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Paul "Clutch" Clayton Urbom

Passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017 at Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital. Paul is survived by two daughters, Paula Urbom-Shope and Gloria Urbom Gates, son-in-law Michael Gates; grandchildren, Mariah Shope, Adam Renteria, Trisha Prior, Kimberly Gates and 3 great grandchildren. Paul was born on November 23,1927 to Walfred (deceased) and Marie Urbom (deceased), in Escanaba, Michigan. He had 3 siblings, Helen Urbom Kozar, Donald Urbom, (deceased WWII) and Carol Urbom Stenbakken (deceased). Paul proudly enlisted in The United States Navy at 17 years old and served until the end of World War II. Paul and his family left Michigan, taking Route 66 west and settled in San Pedro after WWII. Paul continued his high school education and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1949. He married "the girl next door" Madeline Olivia Roemer in 1950. Paul and Madeline had 3 daughters together, Paula Carol Urbom-Shope, Elizabeth Marie Urbom (deceased) and Gloria Jean Urbom Gates. Paul began his career as a longshoreman/winch driver with ILWU, Local 13 in 1952. Later he was promoted to foreman, Local 94. He retired after 42 years on the docks. He was very active with the ILWU Pensioners and the Veterans Of Foreign War until his passing. He has 3 grandchildren, 1 deceased grandson, Matthew Paul Shope, 1 step granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Gates, 3 great grandsons and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Paul's life will be on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at The "Top of The San Pedro Fish Market" Berth 73, San Pedro, at 12:00 noon and also at "The Harbor Terraces Retirement Community" 435 W. 8th st. San Pedro, on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the veteran organization of your choice. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on July 16, 2017
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