OBITUARY

Paul A. Viel, Sr.

7 June , 19253 June , 2019

Paul A. Viel, Sr., of Batavia, died Monday, June 3, 2019 at age 93. Predeceased by his parents, Alphonse & Mary; his brothers, Frank, Charles, David & Robert; and his wife, Doris Viel. Paul is survived by his wife, Yu Lan “Lisa” Weng-Viel; children, Paul A. (Cheryl) Viel, Jr., Sally J. Burke, and Bruce D. (Tiffany) Viel; step-children, Dawn (Carl) Dotson, Barbara (Doug) Scott, James (Christine) Barrett, Dr. Michael (Jennifer) Barrett, Jinqsui Lin (Qian Zhang), and Jinqqiang Lin (Lijuan). He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Paul was a proud US Marine who served during WWII. He was awarded several medals, including 4 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart after his tour in Iwo Jima. Friends may call Monday, 4-7pm at the funeral home of Alvah Halloran & Son, 2125 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY. Burial with military honors will be held Tuesday, 11am at Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Outreach Center, Inc., 447 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, 10 June , 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, 11 June , 2019

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Barbara Scott

9 June 2019

I have many fond memories as a child growing up. I met”papa” Paul at the age of 8. We camped at Black Lake and did a lot of fishing. We travelled South to Georgia to visit relatives. What a fun adventure. When I graduated from high school , Paul was there when my dad couldn’t be because of a stroke. When I got married, he was in charge of the ushers. When my children were born, he was very involved in their lives as they grew. They knew him as Grandpa Viel. When my mom was so sick, his faithfulness and loyalty and love for her was priceless. Enduring many hours at the ICU being with my mom. I love you as my second dad, and I’m proud of that. I’m not saying, “Goodbye “, just so long for now. You’re truly loved and will certainly be missed. Love Barb Scott

Kim Viel Girven

4 June 2019

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Paul. The family getting together in Connecticut, was always so nice. He would come and visit with Aunt Doris, who always showed so much love for not just all of us, but for Uncle Paul too. Keeping in touch over the years, and our conversations over the phone always put a smile on my face. I will always smile when I think of him, and cherish all the memories we all made over the years. Go in peace dear uncle. Gather with your family. We will see each other again. Love Kimmy.

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