A funeral mass, celebrating the life of Paul Mingyar, of Buckeye
Lake, formerly of St. Clairsville, was held March 12, 2011, in the chapel of The Toothman Funeral Home, St Clairsville. Burial with full military honors followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.
Paul passed away March 9, 2011. He was born in Wendel, WV, the son of the late John and Mary (Hricik) Mingyar.
He served honorably in the US army during WWII.
He was a retired professor emeritus of Zoology at Ohio University-Eastern. Paul made a difference to many, as an outstanding educator in the valley, with over 40 years of service to his students, teaching at Shadyside High School, the College of Steubenville, and Ohio University.
He was a member of the Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church in Buckeye Lake, former member of St. Mary Catholic Church in St. Clairsville, the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, and Buckeye Lake Eagles.
He is survived by daughter, Polly Mingyar and her husband, Rich Boucher of Hebron/Buckeye Lake; son, Dennis Mingyar; his wife, Beth and children, Colin and Jacob of Lancaster; sister-in-law, Roberta Mingyar, of Clarksburg, WV; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Mary Margaret Dennis Mingyar, in 2003.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in his memory be directed to: Belmont County Animal Shelter, in honor of Paul and Mary Margaret’s beloved dog “Boomer”, 45244 National Rd. West, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.
Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville and Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, are honored to care to the Mingyar family.