July 20, 1945 - May 26, 2021
Richard H. Paton Jr., 75, of Irwin, died Wednesday May 26, 2021. He was born July 20, 1945 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Richard H. Sr. and Margaret (Martin) Paton and was also preceded in death by two brothers David and Robert Paton. Rich was an Air force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict where he served as an aircraft mechanic. He worked at US Steel, Duquesne Works, where he completed the Instrumentation Apprenticeship Program and then started his own business, Reliable Instruments, performing repair and calibration. He was an avid drag racer and car enthusiast and built many street cars. He was a member of the International Hot Rod Association. He is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Beisgen) Paton; his sons Richard H. (Carrie) Paton III and Thomas M. Paton (Laura Nagy) both of Harrison City; his step children Debbie (Greg) Liebling of Irwin and Timothy (LeeAnn) McDowell of North Hills; grandchildren Amber (Casey) Holshue, Courtney Paton, Joseph Liebling, Sam McDowell, Christian Pfrogner, and Cooper Pfrogner; his great granddaughter Jane Liebling; a sister Nancy Miracle; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Bruce Judy, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to Thinking of Nikki Foundation, 303 Sawmill Rd. Greensburg, PA 15601, www.thinkingofnikki.com. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Richard H. Paton Jr., 75, of Irwin, died Wednesday May 26, 2021. He was born July 20, 1945 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Richard H. Sr. and Margaret (Martin) Paton and was also preceded in death by two brothers David and Robert Paton.... View Obituary & Service Information
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