Paul Joseph Lackovic, age 90, of Dothan, Alabama, passed peacefully Tuesday, December 8, 2020. He was born in Erie, PA on April 27, 1930, son of the late Frank and Mary Lackovic. He was one of eight siblings.
Paul graduated from Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, PA in 1948. He served as a Cub Scout leader in his younger years. He was a 20-year employee of the Pennsylvania Electric Company (PENELEC). He served in the Knights of Columbus for several years while living in SC, CO and AL. Paul was a devout member of St. Columba Catholic Church in Dothan, AL.
Paul married Hildagarde M. Lackovic (Regal) on December 2, 1950 at Holy Rosary Church in Erie, PA. They shared many activities over their 61 years together such as traveling, church functions, IONA Club, and playing Santa and Mrs. Claus for sheltered and special needs children. As a skilled carpenter, he built two of their homes. In later years, he enjoyed making bird feeders, bird houses, and flower gardens. He loved sitting on the porch swing, watching nature, while holding hands with his wife.
Paul is survived by four children, Nanette Grygier (James) of Springboro, PA.; Rene Lackovic of Dothan, AL.; Steven Lackovic (Tammy) of Hickory, NC.; and Chris Lackovic of Manassas, VA..; one sister, Cecilia Menc (Lackovic) of Erie, PA.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hildagarde M. Lackovic and one daughter, Roseanne Peck (Lackovic).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Paul J. Lackovic to Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org).
Friends will be received at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road in the spring of 2021 followed by a Memorial Service at the same location (details will be forthcoming to family and friends). Private interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
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