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Paul L. Bischoff

March 24, 1930 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 90)


Paul L. Bischoff, 90, of Chippewa Township, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Elmcroft of Chippewa.

Born March 24, 1930 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Wilbert and Margaret Warner Bischoff. Paul graduated from Beaver Falls High, School, Class of 1948, where he had been an outstanding football and basketball player. He went to West Virginia University on a football scholarship where he was Paramount/Associated Press and Academic All American, and also was student body president. Paul lettered at tight end on the WVU football team from 1950 to 1952, and was team captain in 1952 as a senior. He was an outstanding blocker and receiver, earning him All-Southern Conference honors as well. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity at WVU. The Mountaineers honored Paul by inducting him into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Paul was drafted by the New York Giants but opted to play several seasons of professional football in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Paul served his country as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army in Germany in the mid 50’s. He had been Director of the Student Center at Geneva College, a football coach at Beaver Area High School and Geneva College. He was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church and retired as the Manager of the Chippewa Township Sanitary Authority. Paul was inducted into the Beaver Falls Sports Hall of Fame in 1970, Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1979, and the Pennsylvania State Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Wilbert, and Bob Bischoff, and two sisters, Margaret Boggs and Karen Osman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Patricia “Pat” J. Engle Bischoff, three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Morning Bischoff, Crafton, PA, Daniel and Dawn Bischoff, Manahawkin, New Jersey, David and Maureen Bischoff, Fairport, New York, eight grandchildren, two brothers and a sisters-in-law, Rev. James and Carol Bischoff, Richard and Betty Bishchoff, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and James Campbell, Esther and Robert Bally, and Ruth and Rick Osman, and a sister-in-law, Fran Bischoff.

There was a private family visitation and funeral service with Pastor Rodney E. Smith officiating. Private interment in Sylvania Hills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. The Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home,, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls was in charge of arrangements.

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