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Paul Mitchell Letwen

July 15, 1930 — April 15, 2023

Paul Mitchell Letwen, age 92, of Cortland passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023. He was born in Cortland on July 15, 1930, to the late John and Sophia Pennar Letwen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Letwen; son-in-law, John Dombrosky; siblings, Nellie Gesue, Frances Kelly, Rose Post, Helen, Theodore Letwen, and Joseph Letwen.

Paul was born and raised in Cortland and spent most of his life here, he also had a home in Arizona that he enjoyed. After his service in the U.S. Army, he worked for Warren Sanitary Dairy, and then joined GM where he worked until his retirement. He built and ran Polly’s Drive Inn which was an area staple. In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors whether that be fishing, golfing, gardening. He never met a stranger and would carry on a conversation with anyone about anything.

He is survived by his children, Pamela Dombrosky, Paulette Letwen, and Patrick (Aimee) Letwen; granddaughter, Rebecca (Justin Moore) Dombrosky; and great granddaughter, Isabella Moore; and many other family and friends.

Per his wishes there are no services planned at this time. The family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. Cortland, OH 44410. Online condolences may be made at

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