Paul C. Cmar, age 92, of Duquesne, passed away on November 23, 2021. Paul was born on March 18, 1929 in Hostetter, PA. He was the son of John and Mary Cmar, graduating from Latrobe High School in 1947. Paul was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie Yarosik, son Richard (Sherri), brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph (Mildred), John (Sally), Andrew (Gloria), and Francis (Orselena). He is survived by three sons, Dennis (Janice), David (Tracy), and Robert (Patricia). Paul and Marie had twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Daryl Hull), Lesleigh, Robert (Petya), Michael (Angela), Jeffrey (Hallie), Alexandria, David, Emily, Richard (Paige), Samantha, Nicholas, and Nicole. Nine great-grandchildren include Teagan and Maggie Hull, Val, Liam, Kia, Oliver, Theodore, Lillian, and Penelope Cmar. Paul was a member of the US Army, serving as a Military Police Officer in post World War II Germany. Following his service, Paul joined the Duquesne City Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Chief of Police. Upon retiring from the police force, he concluded his career by working in Security for US Steel and McKeesport Hospital. Paul was a devoted member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He served many years as a Board Member and later as Treasurer of FOP Lodge #91. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Third Class Cities Group of the Pennsylvania FOP and was elected in 1979 as Pennsylvania’s Representative to the FOP’s National Board of Trustees. He was a Life Member of the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Police Association, and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA. Paul was a Life Member of VFW Post #188 (Duquesne) and a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus #4210. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Holy Trinity Men’s Club. He was also a member of the Duquesne GBU, the Duquesne Croation Club, and the McKeesport 11th Ward Club. Paul was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather to his family, who loved him dearly. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the WILLAIM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, 412-466-8555, where a Blessing Service will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with the Reverend Larry Adams as Principal Celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors. Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.
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