Paul Gyory |

Paul Gyory

Memorial services for Paul Charles Gyory of Nevada City will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Covenant Reformed Church in Grass Valley.

Mr. Gyory died Sunday, Dec. 15, in Nevada City. He was 86.

He was born on Sept. 11, 1916, in Herminie, Pa., to Louis and Berta (Vozary) Gyory. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He married Clara Burtner on Dec. 9, 1946, in Berkeley and then Ruth Herr on Aug. 25, 1990, in Nevada City. He worked for the Berkeley United School District from 1962 to 1979 as a plumber and groundskeeper. He worked for Smith Corona as a machinist for seven years. He also worked in landscaping and on the Ford Assembly line. He invented a magnetic tool and also worked for Nabisco. He was a member of the Elks, E. Clampus Vitus, Veterans Club, Wine Club, the Covenant Reformed Church and Boy Scouts. He enjoyed landscaping with rocks and waterfalls, hiking, camping, entertaining, and wining and dining.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Gyory of Nevada City; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Debbie Gyory of Walnut Creek; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn Gyory and Vic Bustabade of Rocklin; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Dona and Roger Bergthold of Grass Valley and Kathy and Kent Persel of Bakersfield; grandson, Michael Gyory; four stepgrandchildren and eight great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Gyory in 1983.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 94945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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