Daughter Kathy had the great idea to make some posters with pictures of Paul for the viewing and the funeral service. I was not able to access mine so I decided to post a few here.
We are pretty sure this one is his high school senior picture.
He was a New York City fireman for his whole career.
Here are Paul and Andy at Sea World, maybe in 2003.
I took this one at the assisted-living facility in 2015. He had grown a huge bushy beard before that. Kathy told me that he had been shaving for several months now, but we had not seen him without the beard until this week.
We left Alliance Coach in Wildwood, FL on Friday morning and got to Rockville, MD on Saturday evening. We made posters and other preparations on Sunday for the viewing in the evening. The funeral service was Monday morning. Afterward, the whole family went to an Italian restaurant for a long lunch with way too much food. Everyone had stuffed themselves with appetizers before the meal arrived. We packed up two whole shopping bags with leftovers.
We headed back to Florida on Tuesday morning and arrived at Alliance Coach on Wednesday evening. This morning (Thursday) we paid our repair bill and left Alliance at 11:11. Tonight, we are parked at the rear of a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Perry Georgia for the night.