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May 15, 2014
Mary Jo & I are sorry to hear Paul has 'Flown West'. It has been 40 years since we spend time together in the Air Force and those happy memories will always be remembered. Col. Paul Friedrich (USAF, Ret.)
May 14, 2014
I am simply a new penpal of Cecilia's. She told me of Paul, I just happened to look him up online. What a wonderful rememberance.
January 26, 2001
Dear Cecilia, Butch and Sue,

One of my first memories of my brother Bud was when he and our Dad were building a chicken house from box car siding gotten from the PRR yard at Lucknow. I also remember the bright yellow Ford feed truck that he sometimes drove home. A highlight of my young life (age 11) was my first solo Greyhound bus trip from Harrisburg, PA to Binghamton, NY (with a bus change in Scranton) to visit Bud and you.

It was always a thrill to see and hear Bud's B24 buzzing the farm prior to landing at the former Middletown Air Depot (now Harrisburg International Airport)and then his visit to our farm.

Other nice times to remember were the boat ride on the Swatara Creek, your visit with Janie and me at Highland Hemmocks State Park and the visit at our house on the new back deck in central PA.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jack and Jane
January 25, 2001
Dear Cecilia,
We lived in Desota Park for a short time. We became friends and neighbors with you & Paul. He was a gentleman and very nice to talk to. He would come by our home on his three wheel bike. If I was out he would always stop and talk to me. And some day up yonder we will talk again.
Cindy and I are very close friends with his sister Dottie. A very wonderful person also.
Cindy & Allan Snyder
January 22, 2001
Dear Ceil,
Thanks for giving this method of joining your frineds and family in honoring Paul. You both were such good friends to us. It does not seem to be 30 years ago when you were an active part of our lives here in Northern Virginia. But it is.
We met when we were living in the Londontowne development in Centreville and joining in community activies thru work with the Lions Club. After a few years Paul took Bob around to locate a home in McLean, you babysat for Mary Kathleen at times, and when we moved to the new house you both helped us every week in McLean when I was sent to bed the last 2 months expecting Julia. What a wonderful gift of friendship. Thank you again. We appreciated your steady cheerfulness and the sharing of your many interests.
Of the Lady Lions I still have contact with Ruth McNulty who celebrated 94 years a week ago. She is still interested in everything that goes on, though frail.
I still sprinkle dillweed on sliced tomatoes in summer and remember that you were the one who started me on that delightful no fat taste enhanser.Remembrance in little things does cement friendships over the years.
We will pray for Paul and you.
Love, Bob and Margot
January 20, 2001
Sue, Sorry to hear about your Dad.
December 26, 2000
I'll miss you Uncle Bud, thanks for being a great godfather as well as a great uncle.
December 24, 2000
Our prayers are with you and your family. You always talked of your visits with your folks and how much you enjoyed them. I know you will miss your Dad. Take comfort in your friends and in knowing he is in a better place.
December 23, 2000
I will always remember the steak and eggs breakfasts at your home during our college days. Your dad was a great cook and a gracious host. I am sorry to hear of his passing. You have my sincere sympathy. Judy
December 20, 2000
On Tuesday, November 26, 2000 I sat with you while Cecilia went to the doctors. I enjoyed the visit very much. You knew I was there. There were many things I would like to have said, but the words just didn't come -- like when we were little and lived on Oxford St. in Harrisburg, PA. We had a good and happy childhood. I remember you playing cowboys and Indians with your friends. You had a cowboy outfit with lasso and a six-shooter. Your bicycle was your horse. Sunday afternoon Mom would pack a lunch and Dad would take us up to Bailey's Grove for a picnic.

Than we moved to the country. There you had a paper route, and I helped you deliver papers. You rode your trusty steed (bike) and I walked. After graduation you got a job with Wayne Feeds. They liked you and promoted you. You were transferred to their Binghamton, NY mill. There you met your beautiful wife, Cecilia, and eventually had two lovely children -- Butch (Paul,Jr.) and Sue. Sue presented you with a grandson, Christopher. You sure were a proud grandfather, and you played the role to the hilt. I enjoyed watching you because we didn't have a grandfather.

You joined the Air Force and trained our boys to fly B-24 Bombers. Retired at last, you and Cecilia traveled far and wide, finally settling here in DeSoto Park, Sebring, FL. This surprised me and made me very happy, as I got to show off my "Big Brother"!

My brother taught me many things such as peeling potatoes. He told me I cut half the potato away. After watching him peel potatoes, I did better. I think of him every time I peel potatoes. And in a restaurant, if the food isn't right, send it back. If you can't finish it all, take it home. He also told me to tip good (redcaps, cabbies, waiters, waitresses, etc.) because they will remember you next time. He was right with this good advice.

Bud, you are in a beautiful place --blue skies, birds singing, gentle breezes and everyone is happy. Bud, if there is a kitchen up there, check it out, because that is where you will find me one day.

God Bless.

Love, Dottie
December 19, 2000
Dear Cecilia, We are deeply sorry to hear of Paul's death. You and your family are in our prayers as are the many past happy memories of Paul. Paul Friedrich, Col. USAF Ret.
December 18, 2000
Cecilia, I was certainly sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was certainly a fine gentlemen who cared about others and treated everyone with kindness and respect. I am sure you will miss him as well as many others. God will heal the hurt of your loss, but you can be sure that he is still with you. I hope that you can be comforted by the fact that he lived a full and wonderful life.

Jim Norman
December 15, 2000

Our thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family. Paul was a
dear and gracious gentleman.
Humanity is richer for his having
lived amoung us.
December 15, 2000
Cecilia and family, may the good memories bring a smile through your tears.

December 11, 2000
Sue & Mrs . Flynn

A father's legacy is not riches,possessions,or worldly goods of any kind - it is the way he lived, the lives he touched , and the promises he kept ... It is the kind of man he was .In this time of sorrow let the quiet waters of hope and courage flow to nourish and sustain you both . You are in our thoughts and prayers .

Paul & Joanne
December 11, 2000

What a nice way for us to share our sympathy with you and your family via the internet. As the holidays approach remember all your wonderful times with your dad at Christmas and throughout the years. What a wonderful legacy you have from him and your mother.

Take care. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathleen, Brian and Tim
December 11, 2000
From all his friends at Ellis Haven, and his weekend friends from our 27 hole course. Ed Mcquillan- Gerry Mcgrath-Jack Fenney-Dick Pace Tom Curtin. And our two sons Bob & Chris. And of course Ginny and Myself, we want to extend to you Ceil our sympathy on your loss. Paul was my mentor on the big course when we would play at Lakeville.I hope when my day comes Paul will great me with a snappy salute and take me on a Heavenly tour of his new golf course.Dick Cordingley
December 11, 2000
We have many wondeful memories of Uncle Paul. John still uses 'Paul's system' to choose a winner at the race track. I will always remember what fun he was when visiting us as kids when we were growing up. He lives on in our hearts. Margaret & John Dawson
December 10, 2000
December 10, 2000
We hope the words that we might say could ease your pain in some small way. May every thought sent to you give you strength to see it through.
December 09, 2000
Dearest Ceil & Family, Our deepest sympathies to each of you. Paul and I(Bud) went through flying school together and then B-24 Transition at Smyrna, TN. There were four of us classmates who were very close at that time. Along with Paul, There was Ralph Baney, Jack Clowry and myself. Following Smyrna, all but Paul went west to pick up our crews and train for overseas, but we kept in touch, at least thru Christmas cards, and often by personal visits. I guess the last time I saw Paul was in the Pentagon in the 60's. Before that was in Schenectady when the Alwines stopped for a visit during our cloud seeding ventures there with GE At the County airport. I believe I still have photos of the Alwines taken in front of our B-17. How sorry we are that we didn't make a greater effort to touch base more often, but that's the way it is these days even with our own family. I wonder if Ceil remembers our Christmas gathering in Smyrna about this time of year 57 years ago? I think it was at their home, as a matter of fact. Both Baney & Clowry were there. I believe your son was there as well. Anyway, it has been great to know Paul and Ceil as well and we pray that your grief is relieved to the extent that we share it with you. By the way, Ceil, perhaps you heard,that Jack Clowry died on November 8th in Colorado Springs of pulmonary fibrosis. So my heart is doubly heavy, as well. God Bless you and yours, Bud and Mike
December 08, 2000
I was privileged to serve with Paul when we were stationed at Stategic Air Command Headquarters in the early 1960's. He was an outstanding officer and a good and helpful friend.

Since Paul had been in business and I had spent my entire adult life in the military, he counseled me prior to my retirement in 1964 and it was much appreciated.

Our prayers are with Ceil and family.
December 08, 2000

No matter how old we are, the death of a parent is one of the most difficult things to endure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Thinking of you at this time,
Sandy and Tim
December 06, 2000
Dear Ceil and Suzanne

After such a recent contact, we were shocked to learn of Paul's death. We will always his kindness when our son was born as well as your friendship over the years. God bless you during these trying times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With sympathy, John and Marty
December 06, 2000
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John, June, Jimmy and Jeff Alwine
December 05, 2000
With many fond memories we will miss a wonderful man who gifted us with a twinkle in his eye and a gentle smile.
December 05, 2000
Its hard to say good bye to our uncle Buddy. He made us so proud. Diana, Debbie, Nicole, Aaron and Jonathan
December 05, 2000
We'll miss Uncle Bud

Cathy Hart, his niece
December 04, 2000
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss visiting Bud both in Florida and in Pennsylvania.

With Love,
Dick and Brenda
December 04, 2000
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Seitz's-- Jean, Greg, Alexandra & Madison
I will always have fond memories of Unlce Bud. Love, Jean (Alwine) Seitz
December 04, 2000
Ceil, Suzanne and Paul:

We extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy on Paul's passing. He was a great friend to us and we will miss our visits with him in Sebring.
December 04, 2000
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
December 04, 2000
May memories of happy times and faith in eternal life ease your feelings of sadness and loss.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love and peace to you all.
December 03, 2000
With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 03, 2000
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Paul's family. He was a charming man with a beloved family who will miss him dearly. Suzanne Lillie
December 03, 2000
December 03, 2000
My prayers and thoughts are with you
December 02, 2000
Your family has my deepest sympathy.
December 01, 2000
November 30, 2000
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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