Paul Richard Mooney

August 19, 1935July 22, 2018

Paul R. Mooney, age 83 of Lima, died peacefully at 3:09 a.m., on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born Aug. 19, 1934 in Lima, the son of Charles and Katherine (Felver) Mooney, whom preceded him in death. On May 5, 1956, he married Rosemary Shortino who survives and they were married for over 62 years. Also surviving are their children: Deborah (Jack King) Romano of Lima, Mark (Isabel) Mooney of Indian Lake, Kathleen (Joe) Fleischman and Ida Mooney both of Lima; three siblings: Tom (Melinda) Mooney of McLean, VA, Sue (Mike) Barton of Rockford, IL and Mary Hoehn of Middletown, OH; two sisters-in-law; Marie Mooney of Lima and Eileen Maxwell of Cridersville; six grandchildren: Christopher (Kristy) Carge, Danielle Carge, Nicole (Drew Anthony) Romano, Ashley (Brad Liebrecht) Mooney, Abbey (Dave) Schnell and Kristina (Austin) Clarkson; three step grandchildren: Reymundo (Heather) Ortiz, Veronica Ortiz and Natalia Ortiz; five great-grandchildren: Lauren Stull, Ava Carge, Jacob Hlabse, Giada Carge and Marin Carge; and two step great-grandchildren: Ciana Ortiz and Ezekiel Ortiz; plus many nieces and nephews. The following siblings preceded him in death: John Mooney, Charles Mooney, Pat Mooney and Martha Eley. Mr. Mooney retired after 34 years at Teledyne/Ohio Steel where he was an iron roll molder and he was president of UAW Local 975. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved to fish and attend his grandchildren’s events. He was a Notre Dame fan and loved his family tremendously. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018 in St. John’s Catholic Church, Lima, with Revs. Steve Blum and David Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery with military rites by V.F.W. Post 1275 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation or St. Rita’s Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitaion Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 28, 2018

Paul Richard Mooney

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Louise (Michael) Myers

July 27, 2018

I know how much you loved and will miss Paul. Our hearts ache for you and yours. God will take care of you.
Love, Louise & Marlene

Gary Guagenti

July 24, 2018

I always enjoyed sharing a beer and a laugh with Paul. He will be missed and may he Rest In Peace. My condolences to the family! ♥️

Mary Louise Paskanik

July 24, 2018

I think all Good Food Inc. employees (past and present) knew him as “Uncle Paul.” We all loved his morning visits before the restaurant opened or shortly after bringing us our weekly checks or a different assortment of things from another store or the office. I always made sure to have small talk with him everytime I saw him. Every girl who spoke to him became his sweetheart. If he came in to drop something off in the afternoon, you might even catch him with his arm being yanked (yeah, right!) by PJ or Mark to drink a beer at the bar. Uncle Paul was an outstanding man, a joy overall, and I am sure his loving family will miss him dearly. You are all in my prayers.

Kristen Williamd

July 23, 2018

We all knew him as Uncle Paul. I always looked forward to seeing him at Happy Daz when I worked there many years ago. He took our son Cameron fishing many years ago and Cameron still brings it up from time to time. You did not have to spend a lot of time with Uncle Paul for him to make an impression on you. ❤️

Sian williams

July 23, 2018

When we opened market street I would always see him in the morning running the deposits. I decided instead of greeting him I would begin to scare him every morning. Some days I would hide under a table or around a wall. He always threatened to shoot me playfully of course. Eventually It got to the point where he began looking for me. Thats where our friendship began. Some mornings he would bring me breakfast some days I would make him breakfast but we always talked. He always had a amazing sense of humor and he the first friend I ever had who gave me constructive advice. Once he did that I was sold it was like a best friend but also a role model. He was a made man and took time out of his day to teach me on life and I would make him laugh. Eventually our friendship grew further he actually began taking my son fishing well because I couldnt with my schedule. My son was always excited to go and to this day he thinks that uncle Paul was his real uncle. Words cannot express how much he pushed me to the things I do today. He kept on me about my cooking and Mgmt skills and to always be fun. He was a amazing person I hope to be at least half of the man he was one day. Goodbye my friend and I'll see you again I promise on Dat there