The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 12, 2014

Paul Lieb


CARROLLTOWN — LIEB – Paul “Toot,” 93, Carrolltown, passed away May 11, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born March 29, 1921, in Carrolltown, son of Augustine and Clare (Williams) Lieb. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Catherine (Gavaler) Lieb; their children, Jerry (the late Coleen Selby), Claire Domino (Gary), Steve (Mary Myers), Susie Phillips (Jeff), Cathy Cavallo (Jim), Rose Hartman (Bob) and Paul; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was the last surviving member of the A.A. Lieb family, having been preceded in death by brothers, Arthur, Gerald, Charles, Alfred, Edgar, David, Robert and Father Germain, OSB; and sisters, Blanche Hipps, Gertrude Smith, Ellen Lieb, and twin sister, Pauline Lieb. He attended St. Benedict Elementary School and graduated from Carrolltown High School. Paul was a veteran of World War II.  Member of American Legion Post 506 and Carrolltown Fire Club, where he served as treasurer for many years. He lived his life as a devoted husband and father. Before retiring, he worked at the Main Street Garage, Bender Electric Co., Westrick Pontiac and Sherry Appliance. Paul served as president of Holy Name Society, was a member of Knights of Columbus and the Cemetery Association, a Benedictine Oblate and a Eucharistic minister. He especially enjoyed his ministry as sacristan at St. Benedict Catholic Church, training servers, counting collection money and any other miscellaneous jobs that needed to be done. When not ministering to the church, he was an avid bowler, horseshoe player and gardener. He also enjoyed playing cards on the computer. He loved dogs and was famous for his horseradish and caramel popcorn. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 146 N. Main St., Carrolltown, Pa. 15722, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, by his grandson, Father Augustine Lieb, TOR. Committal, church cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by local veterans. (

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