Paul Anthony Mihalik, Jr.
January 14, 1961 – August 28, 2022
Paul Anthony Mihalik, Jr. passed away on August 28,2022. He was 60 years old.
Paul (Pablo) is survived by his parents Paul and Lucy Mihalik of Patagonia, Arizona. He is also survived by his siblings: Denise Heiss (Jac) of Patagonia, CliffMihalik (Karen) of Springdale, WA, John Mihalik (Cathy) of Healdsburg, CA), Ann McGuire (Michael) of Patagonia, Cathy Sotomayor (Fernando) of Nogales, and Steve Mihalik (Polina) of Asheville, NC. He leaves behind seven nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews.
Paul was born on January 14, 1961 in Amarillo, Texas. He attended school in Tucson, Az and graduated from Patagonia Union High School in 1980. He took welding classes at PUHS and became a professional welder by trade and was proud to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and Patagonia blacksmith, Antonio Valenzuela. He worked and traveled to several states, including Hawaii, Washington, Alabama, Florida and Nevada. In between these destinations, he always returned to Patagonia and then remained here for many years.
Paul enjoyed family gatherings and his wit and sense of humor brightened many of our parties. He loved music, movies, and a good joke and was happy sharing these with others.
Paul’s strong and constant faith brought him comfort throughout his life.
A private family memorial and graveside service will be held.
The family wishes to thank our wonderful community and friends for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult and sad time.