Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Paul  Linna Jr
Retired Lorain Firefighter; Korean War Veteran
Age 90
Born: March 9, 1930   Died: August 27, 2020

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Paul Linna Jr, 90, of Lorain, died Thursday August 27, 2020 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky after a chronic illness.

He was born March 9, 1930 in Cleveland, was raised in South Amherst, and lived in Lorain most of his life.  He was a graduate of South Amherst High School.

Paul served with the US Army during the Korean War as a paratrooper with the rank of Corporal.  He was awarded the Korean Service Ribbon with 3/Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. 

Paul worked for the city of Lorain Fire Department serving on the rescue squad for 17 years and retiring in 1985 after 31 total years with the fire department. 

He was a member of St Anthony of Padua Catholik Church in Lorain and a life member of VFW Post #451, IAV Post #1, PLAV Post #38 and Elks Lodge # 1301, all in Lorain. 

Paul was an avid Cleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  He enjoyed listening to country music and reading books, especially westerns. 

He is survived by his sons: Craig P. Linna and David (Erica) Linna, all of Lorain; grandchildren:  Breann Holcomb and Aaron P. Holcomb, both of Vancouver, Washington, Amanda M. (Jonathan) Teague of Johnson City, Tennessee, Rachel L. Linna of Cleveland, David Linna Jr of Johnson City ,Tennessee and Brandon P. Linna of Amherst and great granddaughter Sophia.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Mary Ann Linna (nee Kuznar) in 2007, daughters: Cynthia Zahorec and Christine E. Holcomb, grandson Vincent Linna, parents Paul & Maria Linna (nee Novak) and brother Paul Novak.

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The family will receive friends Friday September 4, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Please follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and signage displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Masks must be worn by all attendees. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday September 5, 2020 at 9:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1305 E Erie Ave, Lorain with Father Robert J. Sanson presiding.  Social distancing must be observed, and masks are required to be worn by all attendees.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township where AMVETS Post #3# of Elyria will conduct military honors. 


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Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 74924, Cleveland, OH.  44194-4924.