East Liverpool: Paul E Stief Sr, born August 15, 1946 passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at East Liverpool City Hospital, with complications from COVID-19. Paul was a resident of East Liverpool for 42 years. He was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Gahley Stief of New Brighton. Paul was a loving husband, father,grandfather and great-grandfather. He served his country proudly and was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Paul is survived by the love of his life, Geraldine Stief, of East Liverpool; two daughters: Mrs. Gerri Lynn Wetzel and her husband, Michael of East Liverpool, and Ms. Betty (Boo) Larkins, of Wintersville, OH, and a son, Paul Stief Jr., of Wellsville. He leaves behind four grandchildren: Michael Wetzel Jr, Geralyn Wetzel, Robert Larkins, and Lilly Larkins; four great -grandchildren: Aayden Smith, Adrianna Wetzel, Madalyn Wetzel and Kinsley Bittinger; two brothers: Robert (Corrine) Stief and Regis (Brenda) Stief; and a sister,Gertrude “Jean” (Lenard) Ketterer; a sister-in-law, Shirley Stief, as well as nine nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Thomas Stief, two nephews and two nieces.
Paul worked at St Joe’s before retiring from Penn Power out of Shippingport. He spent his after retirement career working with his brother, Regis, for Suhor Industries. Paul was a member of the Chester American Legion Post 121. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle before his accident 5 years ago, watching wrestling and spending time with his family.
Paul’s wish was to be cremated with no services and the family has chosen to honor that wish. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.