He was born July 3, 1929 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Edward Simon and Anna Mary (Rebhan) Criqui.
Paul retired from Kelsey Hayes in Michigan, and he worked at Kirby Risk, Bedford, and security at Greene County Hospital after moving to Indiana. He was a member of Saron United Church of Christ, and he had served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School, Canasius College, both in Buffalo.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elaine (Rowley) Criqui; three children, Eric (Dian) Roblin, Forth Worth, Texas, Jill Thompson, Bloomfield, Pamela (Steve) Pestretto, Granby, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Catherine, Kurt, Jessica, Kyle, Kameron, Michaela and Juliana; three great grandchildren, Madison, Lillian and Kyle, Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister; one son, Geoffrey Roblin; one son-in-law, Michael Thompson.
Memorial service will be at Saron United Church of Christ, 440 NE 1st St. Linton at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20 with Mike Roth officiating.
Friends may call at Saron Church after 5 p.m. on Friday.
Memorials may be given to Saron United Church of Christ instead of flowers.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com .