Paul Supko, 79, of Huntingdon, PA died on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the Westminster Woods at Huntingdon in Huntingdon, PA.
Born on August 6, 1941 in Osceola Mills, PA he was the son of the late Wassel and Helen (Churney) Supko. He married Carol M. (Mick) Supko on August 12, 1962 in Osceola Mills, PA, she survives at home.
Paul was a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in State College, PA.
He attended the Osceola Mills Grade School and the Osecola Mills High School until the merger with Philipsburg for his senior year in 1959. After graduation Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy going to boot camp at Great Lakes. He then was transferred to Lakehurst, NJ to aerographers school for eighteen months, upon completion he was transferred to the Pacific Missile Range at Point Magu, CA. Most of the time Paul worked on San Nicholas Island working on the first weather satellite (Tiros). After his discharge on August 5, 1962 Paul married Carol and they were off to New York. Paul worked for Trans World Airlines from 1962 to 1996, first as a pilot weather briefer at JFK international Airport for five years then transferring to flight operations until his retirement in 1996. Paul was active in Union Local TWU540 first elected as Secretary/Treasurer from 1984 to 1987. In 1987 Paul was elected President of Union Local 540 handling labor contracts and spending many days in court with the elimination of Pan Am, Eastern Piedmont and eventually TWA. During his union time Paul traveled from Hawaii to the East Coast doing union work many times. Carol always seemed to find time off her job to join him on his Hawaiian Trips. Working for the airlines gave Paul and Carol the opportunity to do a lot of traveling from Hawaii throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Egypt. Paul and Carol retired to Grays Woods in Port Matilda in 1996.
He was a Life Member of the Mosquito Creek Sportsmen Club, Frenchville, PA
During retirement Paul enjoyed his yard, garden, fishing in the spring and hunting in the fall. Paul and Carol made six trips to the Hill Country of Texas hunting white tails always scoring a nice buck. Paul also hunted in Iowa and Montana.
As Paul went into his golden years he fought off some health issues always with the help of his doctors he slowly regained his health, thanks docs.
Paul and Carol celebrated their 50th. wedding anniversary on August 12, 2012 at the Penn State Conference Center with family, friends and neighbors attending a buffet and dancing to the Bud Hudinsky Polka Band (The Corsairs) from Pittsburgh.
After Paul had surgery and never regained the ability to walk they sold the house in Grays Woods and moved to Westminster Woods in Huntingdon.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: one sister, Helen Rebar; and two brothers, Joseph Supko and Matthew Supko.
Along with his wife he is survived by: one sister, Barbara Fetcenko & her husband Raymond of Medina, OH; and one brother, Robert Supko of DuBois, PA.
A Burial Service will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Osceola Mills, PA. The service will be celebrated by Archimandrite Jacob Piruta and Father Ignatius Hunter. Burial will be at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemetery in Osceola Mills, PA.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Osceola Mills Honor Guard at the cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC in Osceola Mills, PA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The THON; Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Osceola Mills, PA; or the Holy Trinity in State College, PA.
To sign the online guestbook go to: www.heathfuneral.com