Paul G. Hamilla Sr., 85, of Vanderbilt, Perry Twp., passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Annalisa PCH, Perryopolis. Born February 29, 1936 in Perryopolis, he was the son of the late John and Julia Buchina Hamilla. A resident of Vanderbilt for a majority of his life, Mr. Hamilla was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis. Paul was retired from PPL Utility, Harrisburg, where he worked as a Lineman Supervisor. He grew up on the family farm eventually taking over the farm raising beef and buffalo, hay, grains and corn. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and most of all loved his tractors.
He is survived by his son & daughter in law John & Renee Hamilla of Perryopolis, daughter in law Amy Hamilla of Carlisle, brother Theodore Hamilla of Vanderbilt, six grandchildren Jennifer Tubbs, Brian M. Hamilla, Brandon P. Hamilla, Ryan P. Hamilla, Danial J. Hamilla, Michael Hamilla, 11 great grandchildren August Hamilla, Savana Hamilla, April Shirk, Austin Hamilla, Ethan Wood, Evan Wood, Mikayla Wood, Natalie Wood, Benjamin Boyd, Anna Hamilla, Charlie Hamilla, cousin Nancy Balog, his doctor Dr. Mary Beth Krafty and very close friends Bonnie and Tom Brown. He is preceded in death by his two sons Paul G. Hamilla Jr. and Richard J. Hamilla, brother John Hamilla, and two sisters Marion Grimplin and Dorothy Washabaugh.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Panachida will be held Saturday at 9:30 am followed by divine liturgy at 10 AM at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Oleh Seremchuk as celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery. A Parastas service will be held Friday evening at 6 PM in the funeral home.