Paul Mikos, 87, Akron, 30-year vet of PA State Police, sports fan

By on August 6, 2014

Paul Mikos, 87, of Akron, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family, Monday, July 28, 2014, at Denver Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary (Kokurna) Mikos. Paul is survived by his wife, Violet (Kozlosky) Mikos, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Paul was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Pacific during World War II. In 1951, Paul enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police and served 30 years, retiring with the rank of sergeant. Upon retirement, Paul was employed as a security guard with Dana Corporation in Reading. Paul enjoyed attending sporting events and traveling with family.

In addition to his wife; Paul is survived by three sons: Paul Mikos Jr. of San Pedro, Calif., Gary, husband of LuAnne Mikos of Akron, Joseph Mikos of Akron; two grandchildren: Krista and Kenneth Mikos; one great-grandson: Karson Mikos; two sisters: Anna, wife of Gerald Nowatarski of Oley, Rosie, wife of Dr. Joseph Sembrot of Allentown; and a brother: John of Illinois.

In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by three brothers: Michael, Joseph and Leau Mikos; and a sister: Mary Mabry.

The family would like to thank the staff at Denver Health & Rehabilitation Center and Hospice & Community Care for the care given to Paul.

Services were held Aug. 4 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Richard Cook officiating. Interment was in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors accorded.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Paul may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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