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Paul Joseph Chilson, Master Chief (USN Ret.), 97 years of age, passed from this life on Nov. 23, and is now serving on the staff of the Supreme Commander.
Preceded in death by his lovely wife, Arlene Marie (Linne) Chilson, of 63 years. He is survived by his daughter, Paula J. Yole, her husband Steve and their children, Christopher and Kelley; his son Scott J. Chilson, his wife Janine and their sons, Cameron, Andrew and Luke.
Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., he grew up in Muskogee, Okla., and graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1941. He enlisted in the US Navy five days after Pearl Harbor and retired from the service in July 1975.
Paul was an avid fresh water bass angler. He was also an ardent fan of the University of Oklahoma (Sooners) football team and a very strong supporter of the New York Yankees baseball team.
Burial with full military honors will occur in Arlington National Cemetery, where he will be joining his wife Arlene who was buried there with full military honors in 2011. A celebration of his life will be held at the East Greenwich United Methodist Church at a later date in 2021.
You can leave an online condolence at the Hill Funeral Home website HERE.
Art and I send our sympathy to Paula and Scott and their families. We had the pleasure of knowing the Chilsons when Paula and Scott were students and we are saddened by their loss.
Scott, so sorry for the loss of your father, but great to see a long life of 97 years. Our thoughts our with you this holiday season.
Remo and Dana Colarusso