Lt. Col. Sidney Paul, USAF Ret., 100, of Ossining, N.Y., formerly of Chicopee, died March 22, 2019 after a brief illness. He was the widower of Elizabeth Paul. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob and Kate Paul. He earned his B.A. and Master of Education at Temple University. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941 and in 1943 he earned his Commission and Pilot Rating “Wings.” He piloted the B-24 Bomber, “the Liberator.” In 1944 he was based in England with the 8th Air Force-44th Bomb Wing and flew in 30 combat missions. He received numerous awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. During his 25-year career he served throughout the U.S. and in Greenland. He served as base director of Safety at Westover AFB from 1960 until his retirement in 1967. After his military retirement he taught English and Reading at Chicopee Comprehensive High School. He was an active member of Congregation Sons of Zion and served on the board and as co-president. He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Gianfelice and Harriette Fields; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Simon and Ben; and sisters Sophie, Ida and Rose. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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