Paul M. Shust, Sr., 78, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO. He was born June 4, 1943 in Bronx, NY, the son of Albert T. and Mae (Martinsak) Shust.
Paul had been a resident of Grain Valley, MO for the past 8 years moving from the Bronx, where he had been a Police Officer with the New York Police Department. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Paul was active as a Little League Baseball coach and umpire in his time in New York. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Warwick, NY. He was also a member of the V.F.W., Odessa, MO, the American Legion in Oak Grove, MO, and the Elk’s Lodge in Blue Springs, MO.
He married Elizabeth Gilligan on January 20, 1968 in Bronx, NY, she preceded him in death October 5, 2019. He was also preceded in death by his son, Matthew, and three brothers, Robert, Richard, and Albert. Survivors include his sons, Paul M. Shust, Jr. and wife Kristin, Bryn Mawr, PA, Richie Shust and wife Jennifer, Blue Springs, MO, two sister-in-laws, Marge Shust, Middletown, NY, Ree Shust, Montvale, NJ, and two grandchildren, Thomas and Brianne.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO 64015. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Paul’s name are suggested to Wounded Warriors Foundation or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals. Memories of Paul and words of comfort for his family may be shared at www.meyerfuneralchapel.com.