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Fr. Paul C Warhola

January 19, 2023

Fr. Paul Warhola Obituary

Funeral Service was on Monday

January 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Community Church
8001 West 23rd Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80214


Father Paul was the first of his family born on November 18, 1943. He entered into eternal life on January 19, 2023. Grew up in Gill Hall, Jefferson Boro, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1961. Attended St. Cyril & Methodius Seminary and then graduated from Duquesne University. He finished his graduate studies at the Catholic University in D.C. and was ordained a Byzantine Catholic priest in 1969. He was first an assistant pastor at St. John's Cathedral Munhall, PA then assigned to be the priest in Ashtabula, Ohio. In 1974 Father Paul decided to move west and establish a new Byzantine church - Holy Protection Mother of God, Denver, CO which is still active today.

After these many accomplishments as a Byzantine Catholic priest, Father Paul switched to the Orthodox Church. He met and married his lovely wife, Lorene and together they had two children, Pablo (Christi) and Teresa (Javier) and three precious grandchildren (Oliver, Eliana, Elizabeth).

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Anna. He is survived by his six siblings, Eve Busse (Tom), Mary Lou Simpson (Ron), George (Maria), James (Diana), Madalen Hoover (Don), and Martin (Helen), in addition to many nephews and nieces.

Father Paul was very active in the Denver community - serving as a hospital chaplain for 16 years and also served at St. Vincent DePaul. He ran a food bank for the Church of the Resurrection, which he founded. He was dearly loved and will be missed by many. He will be forever in our hearts and prayers.

A Divine Liturgy was held in his memory on Sunday, July 9, 2023, 10:30 AM at the Ascension Byzantine Church in Clairton, PA. Eternal Memory.


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Funeral Service
January 30, 2023

11:00 AM


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