Paul W. Saneholtz, 76, of Ocean View died Sunday, June 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.
Paul is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeannette M. Saneholtz; daughter Robin Steffenber (Barry); son Paul D. Saneholtz (Marta); daughter Kimberley Shaw (Ray) and son Michael T. Saneholtz (Charity); his two sisters, Barbara Neitz (Les) of Herndon Pa., and Cinda Miller (Bruce) of Muncy, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul W. Saneholtz Sr. and Mary Conrad Saneholtz.
Paul was born in Sunbury, Pa., March 7, 1942. His family moved to Herndon where he helped with the many chores on the family farm with his sisters. He graduated from Mahanoy Joint High School in 1960. He made his career in the food industry, first as a sales representative for Louis Lehrman & Sons, a wholesale grocery company. He then became a food broker for James A. Weaver where he was a vice president and later merged into Acosta Foods. He was employed there for 30 years until retirement in 2008.
Paul was an active sportsman enjoying hunting, fishing, scuba diving, skiing and camping. He loved wood working and making furniture pieces for his home. He enjoyed youth activities with his children and was a Cubmaster and Boy Scout leader for both of his sons, and was a soccer coach for many years with the Back Mountain Sports in Shavertown, Pa.
Always with a book in his hands, he had a desire to learn about a wide variety of topics. Since retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at the beach and spent many hours at the Indian River Inlet. He was active in the Romeo men's group, and the men's breakfast group at Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church where he has been a member since 2004. Paul dearly loved his family and friends, and cherished time spent with them. He loved the Lord and was strong in his faith. He leaves a legacy of love and family devotion and will be greatly missed.
The family will greet friends at 1 p.m., and a Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, 81 Central Ave., Ocean View. Donations suggested to Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church Hope Center Fund.