October 17, 1945 - April 28, 2022
Paul, age 76, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Paul was a resident of Albany, LA. who faithfully attended Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He served as Fire Chief of the Albany Volunteer Fire Department in the 70’s. Paul then went on to serve as the President of the Fire Board thru the 80’s. He loved the AVFD and was always willing to help out. It’s sad to say but most of the men and women he served with has passed on. Paul was self-employed most of his life, having both a dirt and logging business with the exception of work at Western Electric as well as Performance Contractors. He could often be found sitting outside watching the birds and squirrels with a good cup of coffee. Paul was a wonderful cook and a master tinkerer. He was always on the go and enjoyed going boating, riding motorcycles, and traveling. He was most happy surrounded by friends and family and truly loved sharing good conversation. Paul cared for and loved his family deeply and always put them first. Paul was a hardworking, strong, and caring man who will be deeply missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Bonds Ivanyisky; daughter, Sarah Ivanyisky Drude (Tray); sons, Brandon Ortego, Lance Ortego (Dacia); sister, Patricia Ivanyisky Friedman (John); grandchildren, Lane Drude, Austin Ortego, Landon Ortego, Aaron Ortego, Ashley Ortego, Luke Ortego, Jeff Norton, Magan Cramer, Brooke Cramer, Kayla Cramer; and great-granddaughter, Maggie Freehling; nieces, Rebecca Barksdale, Melinda Smith, Kristina Swanner; great nieces, Evelyn and Ashley Barksdale. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Eleanor Ivanyisky; and grandparents, Joe and Suzanna Filczer Ivanyisky, and Paul and Ilonka Borzi Pavlinsky. Pallbearers are Billy Jo Gordon, Danny Gullick, Joel Wilson, Lane Drude, Landon Ortego, Luke Ortego, Austin Ortego, and Aaron Ortego. Honorary Pallbearers are Randy McAllister, Ronnie Peterman, and John Friedman. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, 12012 Hwy 190 W, Hammond, LA. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will start promptly at 12:00 noon at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Albany, LA. Father Cayet Mangiaracina will officiate, with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Paul, age 76, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Paul was a resident of Albany, LA. who faithfully attended Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He served as Fire Chief of the Albany Volunteer Fire Department in the 70’s. Paul... View Obituary & Service Information
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