Paul D. Provoncha: 1932 - 2013

A former Schroon Lake Post Master, Paul D. Provoncha, 81, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Albany Medical Center.

Here is Paul's official obit, from the Post-Star:

Paul was born August. 8, 1932, in Blue Ridge, N,Y,, the son of the late Alvin (Lee) and Vera Ford Provoncha.

Paul was predeceased by his son, Paul R. Provoncha on Sept. 16, 2011, and his infant brother, Joseph.

Paul was a graduate of Schroon Lake Central School. He was the post master at Schroon Lake Post Office. He retired in 1992 after 25 years of service.

Paul served from 1952 to 1956, in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances DeZalia Provoncha of Schroon Lake; his daughters, Debra (Denis) Ford of Warrensburg, Mary (Steve) Neander of Clifton Park and Jennifer Provoncha of the Bronx; his daughter-in-law, Heather Provoncha of Schroon Lake; his grandchildren, Andrew Ford of Warrensburg, Jessie (Christopher) Needham of Warrensburg and Paul N. Provoncha of Schroon Lake; his brother, Alvin (Shirley) Provoncha of North Hudson; his sister, Rita (John) Palmer of Schroon Lake; several brothers and sisters-in law; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake.

Interment will take place in Schroon River Catholic Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of donations to the charity of one’s choice.