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). He was a member of the Erie Section of ASME Executive committee and served as chairman 1972 to 1976. He was awarded the ASME International Honors for Guidance and Leadership, and in 2007 was awarded the ASME Award for Distinction and Achievement. Upon completion of the ABC course GE Engineering, he later went on to teach that course. He also holds a patent as the inventor of a device used for fuel supply (March 1994). His proudest accomplishment was participating in the engine design for the Trans-Himalayan High speed Rail, elevation now at 17,000 ft. for GE of Erie in 2005.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents George and Betty Danyluk, Buffalo, N.Y.
He is survived by His beloved wife of 33 years, Mary C. Danyluk, (Princess); Daughters: Caren (Danyluk) Naylor (Alfred) Erie, Pa.; Susan (Danyluk) Plemons (Terry) St. Louis, Mo.; Laurie (Danyluk) Pettinger (Dr. Thomas) Cody, Wyo.; Katey (Danyluk) Husband (Michael) DeRidder, La.; Joyce (Scheid) Gilman (Robert) Solon, Ohio; Janice (Scheid) Frey, Erie, Pa.; Jo Ann (Scheid) Bawol (Kenneth) Erie, Pa. Grandchildren: Adam DiCarlo, Stephanie Plemons Davis, Eric Plemons (Andrea), Travis Plemons (deceased), Lincoln & Natasha Pettinger, Hillary Husband, Corey Gilman, Sgt. Kevin Bawol (Nichole). Great Grandchildren: Tyler & Willow Mae Davis, Ethen Plemons & Autilli Bawol. Siblings: George & Kathy Danyluk, Hamburg, N.Y.; Joe & Pat Danyluk, Willmington, N.C.; Sheila & Doug Andres, DeBary Fla., and he loved all his numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces & great nephews from across the country.
He was an active member of the First Alliance Church, Zimmerly Road in Erie Pa., served at the Upper Room, member of the Fellow Travelers, Helping hands, Habitat for Humanity, ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and he was an invaluable assistant for his daughter, Jo Ann Bawol at Pet Cremations of Erie. In his retirement he loved teaching higher math at Girard Alliance Academy. When there was no snow, he loved riding his bright red Schwin bike around the peninsula "12 miles" daily. With Habitat for Humanity he helped his great-nephew, Max Meinert, earn his Eagle Scout award by rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricane Katrina in 2008. He led several mission trips with Christ Methodist Church & Girard Alliance Church to West Virginia and Mississippi to better the living conditions of the less fortunate. His business was his pleasure and he was good at it. He was a well respected expert in his field, both domestically and internationally. Everyone loved Paul.
Visitation will be at Burton Westlake Funeral Home, Erie Pa., Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Friends and family are invited to a prayer service at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Road, with Rev. David Snyder presiding.
Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Erie Times-News on October 31, 2010.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Created by: Rich Fedoush
Record added: Oct 31, 2010
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