Paul Baran

Passed away on October 7, 2016

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Paul E. Baran

Paul E. Baran, 36, passed away suddenly on October 7, 2016. Paul loved hunting, fishing, motorcycles and his family.

He is survived by his beloved mother, Paula J. (Tim) Boettcher. Beloved sister of Sheila A. Baran. Dear uncle of Nicholas R. Hagar, Auston P. Hagar and Breiann E. Hagar. Cherished grandson of Alice J. Baran and Mary Jane Chadwick. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY.  Condolences may be offered below.


  1. Lori Voelker on October 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    So sad to hear loved this kid like my own brother he was always trying to help gonna miss u bruh love u until we meet again!!

    • Richelle on November 6, 2016 at 5:04 am

      He loved you as well Lori… your family, the Pirks, Shaws, and a handful of the Cuillos were all his family, along with my own.. the Yureks’ and my kids and my granddaughter Natalie… she loved him so much… she’s 5 and is having a really hard time with him being gone, she doesn’t remember life without him in it- we were together for 4 years, and he loved her back equally…

  2. Shelly Hastrich on October 14, 2016 at 1:18 am

    My heart goes out to his family and friends. Haven’t seen him since high school but he was such a charismatic kid. I’m sorry for your loss.

  3. Pamela Stowe on October 15, 2016 at 12:46 am

    So very sorry for your loss Paula the worst possible thing for a mother to endure our thoughts are with you Pam and Ashley Stowe. We liked Paul he was a nice guy.

  4. Debbie L. Parise on October 17, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Dear Paula & Jane,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son and grandson. I hold you close in prayer.

    Debbie L. Parise

  5. Richelle on November 6, 2016 at 5:39 am

    My broken heart goes out to his mom, and family, as I am suffering the same pain… every minute being unbearable. Many thought we mixed like oil and water, but as my boyfriend for the last 4 years- and my lifelong friend, our good times far outweigh the bad ones. When on the right path, he was the best man ever. Paul took care of me and stood by me with health problems that many wouldn’t have been able to, all while being ambitious and getting up for work everyday- sometimes after having spent a night in a chair next to me in the hospital. He was looking forward to hunting this year and getting a motorcycle to tinker with over the winter for next season… any wrong he may have done anyone, he was looking forward to making it right. Since this past summer, he had a genuine different outlook on life, and was much more at peace with himself. He loved me more than anyone else ever has, I feel it still, and always will… with every breath I take, nobody can take that away from me. I’ll love him just as much as he loved me, until the day we’re together again… questioning why him, and why now everyday- but only God knows why.

  6. Louann Lombardi-Nuzzi on August 16, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    So very sorry for your infinite loss Paula hope you’re ok I just googled u on a whim and this came up I know it’s you since I remember everything

  7. Louann Lombardi-Nuzzi on August 16, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    So sorry on your infinite loss whatever possessed me to google you and this case up I’ve often wondered how you were doing yes it’s me

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