Paul Adam Blazeck, 62, beloved son and brother, died peacefully in his sleep on June 9, 2022. Paul was born on May 18, 1960 and raised in North Versailles, PA. He graduated from East Allegheny High School in 1978.
After trying college, Paul decided to take a different path. Looking for job opportunities, Paul moved to San Jose, California in June 1983. Upon arriving, Paul worked as a construction hand, a roofer, and numerous other jobs before joining the plumbing apprenticeship program for Local 393 Plumbers and Steamfitters. He attended evening classes while doing on-the-job training to earn his plumbing license. Paul’s career in the industrial plumbing industry was well timed as he was part of the Silicon Valley boom of the 1990’s and economic growth in the San Jose area. He loved the diversity of his craft, working on everything from hotels and hospitals to sports stadiums and high-tech computer facilities for 25 years. Paul lived in the Golden State until he retired in 2015 and subsequently returned to Pittsburgh to be near family. Even so, his heart was in California and he vacationed there when he could.
Paul spread his sports loyalty between Pittsburgh and San Jose. He was both a long time Pittsburgh Steelers fan and San Jose Sharks fan, celebrating the highs and lows of each with family and friends. He was an avid reader and enjoyed playing basketball and biking, or simply relaxing.
Paul will be solely missed by his mother Veronica Carrigg Blazeck; brothers James (Alice) Blazeck, Thomas Blazeck, Edward (Carolyn) Blazeck, and John (Joanna) Blazeck, and sister Joanne (Joseph) Felice; nieces Lauren, Elizabeth, and Olivia; nephews Joseph, John, Joe, Mike, and Ryan; and many cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Joseph S. Blazeck.
A Catholic mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St Robert Bellarmine Church (Mary, Mother of God Parish) in East Mckeesport, burial to follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Braddock.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Catholic Charities USA.
James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory
433 Lincoln Highway
East McKeesport, PA 15035
Originally published June 15, 2022.