Paul C. Zona, 67,
of Michigan City, passed away Tuesday November 27, 2018, in Portage, IN.
He was born March
17, 1951, in East Chicago, IL, the son of Paul Zona and Rose L. (Argyelan)
Paul has lived in
the area since 1978, and was very active in the community. He was part of
the Masonic Lodge 192 of Westville, and belonged to DeMolay as a teenager.
Also, Paul belonged to the International AORBS, and spent 18 years as
Marquette Mall Santa and 9 years as a Lighthouse Mall Santa. He was a board
member of Canterbury Theatre, LaPorte County GOP, and the LaPorte County
Board of Zoning Appeals for 16 years.
On April 7, 1978,
in Michigan City, IN, at St. Johns United Church of Christ, he married Ilene
(Harrington) Zona who survives.
He is also survived
by his three sons, Brian (Kacey) Guibert of LaPorte, IN, Rodrick (Diana)
Harrington of Kingsbury, IN, Allen (Laurie) Harrington of LaPorte, IN; two
daughters, C. Sue (Bill) Emerick of Michigan City, IN, Rebecca Mills of
Michigan City, IN; three godchildren, Michaeline (Eric) Quinn of Carmel, IN,
nephew, Mathew (Carlie) Zona of Valparaiso, IN, niece, Elizabeth (Tom)
Zona-Marmet of Madison, WI; Many other nieces and nephews, one especially
being Rose (Kurtis) Gregor-Clemans; two brothers, Frank (Debra) Zona of
Chesterton, IN, John (Bonnie) Gregor of GA; sister, Mary Ann (Robert) Zona-Gregg
of Chesterton, IN; 11 grandchildren, one especially that he and Ilene scaled
back their business for to provide daycare for until he could go to
kindergarten, also known as Paul’s partner in crime, Nicholas “Booboo”
Guibert of LaPorte, IN, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Paul was preceded
in death by both his parents, and his two brothers, Lewis and Joseph Gregor.
Paul had a special place in his heart for Olivia and Gracie Dybing, Emily S.
Mills, Joseph A. Mills, and an extra special spot for Stephen P. Mills who
he shared his St. Patrick's Day birthday with.
being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 602 Maple
Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends Monday, December 3,
2018, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. -
A life celebration
will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tuesday,
December 4, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Mike Porter officiating.
Interment will follow at Springville Cemetery, LaPorte, IN.
contributions may be made to the Canterbury Theatre, 807 Franklin St.,
Michigan City, IN 46360. Online condolences may be made at: