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Saturday, March 5, 2022
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Age 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Bliss, NY on Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Paul was born on May 29, 1940 in Buffalo, NY, son of the late Herbert and Florence Stock Korzelius. He worked as a technical librarian and administrator for Spencer Kellogg in Buffalo and was also the tax assessor for the town of Darien for many years. Paul was a longtime parishioner and lector at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Darien. He gracefully “retired” at the age of fifty-two and again at sixty. He built a new home in Bliss where he became the fire commissioner for the Eagle Hose Company #1. Paul made many friends by sharing the fruits of his wine making hobby and blessed are they who were recipients of a bottle of his rhubarb or grape wine.
Along with his parents, Paul is predeceased by his sister, Alice Koester.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Janice Korzelius; his sons, John (Sharon) Korzelius of Oakfield, Joe (Karen) Korzelius of Albermarle, NC, Jim (Debbie) Korzelius of Clayton, NC and Joy Purcell of Troy, NY; his grandchildren, Kelsey (Matt) Morrison, Jonathan and Tristan Korzelius, Calista, Noah and Jordan Korzelius, Rebecca and Kaitlyn Korzelius, Gabriel, Colin and Gerald Purcell; his brother, Don (Mary) Korzelius and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church site in Silver Springs on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 10 AM. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and memorials, the family asks that you take the time to brighten someone else’s day. Life is fleeting, so live it with gratitude.