Sam Paternosh

Obituary of Sam Paternosh

Sam J. Paternosh, 85, of Falconer passed away Thursday (December 24, 2020) in UPMC /Chautauqua/WCA Hospital. He was born April 17, 1935 in Westfield, NY the son of the late Joseph and Mary Dina Paternosh. Sam was a graduate of Westfield High School and received a degree from Bryant & Stranton. He served in the US Army from 1959-1960. In earlier years he owned the Mermaid Inn in Erie, Pa and also was an insurance broker. Sam enjoyed golfing, coin collecting and was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Wheeler Paternosh whom he married May 1, 1999 in South Dayton; two brothers and two sisters. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Vinny Paternosh. Visitation will not be observed. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. A donation may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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