Paul Schriber was the son of emigrants from Glaznieki, Russia, now Latvia. His father, Hyman, came to America as a single man of 24 in 1905, but was soon joined by his childhood sweetheart, Bertha. Their union produced nine children: Max, Rose, Louis, Ervin, Ellen, Minni, Paul, Tina and Tillie. The Schribers were tinners in Russia and Hyman brought his expertise in that trade to America, starting the H. Schriber Sheet Metal Company.
Paul was born April 10, 1917 and attended Emerson Elementary. His strong work ethic became quite evident at Stivers as he excelled in football, basketball, wrestling, and academics.
He was co-captain of the football team and named to the 1934 and 1935 All-City First Team at right guard. The Tigers were city champs in 1935 and finished second to Kiser in 1934, losing only one game. The1934-35 basketball team won the district but finished third in the city in the 1935-36 season. Paul was named to the All-City First Team his senior basketball season.
After graduating from Stivers in 1936, Paul went on to Purdue where he played football and wrestled for the “Boilermakers”. He graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Paul volunteered to serve his country in the U.S. Navy and served four years in the Philadelphia shipyards as a Lieutenant.
From 1946 to his death in 1986, Paul served the Schriber Sheet Metal & Roofing Co., Inc. as a mechanical engineer, Vice-President, President and Board Chairman. Being a man of vision like his father, Paul saw great opportunity in the fast growing Phoenix, Arizona market and expanded the company there in 1978.
Paul married Maryan Goldberger in 1942 – in Philadelphia. They had four children, Kenneth, Sheri, Judith, and Deborah. They have 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.