Paul J. McCusker
Paul Joseph McCusker, 74 of Little Orleans, Maryland, passed away at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pa, on April 17, 2020.
Born at his home on January 22, 1946, he was the son of Arlington Sylvester and Jessie Eleanor (Barnes) McCusker.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Jessie and one sister, Nelda McCusker.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Jean (Barnhart) McCusker, married for 52 years; one sister, Teresa Arleen Yonker; two daughters, Deana Marie McCusker and husband Jay Heffner, Tina Rachelle and husband Brad Whiteside; four grandchildren, Michael Joseph McCusker- Kinna, Brittany Nichole McCusker-Strait and significant other, Nathan Smith, Jeremiah Kelly Baer and Colby Hunter Whiteside.
Paul was a 1964 graduate of Flintstone High School.
After graduation, he worked for the State of Maryland as a Surveyor. He then enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1966 serving four years and received an Honorable Discharge in 1971.
He then pursued careers with Fairchild, Mack Truck, then found his 30-year career with the Railroad System which included, B&O, Chessie and CSX, retiring as a Track Foreman in January 2006.
Paul was a dedicated Catholic to both parishes, St. Peter’s of Hancock and St. Patrick’s of Little Orleans, where he helped with ground maintenance for many years.
His hobbies included watching sports on TV, watching his children and grandchildren play sports, taking Jeep rides with his dogs and cutting wood with longtime friend, Johnny Gaither.
Graveside burial of cremains will be held on April 25, 2020, 1 p.m., at St Peter’s Catholic Church, 16 East High Street, Hancock, MD 21750. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 16 East High Street, Hancock, MD 21750.
Honorary pallbearers include; Lynn Ashkettle, Brian Fink, Bradley Hofe, Paul Barnhart, Jr., Leonard Barnhart and David Barnhart.