Services for Paul Roswell Stoltz, 82, a descendant of a pioneer family in Lewiston, were held today in the Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, Town of Niagara. Burial was in Riverdale Cemetery.
Stoltz died Wednesday (Dec. 26, 1990) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.
Stoltz was descended from Matthias Kline, who fought in the War of 1812 and then settled in the Town of Lewiston.
Stoltz was born and reared on the Kline family farm in the southern section of the town, part of which is now occupied by the Colonial Village neighborhood. He also had lived on Shenk Road in Sanborn.
In 1929, he moved to California, where he managed a plumbing business in Beverly Hills and later operated the Globe Motel in Bakersfield. He returned to this area in 1988 after the death of his wife, Anna Berry Stoltz.
Stoltz was a member of Masonic orders for more than 50 years and was an active Shriner until shortly before he died. He was a member of Reno Lodge 13, F&AM, in Nevada and of Al Malaikah Temple of Los Angeles.
He was a master plumber and a member of Bakersfield Local 460, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. He also was a charter member of Lewiston Volunteer Fire Company 2 and a member of the Sanborn Friendship Club.
Survivors include a sister, Bernice Stoltz Fischer.