Paul Montana


KERRVILLE, Texas -- Paul G. Montana, 79, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Paul was born in Lytle, Texas, on March 2, 1935, to Evaristo and Paula Montana. Paul started working at the very young age of 7, alongside his father, a farmer. That work ethic instilled by his dad remained with him his whole life. Paul worked as a battery charger, construction worker, railway worker and in a nuclear plant, all before settling into the job he would retire from at General Motors Powertrain in Defiance, Ohio.

Paul's interests were hunting, fishing, watching boxing, knife collecting, driving cross country and most importantly, his intense love for music. Paul was a self taught accordion player.

Paul is survived by his wife of 57 years, Adriana; children, son, Arthur Montana, daughter, Maria Montana, daughter, Dinnia Ismail, son, Paul Montana, Jr., and daughter, Eydie Montana. Paul also leaves behind brothers, Adolfo Montana of Kerrville and Raul Montana of W. Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Eudelia Serna of W. Chicago, Ill., and Juanita Seals of Royston, Ga. He also leaves his trusted friend and companion of nine years, Ringo, his Texas blueheeler.

Although Paul made Kerrville his retirement home, the town he held dear in his heart was Malinta, Ohio.

Visitation will be today, August 13, 2014, from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels, 728 Jefferson, Kerrville, Texas 78028. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 909 Main St., Kerrville, Texas 78028.

The family invites you to send condolences at by selecting the "Send Condolences" link. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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  • I'm saddened, and I do send my condolences to Paul's family from here in Ohio.  What a Great Co-Worker and good friend he was to All that knew and worked with him.  I hired into GM in 1972 at the age of 19 and He was one of the first people I came to know.  This friendship would last for the remainder of our years at GM.  I'll always hold dear the many times we laughed and sharred our lives as it was at the GM plant.  Good Resting my old friend..  Marvin Messer