Paul J. ‘Pap’ Dickson

GRANVILLE – Paul J. “Pap” Dickson, 89, of Granville, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Malta Home.

Born on March 23, 1924, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Elmer and Doris (Miller) Dickson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, eight sisters, and a son, Richard “Rick” Dickson on Nov. 30, 2011.

He is survived by: wife, Sara (Forshey) Dickson; children, Ken Dickson and wife, Doris, of Strodes Mills; stepson, Fred Confer and wife, Nerissa, of Ashland, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Linda Dickson, of McVeytown; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel Specht, of McVeytown.

Paul served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, earning an American Theater Ribbon, Pacific Theater Ribbon and a Victory Medal.

Paul retired from Marlette in 1986 and later, worked part time for Marlette, Fisher’s and Jamesway.

He attended Windy Hill Bible Church and had been a member of Strodes Mills Baptist Church.

Paul enjoyed time with his family, especially going to the races and just really enjoyed being around people.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Jim Everly officiating.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the funeral home.

Interment with VFW Post 7011 honors will take place in Juniata Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Malta Home, 105 Malta Drive, Granville, PA 17029.

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Paul J. ‘Pap’ Dickson

GRANVILLE – Paul J. “Pap” Dickson, 92, of Lewistown, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Malta Home, in Granville.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Hoenstine Funeral Home and will be announced upon completion.