Paul L. “Whitey” Mikanik
Paul L. “Whitey” Mikanik, 75 of Tomahawk Drive, Negley, OH died in the Emergency Room at East Liverpool City Hospital on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 following a brief illness. He was born in Follansbee, WV, a son of the late Paul F. and Teresa Testa Mikanik.
Living most of his life in this area, for 31 years, he taught at Wellsville High School as a drafting teacher. Following his retirement in 1987, he delivered parts for Bob Gresh and Lee Dull of Calcutta Auto Parts. Mr. Mikanik was a graduate of Follansbee High School, attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his Bachelors of Science in Education from West Virginia University. While attending the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University, he played football on scholarships and was drafted by several professional football franchises, but chose to become a school teacher. Serving with the US Army during Korea, he was stationed in Germany. Whitey was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
His wife, Bonnie Brenner Mikanik, whom he married on September 4, 1982; two sons: John and Kim Mikanik of Shelby, MI and Matthew Mikanik of Negley, OH; one daughter: Janice and Tod Parker of Columbus, OH as well as six grandchildren: Alex, Lane and Stan Mikanik and Paige, David and Andrew Porter survive him.
Besides his parents, a sister: Mary Francis Scott preceded him in death.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Paul Sturm officiating.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta two hours prior to the service.