March 17, 2020
The North Port Moose Lodge is closed for the next 30 days as ordered by Florida Governor DeSantis.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced sweeping new restrictions across Florida to tamp down on the spread of coronavirus, ranging from a mandatory last call for bars and night clubs to ordering all university students to study from home. Starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, all bars and nightclubs will be closed for the next 30 days, DeSantis said.
We apologize for the delay in posting the notice of Paul's passing. Communications have crossed during the COVID-19 crisis as well as the remodeling of the Lodge. Brother Paul will be missed.
Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957 . Paul’s second love was the Fraternal Order of the Moose. A fifty year member and Pilgrim in the North Port Lodge 764 . Paul served as FBMA state president in 2001 -2002 and charted the Gulf Cove Lodge in 2000. Paul loved sports and was a 13 year season ticket holder of the Port Charlotte Stone Crabs and active member of their booster club . He was a Tampa Bay Rays fan and he loved his Ohio State Buckeyes. Paul is preceded in death by his loving wife Norma Hedrick and loving grandson Gregory Silvia .
Memorial services and military honors celebrating Paul’ life will be scheduled at a later date after the COVID-19 epidemic has passed. Interment will be in Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul’s name to Moose Charities, 155 S . International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539.
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