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Colonel Paul R. Alwine (USAF, Ret.) Obituary
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May 25, 2018

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December 23, 2000
Sue,
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