Mr. Paul J. Link, age 80, of NYS Route 180, died Monday, July 28th, at his residence, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Calling hours are 5-8pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home on Thursday, July 31st, and there will a Funeral Mass at Noon on Friday, Aug 1st, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating.
Paul was born June 10, 1934, in Gouverneur, the son Everett and Edna Chase Link. He graduated from Heuvelton High School.
Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1957, where he was trained in radio operations.
On August 22, 1955 he married the former Patricia Garnsey, with Father George Racette officiating.
After he was honorably discharged, he went to work as a letter carrier in Del Ray Beach Florida, until becoming disabled in 1974. He then went to school and worked for a number of years doing upholstery until he retired in 2012.
He was a member of the Clayton American Legion Colon Couch Post 821, a member at one time of the Knights of Columbus in Florida, and he was a volunteer firefighter in Florida for 15 years.
Paul really enjoyed talking, fishing, gardening and his cars. He was always working and seemed to especially enjoy his grandkids.
Surviving besides his wife Patricia are 3 sons, Paul Jr. and Scott of Omar, and, Stephen (Diana) of LaFargeville; 2 daughters, Jane Link and her companion Kathy Kraski of Colorado, and Valerie (Brandon) LaClair of Stone Mills; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bernard (Niki) of MA, and Richard (Rose) of Texas; 3 sisters, Eleanor (Harold) Chambers of Heuvelton, Mary (Charles) Ames of Watertown, and Theresa (Larry) Crow of Heuvelton; nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown NY 13601 or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St. Suite 304, Chicago, Ill 60611-3201. Or you can donate online at firstname.lastname@example.org/tribute/paullink2014
Karen (Link) Corrigan
Aunt Pat and family –
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Uncle Paul. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
with love, Karen, Bill & Billy
paul was a great person always had a smile ,always enjoyed talking to him
Dear Aunt Pat, Jane, Paul Jr, Steve, Scott, Valerie and family,
I’m so very sorry for your loss of Uncle Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I feel fortunate to have seen and visited with Uncle Paul in May. Thinking of all of you with sincere sympathy,
We were sorry to learn of Uncle Paul’s passing. The entire family is in our prayers at this time! I always enjoyed my talks w/Uncle Paul.
I am very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Dalys Wells Montanye
Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband,father,father in law,grandfather.
God Bless everyone and stay strong.
Richard & Rose
pat and family: there aren’t any words to express how Richard and I fell about the lost of Paul. we were glade we made the trip to see him . he will be missed. Richard will miss him most because he was his Sunday buddy they always had a good conversation that what he will miss. our thoughts and prays are with the family. May you have the strength you need for today… and the hope for tomorrow.
Darlene (Link) Arena
Aunt Pat, Jane, Valerie, Scott, Steve & Paul Jr.,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Paul. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We hope that you find comfort from those around you and in the memories you share together.
Darlene, Al, Albert, David, Elizabeth & Rachel
Robert and Sherry Lytle
Just a note to let you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss. May you enjoy the memories and stories he has made thru his life and yours.
Robert and Sherry Lytle
Aunt Pat and Family,
I’m sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Uncle Paul. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
I’ve also requested that my brother knights of Council #14940 located in Sterling, MA pray for your family during this difficult time. I didn’t realize Uncle Paul was a knight. Both of us share this in common.
Jim & Laurie
Jon Ochoa and family (Richard n Rose's son )
to aunt Pat and family I send you these words with a heavy hart I am sorry to hear about uncle Paul I will always keep the memories of him with me y’all all accepted me as one of the family. I remember him taking me out to feed the chickadees it was amazing how they would come down from the hill side when he would call them like if they were pets and all the weekends that I spend out their with y’all he always had a big ol smile and always had a funny joke or story to tell and his laugh was contiguous I will always feel privileged to have had role model of his caliber in my life my prayers go out too y’all in this time of grief. Love y’all all
R.I.P. uncle Paul will never forget you
Jon C Ochoa & family
Diane and Mitch Mattison
Aunt Pat and family,
We were saddened to hear about Uncle Paul. We have kept all of you in our prayers for some time now and will continue to pray.
Diane and Mitch