Paul Warhola, a World War II Navy veteran and elder brother of pop art icon Andy Warhol, has died. He was 91.
John N. Bauer, director of the Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home, confirmed today that Warhola died Wednesday at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital near Aspinwall.
Warhola, of Smock, Fayette County, was the first son of Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants, and owned two successful scrap businesses in and near Pittsburgh. Later in life he also made paintings using chicken’s feet, and he had a lifelong love of art. His artwork was displayed in galleries in Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and elsewhere.
Warhola is survived by his wife Anne, who he was married to for more than 71 years, and seven children.
A service is scheduled for next Friday at St. John’s Byzantine Cathedral in Munhall, and burial for Feb. 8 at Mount Macrina Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Uniontown.
Andy Warhol died at 58 in 1987 after complications from gall bladder surgery. Another older brother, John Warhola, died on Christmas Eve in 2010 at the age of 85.