Paul Pearson

Obituary of Paul E. Pearson

Paul Edwin Pearson, 81, of Jamestown passed away Sunday (November 21, 2021) in UPMC Chautauqua. He was born February 21, 1940 in Falconer, the son of the late Edwin V. and Ethel Adams Pearson. Paul was a graduate of Falconer High School and operated Pearson’s Market for over 50 years with his father. He drove tractor trailer for Covenant Transport for 11 years accruing over a million and half accident-free miles. During retirement he worked at Brigiotta’s in the deli for over 10 years. He attended Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church in Jamestown. Paul is survived by his wife of 57 years Donna St. Clair Pearson whom he married May 30, 1964. Also surviving are his children: Pam (Dan) Willink of Elkhart, Indiana, Debbie Winkler of Jamestown, Elizabeth Zilich of Jamestown, David (Gena) Pearson of Panama; grandchildren: Stephanie Willink of Elkhart, Indiana, Ashley (Tyler) Slagle of Wakarusa, Indiana, Andrew, Meghan, Ben, Ian, and Rachel Winkler of Jamestown, PJ Zilich of Jamestown, Madie and Jackson Pearson of Panama. Great-grandchildren: Beckham and Sadie Slagle of Wakarusa, Indiana and Walker Winkler of Jamestown; his brother Wesley (Beth) Pearson of Jamestown, a niece and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Ethel Adams Pearson on August 14, 1982, his father Edwin V. Pearson on February 28, 1998; his step mother Dorothy Carlson Pearson on July 11, 2010 and his son-in-law Walter Zilich on February 26, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to your local food pantry to honor his memory by giving to those in need.
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