WARREN, Ohio – Paul Barna passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Warren. He was 81 years old.

Paul was born in Howland on June 11, 1935, a son of John and Anna (Pawelchak) Barna.

He was a 1953 graduate of Howland High School and would go on to work for GE Ohio Lamp in Warren. Paul would spend the next 37 years there before his retirement in October of 1991 from the Shipping Department.

He enjoyed golfing, woodworking and yard work but his greatest hobby was always his family.

Paul leaves behind his wife of more than 58 years, Mary; his sons, Ken (Kim) Barna of Sanford, North Carolina and Bill (Debbie) Barna of Howland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Amy (Vann) Rollins, Zach (Morgan) Barna, Adam (Hannah) Barna, Joshua Barna, Logan Barna and Megan Barna; seven great-grandchildren, Peyton, Hailey, Kellyn, William, Robbie, Zayd and Emma Faye and by his brother, Alex (Juanita) Barna of Cranberry, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Steve and Jerry Barna and by two sisters, Olga Atkins and Jenny Smuke.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road in Warren with Pastor Dave Luther officiating.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the start the of the service.

Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers in his memory to Hospice of the Valley 5000 East Market Street Suite 19 Warren, Ohio 44484 or MVI Hospice 4891 Belmont Youngstown, OH 44505.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Barna family.

A television tribute will air Friday, December 9 at the following approximate times:

6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.