Paul Nahass
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Obituary of Paul Nahass

Our father passed away July 4, 2008, and it was fitting that he did so on Independence Day for he loved his country and served it well with the allied forces in World War II. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed tremendously by all of those who loved him. He was born on November 28, 1916 in Roxbury, MA, to the late Badia Homsey Nahass and the late Adolph Nahass. He spent most of his life in Wellesley, MA where he excelled as a football player on the high school team. After high school, Paul wanted to become an Air Force Pilot. The United States Air Force would not accept him without a college degree, so he went to Canada to pursue his dream. In 1940, Paul enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator/bombardier. He was eventually promoted to Flying Officer. In WW II he took part in 37 of the great bombing raids over Germany, North Africa and the Middle East. He returned to the states following the death of his brother, Edward. He spent the remainder of his service time as an instructor at one of the Canadian air schools. This is where he met his future wife, Mae, on a blind date. Mae and Paul dated for 4 months and were married on September 3, 1943. They have been married for 64 years. He is survived by his wife, five children and 10 grandchildren: son Edward and wife Kathi of New Boston, NH, son James and Sue Teeple of Amherst, NH, son Paul and Kathi of Norwood, MA, daughter Patricia Gleason and William Van Dyke of Lynchburg, son Peter and wife Pam of Millis, MA, grandchildren; Michael and wife Lara, Zachary, Andy, Peter, Brad, Ben, Jessica, Eddie, Alexandra and Scott. He is also survived by two sisters, Mariam Hamwey of Wellesley and Diana Tapley of College Station, TX. He was preceded in death by his brothers Edward and Robert. A memorial service will be held in Wellesley at a future date. In lieu of flowers we would be honored with donations to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, P.O. Box 630342, Baltimore, MD 21263-0342 or United Cerebral Palsey, 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 Spread your wings and fly dear father. .
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