Paul Casimer Schmidl, 78, of Bruceton Mills, WV, died on Sunday, September 30, 2018, in Morgantown.
Paul was born March 11, 1940, in Kingwood, a son of the late John and Anna Mary (Palinowski) Schmidl.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed for four years in Germany. He was a graduate of Kingwood High School. Paul retired on August 18, 1983, after 23 years of service as a Captain with the Washington District of Columbia Fire Fighter Squad where he also served four Presidencies under Engine 7 Department; he was part of the ambulance service in Washington District of Columbia, a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, the DCFD Local #36 Union in Washington DC and DC Emergency Ambulance Services.
He is survived by two brothers, George Schmidl of Cleves, OH, and John and wife, Waltraud, of Annapolis, MD; two sisters, Mary Gwaltney of Gibsonville, NC, Rose and husband Leland Ashburn of Waldorf, MD, nephew, Joe and wife Tina Schmidl of Kingwood; great-nephew, Joseph Schmidl II, of Kingwood; great-niece, Alexis Schmidl, of Kingwood; many other loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry Schmidl, Francis Schmidl, and Martin Schmidl; one sister, Caroline Emmart; two brothers-in-law, Earl Gwaltney and William Emmart; one sister-in-law, Kay Schmidl.
Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street; on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 4-8pm. A prayer vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 5, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Father Andy Switzer as celebrant. Interment will follow St. Joseph’s Cemetery, where graveside Military Honors will be accorded.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.