WAYNESVILLE — Paul Andre Rydel, 77, died on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Paul was born in Detroit, Michigan on Oct.19, 1943, to the late Edmund and Helen Skowron Rydelek. He loved duck hunting and was an avid Denver Broncos and NASCAR fan. Paul will be remembered for his keen sense of humor.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his son, Scott Rydelek; and stepmother, Helen Kroll Rydelek.

Paul is survived by his sons, Jay Rydel (Dawn) and Paul Sweeney; brother, Greg Rydelek (Sarah); granddaughters, Megan, Kaylee, and Madison Rydel; nieces, Corey Rydelek Cagle and Hope Brouwer; nephews, Chris and Jed Tate; great-nephew, Cameron Brouwer; and caregivers Candis Ledford and Rick DiRocco.

To honor Paul’s wishes, no services are planned.

The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the caring staff at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

A message of comfort may be left for the family at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.

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