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Paul Francis Dern

October 6, 1934 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 86)


SMSGT, Paul F. Dern (USAF Retired), age 86, passed away on April 27, 2021 in Biloxi.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1934 and he joined the United States Air Force at the age of 17, retiring at Keesler Air Force Base after 28 years. One of his last duty assignments was working as the Print Supervisor for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
His favorite activities were watching sports and Jeopardy.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Eva Ruth Dern and his parents, Louis and Helen Dern.

He is survived by four children, Keith Dern of Gulfport, Paula Morelock of D'Iberville, Gary Dern (Cecilia) of Biloxi, Carol Dern of Biloxi; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Mausoleum Chapel, Gulfport.
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Graveside Service
May 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Floral Hills Memorial Gardens
8910 Carl Leggett Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503

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