Paul R. Palermo, 94, died Thursday (March 29, 2018) at the Wayne County Nursing Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday (April 3rd) at St Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark. Burial with full military honors is in Newark Cemetery.
Memorials, in his name, may be made to either the Wayne County Nursing Home Foundation, 529 Nye Road, Lyons, New York 14489 or the Newark Food Closet, 100 East Miller Street, Newark, New York 14513.
Paul was born on November 26, 1923 in Newark, the son of the late Anthony and Marion Tavano Palermo. He was a graduate of Newark High School where he excelled in several sports. He was a life long communicant of St. Michael Church. After high school, Paul enlisted in the Army where he became a tank driver. He severed with the 2nd Armored Division “The Fury of Hell on Wheels”. He landed in Normandy in the second wave, then thru Northern France, the Rhineland and The Ardennes (the Battle of the Bulge). He was a member of both the Arcadia Memorial Post VFW and the August Mauer Post American Legion. Paul was an upholsterer at Hallagan Furniture for more than forty years, retiring at age 63. He had been an avid bowler and a craftsman doing his woodworking in the basement of his home.
He is survived by his daughter, Paula (Sergei) Bartishevich of Lyons; two grandchildren Charlie (Magdalena) Bartishevich and Stacia (Christopher) Santelli; his AFS grandson, Klaus Smaerup; four great-grandchildren Tyler and Jenna Santelli and Sebastian and Dominik Bartishevich; sister, Rose (Gary) LaLonde of Auburn; sister-in-laws Eleanor Palermo, Yolanda DerCola, Rowena Redmond and Phyllis Palermo; many nieces and nephews.
Paul was predeceased by his wife Nancy Gentile Palermo in 2009; sisters Babe (Harland) Craver, Catherine Palermo; brothers Anthony (Jane), Rocco (Iona), Frank (Betty), John, Cosmo; brother-in-laws Louis DerCola, Vincent, Aniellio and Anthony Gentile.