Robert Edwin Paavola, 71, dies

Robert Edwin Paavola, 70 passed away on Tuesday, January 24 surrounded by his loving family. He lived in Chula Vista CA. He was born on May 20, 1946. He was proud to have served his country in the U. S. Navy retiring as a Senior Chief after 24 years. He enjoyed riding his dune buggy with friends in the desert and spending time with family. His warm, thoughtful, kind heart and sense of humor lives on through all who knew him.
Robert is survived by his wife Gloria, of 52 years; daughter Michelle Alderete (Ignacio); grandchildren: Haley, Hannah and Hayden, sisters: Jane Vukelich (David) of Babbitt, Cathy Coombe (Brian) of Ely, and Judy Paavola (Ken McAndrew) Jacksonville, Florida, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Frances Paavola. His memorial service will be on February 15 at MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA with full military honors.