ISHPEMING, MI – Paul Anthony Ombrello, 68, of Ishpeming, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 after a battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.
Paul was born in Ishpeming on September 22, 1951, a son of the late Phillip and Louise (Nault) Ombrello. He attended Ishpeming High School and graduated with the Class of 1970. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War Era from 1971-1973. He was united in marriage to Lois Marie Korpi on July 12, 1975. He worked as a Laborer for CCI for 36 years retiring in 2011.
In his free time, he liked to fish and hunt. In his younger years he played fast and slow pitch baseball, city league basketball, eventually moving on to bowling and horseshoes. He was an avid Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings fan. He and Lois were season ticket holders for NMU Hockey for many years. Enjoyed spending time with nieces and nephews did a lot of activities with them through the years, as of late he enjoyed his eleven great nephews’ company.
Paul is survived by his wife Lois; Brother, Phillip (Marlene) Ombrello of Champion; Sister, Shirley (Gerald) Argall of Appleton, WI; Brother in Law Rich Raper of Lake Havasu, AZ; Nieces, Traci (Jeannie Karrer Chase) Ombrello, Tammy (Scott) Newbern and their children Carter and Kyle, Nicole (Brad Knapp) Argall and son Zach; Nephew, Grant Argall and his children Phillip, Jack, and Will; Step nephew, Jeff Koval.
Paul is also survived by Sister in law, Norma (Gary) Denney; Brother in law, John (Bev) Korpi; Nieces, Karie (Todd) Belanger and their sons Brenten and Carsen, Mary Denney; Nephew, Chad (April) Korpi and children Chase, Gage, and Finn; Aunts, Lucy Stancliff, “Dolly” Carlson, Julaine Ombrello, Grace Ombrello; numerous cousins and friends and his Dog Goldie.
He was preceded in death by his Parents; Sister, Sharon Raper and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his dogs Duke and Dutchie.
A Memorial Service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Stacy Pethke officiating. Visitation will start at the church at 9:30 until the time of service. A luncheon will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any of the following places, Cancer Care of Marquette County, Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, UP Home Health and Hospice, or UPAWS.
Paul’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where friends and family may leave a note of remembrance.