Samuel Teolis, Supervisor | Samuel A. Teolis, Funeral Director

Paul M. Kotuba, 59

Paul M. Kotuba, 59, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Cranberry Twp.

Paul was born on October 26, 1958 in Ellwood City to the late Paul Kotuba and Julia Tamelcoff Kotuba of North Sewickley Twp.. He is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1976. Paul learned the butcher trade from his father Paul at their family owned grocery store. He worked as a meat cutter for many years at Paul’s Market, Milk House Meat’s both in North Sewickley Twp.,  Giant Eagle in Seven Fields, and Thoma’s Meat Packing in Saxonsburg. He was Methodist by faith. Paul enjoyed cooking, riding motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATV’s, and collecting sports cars. He loved all of his customers, and all types of animals. To his nieces and nephews he was their #1 uncle. Paul will be sadly missed by his family and numerous friends.

Paul is survived by his mother Julia, his sisters Tina M. (Fred) Pflugh of North Sewickley Twp., Jill M. (Timothy) Aaron of Clarion, and Julie M. Kotuba of North Sewickley Twp., and his brother Steve M. (Cynthia) Kotuba of North Sewickley Twp. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Steven Kotuba, Matthew Kotuba, Shelby Plugh, Fredie Plugh, Cole Aaron, and Julia Aaron.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services, and on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am in the Free Methodist Church 412 Glen Ave., Ellwood City, Pa. Rev. Ray Start will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.


  • Carrie Boots Havranek Posted December 10, 2017 4:25 pm

    Prayers to all of you. May the Lord provide the comfort and peace you need.

  • Kim Gillespie Posted December 10, 2017 7:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Paul was a great friend and a wonderful butcher! From the young guy in high school to the man at Pauls Market, he was so friendly and smiled and said”How ya doing?” He will be missed,

  • Robin Massioni Posted December 10, 2017 8:09 pm

    My most sincerest sympathy to Paul’s family & friends. Paul was one of the nicest guys, and I’m not surprised he was a #1 uncle, he was so friendly. He was a true testament of his close knit family and upbringing.

  • Frances Bell (Schuller) Posted December 10, 2017 8:22 pm

    Paul was a good friend for many years, Condolences to Julia and the family. He will be missed by many friends.

  • Pat, Wesley and Mike Douglas Posted December 10, 2017 8:28 pm

    Condolences to the Kotuby family.

  • Jim and Nancy Bower Posted December 10, 2017 9:29 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. God Bless

  • LouAnn Fornataro Posted December 10, 2017 9:48 pm

    Condolences and love to all the Kotubas. I truly loved Paul and will sorely miss him.

  • Linda and Bill Smega Posted December 10, 2017 9:57 pm

    Such sad news….so sorry for your loss. Paul was always so kind and thoughtful. I’m sure he’ll be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

  • Barbara McNutt Posted December 10, 2017 10:13 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Paul was a great butcher and nice person

  • betty wilds Posted December 11, 2017 8:18 am

    so sorry to hear this. Paulie was a wonderful person. He will be missed greatly by everyone who knew and loved him. sending prayers to his family.

  • Denise Corrigan Posted December 11, 2017 8:48 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this – prayers to his family!

  • Elaine Theuerl Boro Posted December 11, 2017 11:00 am

    My condolences to the Kotuba family. I’ve known Paul since 1st grade and have always looked forward to seeing and talking to him at our reunions. I valued his friendship and will miss him.

  • George Schuller Jr Posted December 11, 2017 5:43 pm

    Remember very fondly of the years growing up. All our thoughts and prayers to all the extended family

  • bob francis Posted December 11, 2017 7:24 pm

    May the Peace of God comfort each that is in need., my deepest sympathy to all of the family .

  • Connie Altsman Stauber Posted December 12, 2017 5:47 pm

    My deepest Condolences to the Kotuby family. He will be missed by many and may you find comfort in the memories you have. I know I will always see him wearing his white meat coat!

  • Ray Posted December 12, 2017 7:59 pm

    Imy deepest sympathy to the family of Paul. During this difficult time, comfort from the Bible is so reassuring. John 5:28, 29 says: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…”. God promises that very soon, he will resurrect the dead to live on earth under his righteous rulership.
    My condolences are with you and your family at this time

  • Chub and Dolly. Posted December 13, 2017 10:14 am

    Prayers to the Kotuba family..Paulie was a good friend for many years. He will be missed.

  • Georgianne and Ken Posted December 13, 2017 3:46 pm

    Paul was a sweetheart and we will miss him very much. Our love and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. So very sorry for your loss. God speed Paulie.

  • Dwight “Whitey” Boehm Posted December 13, 2017 4:23 pm

    So very sorry to hear this. He was always nice to me. My sympathy to Julia and the entire family.

  • Kathy Murphy Posted December 13, 2017 5:24 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Paul’s family. I feel blessed to hold such fond memories of Paul and all the fun we had growing up. He was my dear childhood friend and neighbor He will truly be missed.

  • peggy altsman Posted December 14, 2017 9:34 am

    So Sorry to hear about Paul.He always remembered me when I came into the store. May He rest in Peace

  • Jackie McCombs Posted December 14, 2017 10:38 am

    So very sorry for your loss
    Paul was such a nice guy
    Who enjoyed his life and family and friends..RIP
    Prayers to all for healing..RWG Paul

  • Carolyn Baker Posted December 14, 2017 5:16 pm

    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss
    One of the saddest moments is when you hear of the loss of a friend.
    Paulie will always be in our memories to the Baker Family and my boys PJ & Doug
    Rest in Peace Dear Paulie

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