Sad News about Norm Paulhus - a civilian employee who worked at CGHQ
From Retiree Services Program Manager Bob Hinds:
This is to pass the very sad word that our ‘shipmate’ Norm Paulhus has crossed the bar. We are forever a more “connected” and better family for Norm’s daily NORMNET news-stories about the Coast Guard. I’ve no doubt the tears this old Honorary Master Chief is crying today will be among a sea of other very sad, but grateful, tears for no greater friend to the Coast Guard – NORMAN G. PAULHUS, JR. , HONORARY “CHIEF”, U.S. COAST GUARD. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.
Norm’s sister Kathy Fain has requested your assistance in passing the word regarding Norm’s funeral (Webmaster: Scroll down to last item on this page).
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From RADM Bert Kinghorn (Ret.), Co-chair, Coast Guard Retiree Council Northwest:
Norm was a lifetime Civil Servant who was a friend with any he met, and published and mailed a quarterly sheet with photos of everyone he had seen during the period. He was "friends" with every Commandant since Gracey and every boot Seaman to work at HQ since Hopley Yeaton. He knew more CG spouses than anyone ever to walk this earth.
He met Susie once at a change of command which had 750 attendees. 3 years later he walked up to her at a Washington Area CG Day picnic and hugged her, greeted her by name, and treated her like a long lost sister. He had an exceptional capacity to remember names.
I first met him when I was a LCDR and considered him a close friend thereafter.
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Norman G. Paulhus, Jr., 67, of Rockville, MD passed away on August 25, 2017. Son of the late Norman G. Paulhus, Sr. and Kathryn Swartz Paulhus. Survived by his sister, Kathy Fain of Rockville, MD.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10am at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, MD 20832. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD.