Paul Drotovick, age 93, of New Philadelphia died Sunday, December 27, 2020, following a brief illness.

Paul was educated at the former St. John’s High School in Canton, Mount Union College, and graduated from Otterbein College. He also honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII.

Paul enjoyed teaching and coaching basketball for numerous years with at St. Mary’s School in Dennison, Columbus Bishop Hartley, and Newark Catholic, and Conotton Valley High Schools.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by wife of 67 years, Joanne; sons, Paul (Pam) Drotovick, Jr. of Cambridge, Mark (Kathy) Drotovick of New Philadelphia; sister, Barbara Fraley of Florida; grandchildren, Brittany (Chuck) Colvin, Matthew (Johnna) Drotovick, and Danielle (Tim) Gilmore; and great-grandchildren, Emmitt, Cameron, Carter, Grayson, Weston, Alivia, and Odin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine Drotovick; his granddaughter, Rachel; and his brother, Joseph.

Father Jeff Coning will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial at a later date in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia where the VFW Post #1445 will render military honors. No public visitation is scheduled at this time.

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