Paul Ronald Vass, Jr., of Doylestown, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 83.
Born in Birmingham, AL, he was a son of the late Paul R. and Edwina Davis Vass. He spent most of his youth in Birmingham, AL and Waco, TX.
Paul served our country in the U.S. Air Force, and was honorably discharged in the early 1950s. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in geology from Baylor University in Texas. After graduation, he moved to Philadelphia, and began a management position in retail with Woolworth.
There he met his future wife, and they were soon married and began raising their family in Philadelphia. Paul continued to work in retail and furniture manufacturing until his retirement. He moved back to Waco, TX to be closer to his brother, Donald (Buddy) Vass, and then to Doylestown seven years ago to be closer to his children.
Paul enjoyed golf, and had recently joined a pool league at his local senior citizens center. He loved his black lab mix Reebok, and considered him part of the family. Paul was loved by his family and will be dearly missed.
Paul is survived by his children: Suzanne Vass and her husband Bruce Taylor of Doylestown, PA, Dianne Hanrahan and her husband Barney of Schaumberg, IL, Stephen Vass of Levittown, PA, Nancy Hildreth and her husband David of Bensalem, PA and Stephanie Vass of Springfield, IL; his grandchildren: Veronica, Jeffrey, Rachel, Matthew, Christopher, John Paul and Elise, his great grandson Carter; and his beloved dog, Reebok.
The family will observe a private end of life service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.