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Paul Palma
  • January 18, 1955
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  • September 15, 2018

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Paul L. Palma
January 18, 1955 – September 15, 2018
Paul is predeceased by his parents, Paul Palma, Sr and Anita Palma. He leaves behind his wife, Shirley of Port Orange, FL, daughters, Allison Antolos (Dan) of Okinawa, Japan, Heather King of Port Orange, brothers Anthony (Jinnie) and Joseph of Southampton, NJ, 3 grandchildren Layne and Noah King of Port Orange and Adelyn Antolos of Okinawa, Japan. Pop-Pop was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and best friend to all he knew. He also leaves behind a lot of beloved extended family and friends.
He was born in Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ and graduated from the Rancocas Valley High School in Mt. Holly, NJ.
Paul went on to get his engineering degree from University of Central Florida and his Master’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans.
After earning his degree, he went to work for G.E. in Daytona Beach, FL. Then Lockheed Martin in Orlando and was currently employed with CAE in Tampa, FL.
He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange. Paul was an avid fisherman and hunter, a dedicated member of the NRA and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on October 7, 2018 from 1:00-5:00pm at Flagsticks at Cypress Head Golf Course, please see below for address. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You are invited to share your memories with the family at www.baldwincremation.com


Flagsticks at Cypress Head Golf Course
6231 Palm Vista Street, Port Orange, FL 32128
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Date & Time:
October 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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  1. 27 Sep 2018
    Dirk Barnett says:
    Dear Shirley and the Palma family,
    I am heartbroken at the loss of Paul much, much too soon. You all have my deepest condolences and sympathies. As you know, I worked with Paul many years at GE, Lockheed, and CAE and until 4 years ago, Paul and I carpooled together for years between our homes in Port Orange and work at CAE in Orlando. He was a perfect companion for carpooling and I will cherish the many, many conversations about a myriad of different topics during our carpooling and our lunches together. Paul was always so positive and a pleasure to be around. He actually listened and cared about what I had to say and even if we sometimes had different points of view on a subject, we could always discuss it earnestly and respectfully. During stressful times at work he had a way of making work less stressful. I will miss Paul for a very long time to come. Paul, may you rest in eternal peace my friend.

  2. 26 Sep 2018
    Eudine Herbert says:
    It has taken me this long to write something because I still can't believe that Paul is not here. He was an awesome guy, who always, always, always, had a greeting or a kind word to say whenever we crossed paths. He is missed.

    My deepest and sincere condolences to the family. My prayer group and I continue to pray for comfort and healing for the family.

  3. 26 Sep 2018
    Kevin Rivera says:
    Paul was a great boss to work for and with for the last 6 years. He will be missed. Praise God for healing. I pray the Lord Jesus will be at the side of those mourning to carry, comfort and strengthen them.

  4. 24 Sep 2018
    H. K. Borders lit a candle:
    Lit since September 24, 2018 at 9:56:12 PM

  5. 24 Sep 2018
    Karen Payne says:
    I am just heart sick thinking of the world without Paul. He was a colleague for many years and I enjoyed working with him through many challenges. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed.

  6. 24 Sep 2018
    Nannine Dahlen says:
    Dear Family of Paul Palma, I am sending you my most sincere sympathy on the loss of Paul. We were in the Loyola Master's Degree program together. It was such a pleasure for me to get to know Paul and to work with him. He was an intelligent, thoughtful and very much appreciated part of the group! Your loss is all of our loss.

  7. 23 Sep 2018
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    Lit since September 23, 2018 at 9:16:59 PM

  8. 22 Sep 2018
    Carol Matranga says:
    I was shocked and so sad to learn that Paul had passed so suddenly. I have good memories of the fun and noisy Palma family reunions. I know that my parents loved Paul and visited him in Florida whenever they could. Paul was gracious enough to turn his house over to us when my dad and mom took my sisters and all our kids to Disney. In 2013, Bobbi traveled with mom on her last trip to Florida. I met them in Tampa and Paul took the time to come visit one evening. I know seeing Paul made my mom happy. Mom passed in 2014, and I will never forget that Paul traveled to NJ to pay his respects. He could only get away for a day. That meant so much to our family. My heart goes out to all his family as they grieve his loss. May the beautiful memories of Paul you hold in your hearts give you comfort in the days ahead.
    Love Carol

  9. 21 Sep 2018
    Randi Leone & Jim Wescoat says:
    Paul will be missed by all who knew him. He was such a great guy! You and your family Are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. 20 Sep 2018
    Rich says:
    Palma Family,

    I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Paul at two different companies and for over 10 years. He was fun to work with and will be missed, he left us too soon.


  11. 20 Sep 2018
    Janice Tainsh lit a candle:
    Lit since September 20, 2018 at 9:25:02 PM

  12. 20 Sep 2018
    Vivian Rice says:
    To the Palma Family,
    Hold on to your memories of Paul and let them carry you all through this difficult time. My sincere condolences to your family.

  13. 20 Sep 2018
    Kevin Coffey lit a candle:
    Lit since September 20, 2018 at 9:54:13 AM

  14. 20 Sep 2018
    Michael Weigart says:
    I am so saddened and sorry for your loss. Even though I worked different programs than Paul I did have a chance to meet him over the years and I would see him a lot in the hallway. He was always so nice and would always say hi no matter how busy we all were, Paul will definitely be missed.

  15. 20 Sep 2018
    Aunt Rita Jean Palma lit a candle:
    Lit since September 20, 2018 at 9:16:50 AM

  16. 20 Sep 2018
    Rita Palma Quin lit a candle:
    Lit since September 20, 2018 at 9:14:08 AM

  17. 20 Sep 2018
    Rita Palma Quin says:
    Dear Paul:
    I will miss your messages . Rest in Peace.
    I will be reading at Mass for you.
    Aunt Rita Quin

  18. 19 Sep 2018
    Donna Biancosino says:
    My heart goes out to the family and to everyone that knew Paul .He was a very kind loving man..My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  19. 19 Sep 2018
    Kimberly Steward says:
    Uncle Paulie you were such a great uncle. You will forever be in my thoughts, and will always be missed! I know you are now in a better place and you are up there with grandma and grandpa and great grandma. She is probably telling you to sit down and eat cause you are hungry (even though your not) she always made sure that we were fed. Love you and miss you very much.
    Your step-niece,

  20. 19 Sep 2018
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    Lit since September 19, 2018 at 9:26:30 PM

  21. 19 Sep 2018
    Jenny & Anthony Palena lit a candle:
    Lit since September 19, 2018 at 9:26:52 PM

  22. 19 Sep 2018
    John Ike says:
    A definite Man of integrity, honesty and above all trust. God Bless the Palma Family and know all of Paul's CAE Family will miss him deeply! RIP Paul, Fair Winds and Following Seas! My honor to have known Him.

  23. 19 Sep 2018
    John Ike lit a candle:
    Lit since September 19, 2018 at 9:19:43 PM

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  26. 19 Sep 2018
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    Lit since September 19, 2018 at 9:12:46 PM

  27. 19 Sep 2018
    Jan Winsey says:
    I’m so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing and his family is in my prayers. Paul was a great co-worker at CAEUSA and I will truly miss him

  28. 19 Sep 2018
    CONNIE PHELPS lit a candle:
    Lit since September 19, 2018 at 9:33:36 PM

  29. 19 Sep 2018
    Matthew j Palma Jr. lit a candle:
    Lit since September 19, 2018 at 9:31:52 PM

  30. 19 Sep 2018
    Melissa Medina says:
    My deepest condolences for Paul's family,
    Paul was such a nice man and always smiling when we would chit chat at work. He truly was a joy to speak to and be around and all of his colleagues will miss him here. Stay strong and may Paul rest in eternal peace.


  31. 19 Sep 2018
    Laura Shives says:
    Dear Palma Family,

    Heartbroken is an understatement of how so many of us are feeling over the loss of our dear friend and co-worker, Paul. He was such a delight to work with, always smiling and positive, excited to see you and always happy to sit and chat. I will miss our conversations so much and just being in his presence. He was such a wonderful man that I am so happy I had to privilege to know. I pray that you all find comfort in knowing how much he touched our lives and what a special man he was. Paul will be sorely missed by his CAE family. May he rest in peace.

    Much Love,
    The Shives Family

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