Paul A. Sebelia, Jr. 44 of Elizabeth Twp. passed away at home on Sunday February 14, 2016. He was born on January 30, 1972 in McKeesport. He is the son of Paul A. and Arlene E. Thomas Sebelia Sr. of White Oak. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings Jill (Lex) Medich of White Oak, Michele Sebelia of Swissvale and Doug ( Stacey) Sebelia of White Oak, his beloved Angela DiBattista, and nieces and nephews; Taylor, Alec, Luke, Dillon, Matthew , Joseph, Dannah and Samuel. Paul was a 1990 graduate of Serra Catholic High School.
He graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor Degree in Special Education and The University of Pittsburgh where he received his Master’s Degree. His career in education spanned two decades during which he served in a variety of roles including Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and currently Principal of Founders Hall Middle School all within McKeesport Area School District. Paul was also a well respected basketball coach and mentor. He was very dedicated to his career in education and he viewed his students as his own. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1-4 and 6-9 pm at the Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., White Oak. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am at St. Angela Merici Church with Fr. Kevin Dominik officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests memorial contributions be made for a future scholarship in Paul’s honor. Condolences may be made at www.jenniferjordanfuneralhome.com
Originally published February 14, 2016.