Paul Serrins

Paul J. Serrins died on Oct. 18, 2020. He was born on Oct. 13, 1936, in the Titusville Hospital to David and Ruth (Siegall) Serrins.

He attended Titusville public schools and Penn State University. He served in the United States Army.

He married and started his family in Titusville with Adele “Susi” Snitzer, and began working in the family business, Serrins Auto Parts. By the late 1960s, Paul had assumed leadership of Serrins Auto Parts and later expanded the business into places like Union City, Corry, Warren, Meadville, Franklin and Waterford.

Paul remarried and spent many happy years between Titusville, Erie and south Florida with his adoring wife, BJ Zonna-Serrins. He led Serrins Auto Parts until the late 1980s, before selling his share to his business partners, moving on to a career as a financial advisor, which he continued until his death.

Paul was taught to play the piano at an early age by the sisters of St. Titus Catholic Church. Playing piano became one of his greatest lifelong joys. In the mid-1950s, he played in the Gabe Garland Band, touring the eastern seaboard. He played at home and in public continuously throughout his life. If Paul walked into a room and saw a piano, he would sit down and try to play it. Anywhere. He was an avid golfer and loved to socialize and spend time at the local lodge, lounge or restaurant.

Paul was active in synagogue membership at Brith Shalom in Erie and Temple Beth David in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was an excellent Hebrew reader and performed the Mitzvah of chanting the Haftorah several times per year.

He is predeceased by his parents, David and Ruth, sister Rita, former spouse, Susi, beloved spouse, BJ and step-daughter Kym.

He is survived by four children; Nina, Mitzi, Debra, David and their spouses; two step-children, RJ and Craig; seven grandchildren, Jonah, Alissa, Ezra, Hannah, Tia, Lillith and Chiara; and four step-grandchildren, Xavier, Quentin, Bella and Gigi.

Arrangements are under the care of the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., Erie, Pa. 16506.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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While doing a family genealogical search I came upon Paul Serrrins' passing.

If my calculation is correct, Paul was my third cousin, once removed.

My sympathy to Paul's family, friends and those who were fortunate to know him.

May his memory be for a blessing.

Stacy Harris


So sorry to hear of Pauls death. Cork and I always enjoyed our chats with Paul the few times we would run into him! We are sending our Deepest Condolences to his family!

Shirley & Corky Westfall

Titusville PA / Belleview FL

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