Paul Makara Jr.
Paul A. (Moose) Makara Jr., 82, a resident of Arkville died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Margaretville Hospital.
Paul was born July 28, 1930 in the Bronx, the son of Paul A. and Annie (Yockobischn) Makara. He was one of 17 children.
He married Mildred E. Runge and they celebrated 62 years of marriage together.
Paul joined the U.S. Army on January 8, 1953 and served until December 11, 1954.
He worked on construction, driving heavy-duty equipment for Teamsters Local 445 located in Newburgh. He retired in 1994 moving to Arkville in 1975 from Stony Point.
Paul enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Makara; six children, Thomas Helbig, Richard Helbig, MaryLou Kelly, Kathy Santiago, Jean Fenton, and Michael Makara; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
A funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Hynes Funeral Home.
A committal services will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Paul A. Makara Jr. may be made to the Arkville Fire Department.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.