Paul BaranMay 11, 1931 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 86)
Paul Baran, age 86, of Munster (formerly of North Hammond), passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, surrounded by his cherished family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Anna (nee Tkach); loving father of sons Daniel P. (Maureen), Mark A. (Pamela), Philip (Melanie), Eric (Wilma), Nicholas (Ruta), Paul (Sarah), Timothy (Diann) and preceded in death by infant daughter Annette Baran; proud grandpa of Danielle (Jason), Matt (Rubicela), Katie (Kerry), Amanda (Will), Amy (Will), Kathleen (Kyle), Rachel, Brian, Erica, Tony, Randy, Alex, Alexander, Nicholas, Maxwell, Donovan, Benjamin, Elamie (Kyle), and Emerson; adoring great-grandpa of Aggie, Daniela, Kaleb, Karter, Olivia, Jack and Baby Diskin; many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:30am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; 10:00am Liturgy at St. Mary’s Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. Stephen Muth, officiating; interment, St. Mary Cemetery, Hammond; visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00pm; Parastas Service at the funeral home on Monday at 6:00pm.
Paul Baran was born on May 11, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois to Dmytro and Anastasia Baran and was the youngest of eight sons, all who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Joliet Central High School, Class of 1949 and was a resident of the Calumet Region for the past 65 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, and a retiree of the Amoco Oil Whiting Refinery with 42 years of service. Paul loved music and was an accomplished accordionist. Band Leader of the Paul Baran Combo, playing for countless weddings and parties for many years. He was a member of the Chicagoland Accordion Club and was a Chicago sports fan, especially his beloved Chicago Cubs. Devoted to his family, Paul will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity in Paul Baran's name would be appreciated.