Paul Warech, 86, a longtime resident of Vineland, died April 6, 2020. Born in the village of Zavichost, Poland, he, his four siblings, and his parents fled the Nazi regime in 1938, finding refuge in Cuba before immigrating to the United States in May 1944.
After arriving in the United States, Mr. Warech was raised in Brooklyn, where he attended the Yeshivah Torah Vodaath Preparatory School. He later graduated from Ner Yisroel College for Men in Baltimore.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country from 1955 to 1957 in the Seventh Infantry Battalion stationed in Fort Benning, Ga. He represented the Army in the National A.A.U. Four-Wall Handball Tournament in New York City in 1956.
After marrying Alice Kaiser in 1960, he settled first in Carmel and later in Vineland, where they raised their children.
He was the proprietor of Tri-City Lumber and Hardware in Millville for more than 25 years. Retiring from his own business in 1990, he continued to work in the lumber and home building industry in the Vineland area.
A member of the Beth Israel Synagogue Congregation in Vineland throughout his lifetime, he served as a frequent Torah reader and assistant for congregational worship.
His final years were spent at the Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany.
Predeceased by his wife of 59 years, he is survived by three children, Michael, Gary, and Diane; daughters-in-law Susanne Reilly and Tracey Roberts; a brother, Martin Warech of Mantua; five grandsons; a sister-in-law, Claire (Goldstein) Warech of Clark; and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth (Kaiser) and Stanley Rosenblum of Monroe.
Private graveside services were held with arrangements by Rone Funeral Service, Vineland. Memorial contributions may be made to Adath Shalom, Morris Plains.