My condolences to the family of Paul Black. He is a shining example of what it means to serve your country. May he rest in peace.
My sincere condolences on your loss. Paul was such a nice man. He will be remembered fondly.
A Coastie has crossed the bar and gone to sea, that is how we in the Coast Guard recognize our members that have passed. Paul achieved heroic actions that attribute to the man he was. 61 years ago his ship, the Cutter Yakutat responded to the M/V Fort Mercer that had been split in two during a brutal Nor'easter . With the ship split in two pieces and many failed attempts buy the Cutter to rescue her crew they launched their small boat manned by Paul as the engineer and three others to go to work. 32 lives were save that day off Cape Cod and without the courage and selfless acts by Paul and his crew they would have perished. For his actions Paul was awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal. This is one of the Coast Guards highest honors. His actions are a lesson for all men that take to the sea, he was a true hero and we honor him then and today. Fair winds and following seas Paul, rest well for we have the watch.
We are so sorry for your loss of Paul. What an inspiration it was to know him for the short time which we did. God Bless All.
Everyone at Emerson Toyota would like to send our sincere sympathies. Paul will always be one of our favorite customers. He was a very good man and we know you will sorely miss him as will we.
Claire if you need ANYTHING AT ALL feel free to call there is always somebody here who can help out no matter what the situation. Everyone thought the world of Paul. From the gang at Emerson Toyota.
My heart goes out to the family so sorry for your loss
So Sorry for your families loss, my heart goes out to you all
Pam Stevens Viles
Dear Claire and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a great guy. He was a terrific friend to Joe and Margie for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul & Guylaine Fillion ( Harpswell)
Death leaves a heartache nobody can heal, Love leaves a memory nobody can steal.
Rest in Peace Paul.
We will miss you!
The Graziano Family.
I am so sorry for your loss, Claire, Debbie, Bonny, Karen, Carol, Louann, and all your families. I will miss his wit & humor at our Friday night dinners at Steve & Debbie's.
Our hearts are heavy here in Tennessee. I stumbled across his book, The Finest Hour when spring cleaning this past weekend (Mike & I are still unpacking things from our move in December!!). I knew right then and there he was speaking to me. What wonderful stories he would tell, and how I wish I could have heard more. Until then......love you so very much.
Mike, Dianna, & Lucy