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Paul E Aloe

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur K Aloe and Rose Jeanette Aloe
Husband of Mary Hubschman Aloe
Father of Paul H. Aloe
Brother of Patricia Katzenberg

Occupation: Businessman
Managed by: Paul H. Aloe
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About Paul E Aloe

World War II Vet Businessman Community Leader

Paul E. Aloe, 87, a dedicated civic leader who worked tirelessly to better his community, died Monday, April 8,2014 in Abington as a result of sepsis. He loved Abington, having lived in Rydal for 57 years. He was one of the founders of the Abington Township Republican Organization and served as its Chairman in the 70s. He formerly served as the president of the Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association. He was instrumental in the creation of the Julie Greenbaum Memorial Award, which recognizes community service of high school seniors with scholarships. He believed in fighting for what was right and just and he was an inspiration to all who wish to serve their communities. He inspired and mentored many generations of civic leaders and fought for many civic causes in Abington. He was also a dedicated and hardworking small business owner, serving for years as the president of E Hubschman and Sons, a longstanding leather Philadelphia tannery. Later, he turned his love for the aloe plant into a company, The Magic of Aloe, based out of Pennsauken, NJ. He loved to drink aloe vera juice, which he did daily throughout his life, and never showed up to a family function without a bag full of green soaps carved with an aloe plant. He was born on May 6th, 1926 in Shaker Heights , Ohio. He grew up on and lived on a farm in Warminster, Pennsylvania with his sister, Patricia, whom he loved dearly. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and was deployed on a warship in the Pacific. When he returned from the Navy, he completed college and then married Mary Hubschman (1929-1976). He was a devoted husband and loving father to their son, Paul H. Aloe. He attended college at Temple University, graduating with the class of 1950, where he was the president of the One World League, a group promoting intercultural understanding based on a philosophy of brotherly love. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Mu and the elite Sword Society. He was a world traveler, a lover of good food and good wine, and a kind man who loved nothing more than cooking on his outdoor fireplace. He was a skilled gardener and spent his life surrounded by beautiful flowers. He was a fighter, beating insurmountable odds over and over. He never gave up. He believed in living surrounded by love and friendship, and he was full of determination and surrounded by love through the end. He is survived by his son, Paul H. Aloe, and his two grandchildren, Jessica Mary Aloe and Ryan Daniel Aloe. They, along with his beloved Abington community, miss him and continue to be inspired by his incredible spirit. A memorial service will be held on Monday April 14 at 1P.M. at the Abington Friends Meeting House, 520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 (215)-884-2865 Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Apr. 13, 2014 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomerynews/obituary.aspx?pid=170590084#sthash.RTTuwDL5.dpuf

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Paul E Aloe's Timeline

1926
May 6, 1926
Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
2014
April 8, 2014
Age 87
Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States

My dad has passed. Ryan and I were with him, each holding his hand. I gave him a back rub, and his Oxygen came up a bit. We were with him at the end. I did not let them shock him or pound on his chest. There would have been no point. He passed peacefully.
It has been a long, hard tough fight. Forty One days ago my dad came into Abington Hospital. Since that time, we have fought off acquired hemophilia, survived bowl surgery, DIC, a blood clot, a minor heart event, a stroke and septic shock. Dad fought valiantly and bravely. In the end, he faced more than anyone can endure. I think I speak for myself, Ryan and Jessica in saying how proud we are of his fight and will to live.
Some may say that we have lost the fight, but I think the opposite. Dad always knew that life is temporary and fleeting. That is why it is so valuable and precious. When he chose surgery, with only five percent chance of survival, he told me if I die I die, but I am going to do what it takes to live.
Dad is indeed a fighter. He never fought for anything other than what he thought was just and right. He fought for his community. He fought for his wife. He fought for me when I was a child and all others had given up on me. He always taught me never to give up, and my dad never did. Dad went down the way he lived, with friends, with love, and with determination. I ask each of you to help me in carrying on his spirit and all that made him special. Life is temporary, but the fight endures, and love is forever.

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