He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII. He was employed at United States Steel at the Lorain Works. He was a member of Nativity B.V.M. Church in Lorain.
He is survived by three sisters, Josephine Turnage of California, Veronica Brattoli of Elyria and Charlotte Metez of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charleseinne (nee Sorrell) in 1986; one sister, Caroline Skolnicki; one brother, Steve Puhaly; and his parents, Frank and Mary (nee Lata) Puhaly.
Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Monday, March 25, 2013, from 10 A.M., until the time of closing prayers at 11:30 A.M. A Mass will follow at 12 Noon, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, with the Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may made to St. Jude Church Building Fund.