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Paul Byrnes, III services Saturday

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Paul A. Byrnes, III, age 52, of Valparaiso, Ind., formerly of Chesterton, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at his home.

He was born February 26, 1962, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the son of Paul A. and Caroline (Fischer) Byrnes, Jr.

Paul is survived by his two children, Arlene Byrnes of Chesterton, and Paul Byrnes, IV of Valparaiso, Ind.; their mother, Renee Byrnes of California; his mother, Caroline Byrnes of Chesterton; two grandchildren, Brent and Kylie Roop; five brothers and sisters, Ann Byrnes, Mary (Mitt) Denney, Tom (Kathy) Byrnes, Patricia Byrnes, Denise (Nick) Gregurich, and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Byrnes, Jr.

Paul graduated from Chesterton High School in 1980 and attended Purdue University. Paul began his working career as a manager for Martin Marietta, went on to work as a lineman for NIPSCO, a job that he loved dearly, and recently was the station operator at the Michigan City Generating Station. Paul held a black belt in several of the martial arts and coached girls soccer and Pop Warner Football in Valparaiso for seven years. He had the ability to bring out the very best in the youth that he coached. Paulís happiest moments were spending time with his family and two grandchildren, who brought him much joy. He was a very loving father, grandfather, son and brother who will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Ind., with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Craig Forwalter will officiate. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.

Memorials in Paulís name may be made to the family.


Posted 8/8/2014