Paul Alan Clevenger
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Paul Alan Clevenger Loving son of David and Ekaterina (Cathy), devoted brother of Andrew, left us on September 16th, 2008. A lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, Paul attended Brookside, Whitehill, and Drake High excelling in his studies with particular interest in languages and music. He then enrolled in College of Marin and joined 445th Civil Affairs Brigade of the Army Reserve. He was deployed to Iraq for one year where he served with honor and distinction, reaching the rank of Sergeant. After returning he attended the Defense Language Institute where he specialized in Mandarin Chinese. He later left the DLI and returned to College of Marin. His interests were many. Paul played a number of sports and instruments throughout his life. He was loved and cherished by all who knew him, and we hope he has found the peace he sought. There will be a viewing and service held at Monte's Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, CA. The viewing will be Friday, September 19th, 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be Saturday, September 20th at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Cypress Hill Memorial Park in Petaluma, CA.

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Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2008.
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September 30, 2008
Dear Clevenger Family,

I was very saddened to hear about your son Paul's passing. I met him once when he was visiting Cathy at work. I was very impressed by his gentleness. I am glad I met him.

You and he are in my prayers.
Diane Cokely
September 29, 2008
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the Clevenger family. Gilda and Meigs Lee
Gilda Lee
September 28, 2008
Dear Clevenger Family,
I was so very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I remember him from Kayla's classes at Brookside--he was a really good kid. I enjoyed working with Cathy as roomparents and with the Parent's Club.

I understand your pain, as my son unexpectedly passed away in May. Please contact me if you ever need to talk.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Sincerely,
Sue Capper
Susan Capper
September 28, 2008
To Paul's family,

I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I remember way back when the boys were 3 or 4 years old, our son Cole took swimming lessons with Paul. Cole served at Balad Air Base in Iraq from August 2006-Aug. 2007. My heart aches for you. The thoughts and prayers of the families of all the young men who have stepped forward to serve their country are with you now.
Barbara Hickman
September 27, 2008
I knew Paul from our great years at Brookside. May he now be in eternal peace and happiness.
KAYLA CAPPER
September 27, 2008
Clevenger Family,

I went to Drake with Paul. We had many classes together and did projects and debates as a team. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I considered Paul a good friend of mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul was an amazing and talented person with many gifts. If there is anything I can do please let me know.
Nick Hawley
September 25, 2008
One time me and the other nerds a year older than Paul were trying to push him and his equally nerdy friends out of the room they'd taken in the library. Paul stood up to us; literally, stood up and explained in a louder, stronger, adulter voice that his group wasn't budging. We weren't expecting that, and it kind of made us put our tails between our legs and we just slinked away, and at the end of the day the younger kids remained in full possession of the library room, thanks to Paul.

I hadn't talked to him since highschool, but that was the Paul I knew and grew up with: sweeter, smarter, and braver than anyone else I ever knew.

Andrew, Mr and Mrs Clevenger, you have my deepest sympathy and regret for your loss.
I considered Paul my friend.
Will Brett
September 24, 2008
I miss you so much.
Danny
September 24, 2008
Hey Paul, miss you already. You and Andrew always came to visit when we were all kids and you guys were my favorite.

Love,
Nate, your cousin
Nate Northrup
September 23, 2008
Dear Clevenger Family,

Though I lost track of Paul after the fifth grade, I shall always remember him. He took such an avid interest in the Shrimp Club and was willing to do almost anything to help the shrimp. Paul, though very hard working and serious most of the time, would, every once in a while, have just the tiniest gleam of humor or mischief in his eye. My heart and sympathies go out to all of you for such a tragic loss of such a fine young man.
Ruth Hicks, Paul's former teacher at Brookside
Ruth Hicks
September 23, 2008
Dear Cathy, David and Andrew,
Our family is saddened to hear of your loss and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Fondly,
The Hersey Family / San Anselmo
September 23, 2008
I was deeply saddened to hear about Paul. Although I haven't seen him in years, he was a witty, intelligent, and kind person. My thoughts are with Andrew and the whole Clevenger family.
Jacob Wieser
September 22, 2008
Dear Clevenger Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

I was Paul's Team SGT for our CAT A while serving in Samarra, Iraq. The time that I had with Paul was remarkable. He was a loyal and dedicated solider who always put others before himself. Paul always brought an uplifting spirit to our team. I am saddened by your loss.
David Doyle
September 21, 2008
I am sorry to hear about your loss, he was such a great guy. He will be missed.
Holly Gallagher
September 21, 2008
Cathy, David, and Andrew,
We were so saddened to hear of the loss of Paul and our hearts go out to you. We remember Paul as a talented, smart young man and we appreciate his service to our community and our nation. We wish you the best of memories.
Spencer, Stacey, Seth and Samantha Sias
September 20, 2008
Dear Clevenger Family,

Our hearts are heavy after hearing the news about your dear son Paul. I wish we had heard earlier today because we would have attended his service as the family of another Army soldier aware of the sacrifices our soldiers have made and continue to make. Our son John went through the same schools, swim team and cub scouts with Paul. John served with the 172nd Stryker Brigade in Mosul and in Baghdad, Iraq from July, 2005 through November, 2006.

You are all in our prayers.
David and Charlotte Blumenberg
September 20, 2008
Dear Clevenger Family,
We want to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Bye Family
Dorothy Bye
September 20, 2008
Cathy,David and Andrew,
Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers today. We will always remember Paul and his sweet smile as a little boy at Brookside. We will continue to pray for all of you and Paul.
Erin Badala
September 20, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Laura and Eli Adler
September 20, 2008
Kathy and David - I remember Paul from his participation in the RVCS KidTech program when he was in middle school. He was always a joy to be around... kind, good-natured, capable. I can't believe he's gone. As I'm sure you can't. I won't be able to be there tomorrow but my thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time. I hope you can find comfort knowing that he was well loved in the community as are both of you.
Lani Sexton
September 19, 2008
The Birrell Family sends their deepest sympathy. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings on Paul. Our community has lost a fine young man.
Debra Birrell
September 19, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Paul as a little boy and watched him grow up into a man before most boys were men. I remember when Paul and Andrew came back to swim for Sleepy Hollow and I was able to reconnect with all of you. Cathy and David, you are wonderful parents. I send you my prayers. Paul was a gem--a bright young man. I am so sad for the loss of your son. Carole Lester
Carole Lester
September 19, 2008
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dick and Janet Yant
September 19, 2008
Dear Clevenger family,

Please accept our condolences and know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Paul will be missed by so many and it will be important to cherish your memories of him.

May God give you peace and may his love reign over you in your time of sorrow.

I am a cousin of Becky Billings who shared the news with me so we could pray for you and let you know we are so sorry for your loss when she received the message from her cousin Diane Northrup.
Carol Guyer
September 19, 2008
All of Troop 50, past and present, sends our love and support to Dave, Kathy and Andrew. Our youngest eagle is soaring high. We will miss him and we honor his memory.
Troop 50
September 19, 2008
I am very saddened to hear about Paul and my deepest condolences go out to the entire Clevenger family. I knew Paul from high school, I was friends with his Brother Andrew. He was very talented and a great person to be around, he never passed judgment on anyone. Paul will be dearly missed, but will always be remembered for his kindness, good sense of humor, and his intelligence. Rest in Peace Paul and bless the Clevenger family with the strength to overcome.

Hang tough Andrew, keep your head up and be strong for the family. Peace Be With You

Josh
Class of 2001
Josh Cox
September 19, 2008
Dear Ones, Our hearts are truly aching with you now. We know that only time with our Lord can hope to ease the terrible grief you feel. We have and will continue to keep you in our prayers. We wish we could be there in person to hold you and cry. If there is any way we can help please contact us. A memory stone should arrive soon to remind us of the only firm Rock we have in this life. Love, Charlie & Becky B.
RS Billings
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