Paul R. ‘Ertz’ Erzal Sr.

Paul R. “Ertz” Erzal Sr., 84, Lilly, died Tuesday. He was born in Portage, son of Rudolph and Dorothy Erzal. Surviving are his wife, Doris; three children: Paul Jr., Sharon Galayda and Patrick; seven grandchildren; and sisters: Sister Marie Chabanel, Rose Marie Kuchera and Jean Smalley. He was preceded in death by siblings: Ruth Urich and Mary Catherine, William and Robert Erzal. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Portage. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church, Lilly.