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Paul Fridrich

August 5, 1949 — February 25, 2021

Paul Fridrich


Paul Thomas Fridrich, 71, of College Station, went on to be with his Lord and Savior in heaven on Thursday, February 25, 2021. A Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, on Monday, March 1st, at Hillier of COLLEGE STATION. A Visitation will be held at 10 am, on Tuesday, March 2nd, at the funeral home. Final Military Honors will begin at 11 am, with Life Celebration following, on Tuesday, March 2nd, at the funeral home.

Paul Fridrich was born on August 5, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio. A Cleveland Browns fan from an early age, Paul was proud to be born and raised in Cleveland. Paul eventually joined the Army, working on helicopters in Vietnam. He was a Chief Mechanic and a Gunner. After the Army, Paul became a pilot. He loved flying and it wasn't just his career, but a passion of his. He collected model airplanes, and invested a lot of time in his collection. He was involved in the Texas A&M Flying Club and the NRA. Paul truly enjoyed teaching others, and became a flight instructor and taught gun safety and shooting.

The day Paul accepted Jesus was the greatest day of his life. Paul loved teaching people new things, including his faith. He had a strong faith, and teaching the bible to others came naturally to him. He brought many people to know and love Jesus. He was very spiritual, and his religion helped him through the critical times in his life.

Saying Paul was a fan of the Cleveland Browns would be an understatement. He would take a trip to Cleveland every year for the Cleveland Browns' home opening game! He was a die-hard fan! If he wasn't watching the Browns, Paul would be listening to his jazz music. Paul loved jazz music, especially listening to David Brubeck. Paul had a wide variety of pasttimes, and also enjoyed shooting, bowling, and cooking. He lived life to the fullest, and enjoyed every second of every day.

Paul will be missed by his children, Melanie K Shwark and husband William L. Schwark Jr., and Lee T. Fridrich; his grandchildren, Jesse Fischbach, Derek Fridrich, Breanna Schwark, John Fridrich, and Lyla Fridrich; his siblings, Charles Fridrich, Dan Fridrich, and Joseph Fridrich; and his loving girlfriend, Jean Westphal.

He will be reunited in heaven by his Lord and Savior with his parents, Joseph John Fridrich and Angela Jaquet; his granddaughter, Summer Fridrich; sister, Ann Jerins; and niece, Angela.

The family would like to thank CHI St. Joseph Oncology and Cancer Clinic, who took care of him with the utmost respect and care. A special thank you to Dr. Floyd, Dr. Julia Nuegent, Dr. Fleener, nurse Chelsea, nurse Kristen, nurse Janice, nurse Wendy, and tech Michael for caring for our loved for as though he were your own.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, March 1, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station

4080 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station

4080 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845

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Final Military Honors

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station

4080 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845

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Life Celebration

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Starts at 11:15am

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station

4080 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845

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