A Friend Passes
Paul was an expert on Fairliners and was a vintage vehicle aficionado. He moored his boat here for nearly 15 years and was a key member of the Local Fairliner Rendezvous Club. He was instrumental in planning the National Fairliner Rendezvous. He worked at BNSF for many years and then at Boeing. As a member of the IAM Union, he worked as a shop steward and Flight Test Mechanic for Boeing.
His loss will be felt the most by his two sisters Grace and Francis. His friends at the marina will be planning a potluck meal to honor and celebrate Paul’s life. Notice of the exact date of the event will be posted around the marina. There is also talk of erecting a permanent memorial here at the marina in Paul’s honor. If you are interested in the potluck event, donating to the memorial or where to send flowers, please contact the Marina office (253) 272-4404.
We are truly fortunate for the time we have had to get to know Paul. However his loss was unexpected and devastating to his friends. Kathy Mannelly has offered her services as grief counselor to anyone here at the marina who would like someone to talk to confidentially about this event. Her phone number is (253) 279-8063.
The marina is currently looking at raising funds to create a memorial bench for Paul. If you are interested and think this is a good idea, please let us know. The benches are $500 and an 8' x 10' brass plaque is around $300.