AVON — Joseph T. Paulchell Sr., age 71, of Avon, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. John Medical Center, Westlake.
He had lived in Avon for the past 35 years, moving from Ottawa, Ohio. He graduated from St. John High School in Ashtabula, and received his Bachelor's Degree from John Carroll University and Master's Degree from Case Western Reserve University.
He was a teacher in the Cleveland Public and Ashtabula Public School Systems, and later was appointed principal of Ottawa Glandorf Public School. He was a principal at Avon Elementary Public School until his retirement in 1986.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara J. (nee Bento) Paulchell; four children, Joseph T. (Sherry), Faith A. (Sam) Calabrese, Thomas A. (Anne), and Amber M. (Sean) Amann; five grandchildren, Alexander, Kaitlyn, Nicolaus, Kelly and Aidan; and one brother, James Paulchell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cosmo and Evelyn (nee Amzibel) Paulchell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Road, Avon. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorain County Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge, Elyria, Ohio 44035-4746.
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