Paul Richard Lacny II, age 35, of Waterford, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 4, 2010. Born in Erie on March 10, 1975, he is the son of the late Paul R. Lacny, and Kathy Wokulich McClellan and her husband Chris McClellan of Waterford.

Lacny, Paul Richard IIPaul was a loving and devoted father who always had a smile on his face. He made friends with everyone he met and he will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers.

A 1994 graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School and the Erie County Vocational Technical School, Paul completed the Industrial Maintenance program and went on to work at First Machine in Waterford, now known as Swiss Aero Inc. He has been employed there for the past 16 years.

Paul had a great ability to fix things and was often asked by many who knew him to offer a lending hand. He was interested in all kinds of motor sports and for years participated in dirt track racing, drag racing, and tractor and truck pulls. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and finding “good deals” at flea markets and garage sales.

In addition to his father, Paul is preceded in death by his grandmother Donna McClellan, his grandfathers Alexander Wokulich and Fred Lacny, and his niece Addison Mae Zielinski.

Survivors in the family include his parents, Kathy and Chris McClellan; his two children, Paul Richard Lacny III and Ashton Cole Lacny, and their mother, Bobbie Jo Marzka, all of Waterford; 2 brothers, Matthew G. Lacny of Durham, NC and Casey A. McClellan of Waterford; his sister, Janet A. Zielinski and her husband Scott of Millcreek; his grandparents, Dorothy Wokulich of Summit Township, Vivian C. Lacny of Louisville, KY, and John McClellan of Waterford; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; a niece Hailey Mae Zielinski, and 8 nephews: Dustin, Nicholas and Nathan Frederick, Joseph and Dominic Gentile, Bryan and Jakob Grice, and Tyler Marzka.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford, 105 Walnut Street, of Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and may attend funeral services there on Thursday morning at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.