Paul C. Bagnall, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2023. He was born on February 4, 1933.
Paul believed in service as he served in the United States Army, and then, upon being discharged became a Pennsylvania State Trooper where he served for 26 years. He dedicated his life to ensuring the safety and well-being of others. His role exemplified valor and selflessness.
Outside of his career, Paul found tremendous joy in spending quality time with his loved ones. Nothing brought him more happiness than being surrounded by family. His ever-present smile and warm heart endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Always a farmer at heart, Paul had a passion for gardening and nature and could fix anything – and his wife definitely put that to the test multiple times. She would dream it and he would be tasked with figuring out how to build it. Paul had a passion for beekeeping, an interest that began as a hobby but eventually evolved into much more. He was a Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association, an accomplishment he was extremely proud of. It showcased his dedication and knowledge in caring for these remarkable creatures. In his later years, he would often visit local schools, with his bees, to teach kids about the wonder of bees. He was well known around Ligonier as the “honey guy” and was a fixture at the Ligonier Country Market until his health prevented him continuing. His love of bees and honey was so deep that he painted the cottage yellow with black trim. (Many people thought it was for the Steelers but now the truth is out!)
Beyond his professional endeavors and hobbies, Paul's proudest accomplishment was building a loving family alongside his cherished late wife, Judith Bagnall. Paul is survived by his devoted daughter Susan (Brad) Bittner, his adoring granddaughter Abby Bittner, and grandson Charlie Bittner. Although he has left this world, Paul's love and influence will forever live on through them.
A loving father to his precious son Ben Bagnall. Although Ben has preceded Paul in death, their bond remains unbreakable in spirit. He has also reunited with three brothers and one sister in heaven who went before him.
Family will receive friends Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-730 P.M. at the Snyder-Green Funeral Home Inc. 402 E. Church St. Ligonier where a funeral service will follow at 7:30 P.M. with Pastor David Kenyon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Loyalhanna Watershed Association.
Paul Clarence Bagnall will forever be remembered for his kind spirit, dedicated service, and unwavering love for his family. May he rest in eternal peace knowing that his impact on this world was great and his memory will be cherished by all whose lives he touched.