Paul A. Sass, 79

Paul A. Sass peacefully passed into the hands of the lord on Dec. 15, 2012.

He was born Nov. 24, 1933, to Dr. J.E. Sass and Frances Ellison Sass in Ames, Iowa. Paul graduated from Iowa State University in 1956 with a degree in chemistry. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the recently formed U.S. Air Force and reported for duty in Tampa, Fla. It was here he met his wife, Leonora "Sue"

Hornsby. They married in August of 1957 and spent the next 55 years deeply devoted to each other. Following his military service, Paul worked as a metallurgist for U.S. Steel Corp. and the Steel Warehouse until his retirement in 2003.

Paul is survived by his wife; two sons, Gregory (Lori Steinbach) of Fond du Lac and Neil (Joy Patton) of Cedarburg; and his sister, Jean Moeller. Paul adored his sons and took great pride following their lives. He had five grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Alyssa, Morgan and Madilyn.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David of Boulder, Colo.

A memorial service will be held at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to St. Boniface Episcopal Church of Mequon are appreciated.

The family would especially like to thank the staff and doctors at Columbia St. Mary’s, the caregivers at Lasata Care Center, and the professionals at Heartland Hospice. Your dedication to the cause never wavered and we are extremely grateful for your efforts.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.