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Paul J. Schmoyer, 90, retired contractor, veteran

May 2, 1924 – July 7, 2014

Paul J. Schmoyer, a retired contractor from both Youngstown and Fort Myers, Fla., died Monday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston. He was 90.

Born in Weehawken, N.J., Mr. Schmoyer was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Forces as a radar mechanic and was stationed in the Asian-Pacific Theater.

Shortly after his discharge from the military, Mr. Schmoyer founded Schmoyer Co. in Youngstown.

As a contractor, he built Willow Beach RV Campground in Youngstown, as well as the Townhouses of Youngstown.

He also was instrumental in the design and construction of the Cannon Design Building on Grand Island, Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Lewiston and two other churches in Niagara Falls. He retired last year.

Mr. Schmoyer was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and was a charter member of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club. He also had been a member of Frontier Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, the former Betty J. Swift; two sons, Jeffrey and Stephen; a daughter, Kyle Sachs; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. July 25 in Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.

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