Passed away June 21, 2012, at approximately 9:00 p.m. He passed in his sleep without difficulty and in peace. He was 93. Paul was born at Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, on May 29, 1919. He lived his entire life in Fort Bragg with the exception of six years, when he served in the Marine Corps, during World War II. Some of the battles he fought in were: Midway Island, Tarawa, Marianas Islands, Saipan, Gaudal Canal, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Paul was the son of Pearl and John McNabb. He was married to Joan McNabb who passed before him in 1982. He is survived by his daughter Pauline Casey and sons John and Mike McNabb; grandchildren Patrice Cape, Anthony Cape, Andre Cape, and Miles Adams; great grandchildren Ariana Fernandez, Nick Hernandez, Lucas Hernandez and Catalina Cape. Paul had spent the last number of months in the fort Miley Military Hospital Community Living Center, in San Francisco due to medical complications. Paul had many friends in Fort Bragg, many of whom he knew from the Senior Center. Paul enjoyed his long walks and conversations with his loving sister Lorna Coverston. Your Family and many friends love and will miss you, Paul. Semper Fi. Paul will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife on Friday, June 29 at noon. Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside services at the Rose Memorial Cemetery-Fort Bragg.
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Published in the Press Democrat from June 26 to June 28, 2012