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Paul Adolph Muklewicz was born March 20, 1950 in Steubenville, Ohio. He played offensive tackle for Steubenville High School, where he served as letterter for three years for Coach Abe Bryan’s teams in 1966, 1967 and 1968.

After graduating from Steubenville High School in 1969, he and his lifelong friend James Mavromatis went to Glendale Community College in Arizona where they started on the Gauchos football team. In 1971, Paul was considering moving to the University of Miami (Florida), which offered him a full scholarship to play football. Instead, he transferred to Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, where he played an offensive tackle under coaches Tom Hudspeth and Lavelle Edwards.

At BYU, Paul married Deborah Kay Ledbetter, with whom he had three children – Jacob Thomas Muklewicz (Alma) of Lehi, Utah; Jeremy Paul Muklewicz of Dallas, Texas; and Tara Vanessa Alexander (deceased).

Paul is predeceased by his parents, Stanley Jacob Muklewicz and Wanda Edna Pick; his brother, Stanley Muklewicz; and her daughter, Tara Vanessa Alexander.

Throughout his life, Paul has helped his family, friends and those in need. Every day, after double shifts at Titanium Metals, where he worked for over 20 years in the tube factory and laboratory, he looked after his mother, the late chef George Mavromatis, whom he considered like a second father, as well as his family and friends.

In his later years he enjoyed teaching his grandchildren – Mikaela, Agnieszka, Paulina, Jakub and Jadwiga to swim and ride a bicycle. He played with them in the park and took them for rides in his van.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Paul believed in the truth of the eternal family. He often performed religious rites for his deceased ancestors in sacred temples wherever he lived.

Paul rejoices in the blessed reunion with the members of his beloved family who greeted him upon his passing. He will continue to watch and care for the family members and friends he has left behind.

Call hours will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Offer your condolences, www.mostifuneralhome. com

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