Paul J. Nolan, 78 of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022. He was born November 19, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA to Joseph R. and Maria (Schneider) Nolan. Paul made his career as a steel process engineer, working at U.S. Steel and Inland Steel. He loved motorcycles, was a car enthusiast, and never missed a chance to enjoy a dessert with family and friends.
On September 21, 1968, Paul married Patricia A. Gilligan who survives along with their children, Diane (Cesar Arellano) Nolan, Lynn Nolan, and Lisa (Tim) Ragsdale; grandchildren, Kayla and Ryan Smutniak and Donald and Lexi Nannenga; and his brother, Terrance Nolan. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Nolan.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Monday, June 27, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with a Memorial Service beginning at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Dunes Hospice.
My many thoughts and prayers are with you Pat. Love to you and your family. They will always be with you from now on. I know, because I thank God every day for my family. -Love, Vicki Shannon
Dear Pat and family, We are very saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. We were honored to have him serve as Best Man at our wedding and always considered him our Best Friend. Our prayers are with you. -Love, Skip and Helen Hunkele
Dear Pat, Ralph and I were sad to hear of Paul's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. -Ralph and Georgianne Incrocci
Dear Pat and Family, My deepest sympathy in your loss of Paul. Having known him for 65+ years, there are so many good memories! Paul is now at peace. May it bring you comfort in knowing that I, and many other friends, grieve along with you. As always, the Nolan family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, -Judy Price Peterson
I’ll always remember Paul with his passion for anything steel mill and his love for motorcycles. He really appreciated a good conversation and was a great listener to what you were saying, I hope he is resting comfortably now and will be greatly missed. -Raymond Smutniak