Paul W. Gigler, Sr., age 80, of Oakmont, passed away peacefully from Parkinson’s Disease on Wednesday April 29, 2020 at The Presbyterian Senior Care at the Willows in Oakmont. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Hooker) Gigler. He was the loving father of Mary Jane (Aaron) Stryker, Paul Jr., Gretchen, Amy, and Ethan (Karalee) Gigler. Dear grandfather of Emily, Griffin and Mackenzie Stryker, Lillee, Liam, and Lain Gigler. Paul grew up in Arnold, PA a son of the late Frank and Fredrika (Kaalund) Gigler. He is survived by his sister Barbara Pallone (late Frank). He is preceded in death by his siblings, Mary Jane Nery (late Francis), Frank F. Gigler, Jr. and Donald Gigler. He is survived by his sisters-in-law Maureen Gigler and Jean Gigler. He graduated from Arnold High School and attended Point Park College. He was proud to have served in the United State Marine Corp, where he was a Drill Sergeant stationed in Parris Island, South Carolina. Paul and his wife Barbara were married for 43 years. Together they worked as Interior Designers and began Wildwood Interiors, where they were designers together for 38 years. Paul was a member and past President of the Oakmont Lion’s Club, East Liberty Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce of Oakmont. He also was an active member of the Oakmont Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir. When Paul retired, he volunteered at the Benedum Center of Pittsburgh as an usher because he had a love for the Arts. He was a lover of life and enjoyed his family, gardening, dogs, great jokes and delicious desserts! A memorial service will be held privately for family, with a Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date. A loving thank you goes out to the family that we have made at The Willows in Presbyterian Senior Care for all they have done to support and love Paul. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Paul’s name to the Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139 or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation (michaeljfox.org/donate), PO Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home Inc., Lower Burrell, Robert P. Karish, Supervisor (724) 335-6500. Please send condolences to www.giglerfuneralhome.com. l
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Oakmont Presbyterian Church
415 Pennsylvania Avenue, Oakmont PA 15139
Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation
P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014