Paul Morgan Stokes, age 73, of Geneva, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday December 13, 2022 at the Cleveland V.A. Hospital after losing his battle with cancer. Born on June 12, 1949 in Geneva, he was a lifelong resident. After graduating in 1967 from Geneva High School, he was employed by True Temper Corp. and in 1969 married Deborah Gibler of Madison. Soon after, he joined the U.S. Marines and was deployed to Vietnam. Upon returning he was also employed at both Welded Beam and American Foam Products. He enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, ‘living off the land’, train shows, star trek, and country music.
He is survived by his two children, Christina (David) Frazier of Wintersville, Ohio and Matthew Stokes of Geneva. Grandchildren Troy Stokes of Las Vegas, Gabriel (Hannah) Saba of Norfolk, V.A., Garrett Stokes of Geneva and Natasha Fetters of Maryland. Also, three great grandchildren, Elijah and Lucas Saba and Laila Figueroa. He is also survived by his sisters Eilleen (George) Thornton of Elyria, Ruth (Paul) Warner and Janice (Roger) Dyke both of Geneva, his brothers Bud (Loretta) Stokes, of Willoughby and Ray (Beverly) Stokes of Kingsville. Also, many numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lila Morgan and Hiram Bud Stokes, a brother, David (Dorothy) Stokes and three sisters June and Lena Stokes and Donna (Ed) Spaulding, all of Geneva. Czup Funeral Home will be officiating with no services held at this time. A “celebration of life” to be announced at a later time.