Paul William Cantin, 69, of Port Orange, FL, the husband of Ruth (Martin) Cantin died at his home on Thursday, (September 5, 2013). Born in Hartford, CT July 5 1944, he was the youngest son of the late Raoul and Aurora (Gagne) Cantin. Paul is a U.S. Army Veteran having proudly served his country from 1962 to 1966. At age 19, he was accepted into flight school and became the youngest pilot in the U.S. Army. He served as Chief Warrant Officer with the 173rd Brigade as a UH-1D helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1966 and was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Paul continued his aviation career as a pilot with Delta Airlines, from which he retired as Captain after 34 years of service in 2003. Paul enjoyed his retirement traveling with his wife Ruth, playing golf and playing blues harmonica. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Amy Cantin-Kaye and her husband Steven Kaye of Hopkinton, MA, and his son Joel Cantin and his wife Susan of Fishers, IN; his grandchildren, Jessica and Thomas Cantin, and Lex and Margot Kaye, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his six brothers; Norman, Raymond, Gerald, Maurice, and Richard Cantin, Leo Guerard and his two sisters Murielle Adams and Cecile Grout.
A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange, 1201 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in Paul's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or 855-448-3997. Website: Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange.

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Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange
1201 Dunlawton Ave Port Orange, FL 32127
(386) 761-1100

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 8, 2013