Paul F. Beight II

POLAND Paul F. Beight II, 92, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland, died after suddenly falling ill Friday.

He was born April 18, 1922 in Petersburg, a son of Paul F. and Grace (Sheely) Beight.

He was a graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in education. He attended the Teachers College at Columbia University from 1945 1949 and received a master’s of arts and the professional diploma in Education. He did further graduate work at Parsons School of Design and the New York School of Interior Design.

Paul was an industrial and fine arts teacher supervisor in the Girard school system. He formerly taught at Howland, Springfield Local, and Youngstown State.

Paul formerly owned the World House Gift and Decorative Accessory Shop in Boardman from 1963 until 1996 when he closed the store in the Carriage House known now as the “Glenellen.”

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Petersburg, where he served as Sunday school teacher, superintendent, council, and president. He was also an associate member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Boardman and associate member of Faith Lutheran Church in Punta Gorda, FL.

To mourn his passing, he leaves a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Edith Brown, who passed away Jan. 27, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 14394 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Petersburg with Pastor Aimee Raymond officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church. There will be a Masonic service at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Petersburg Cemetery.

The family suggests donations may be made in Paul’s memory to St. John Lutheran Church, 14394 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Rd., Petersburg, OH 44454.

Arrangements are by Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in North Lima. Family and friends are invited to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.