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Obituary for Paul L Schortgen

Paul L. Schortgen, 81, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on February 24, 2024. He was born in Hicksville, Ohio on May 19, 1942.

He is retired as a Senior Chief after 28 years with the United States Navy and played music for MUSC for the Commodore for 10 of those years.

He is preceded in death by his father, Julius Schortgen; mother, Madonna Schortgen; his wife, Delores M. Schortgen (West); daughter, Michelle Schortgen (Saba).

Paul is survived by his wife, Janis I. Schortgen; son, Jeffrey Schortgen (Fussae); son in law, Nickolas Saba; grandchildren, Christopher Schortgen, Nika Schortgen, and Alexandra N. Saga; his three sisters, Firtz Smith, Becky Berry, Kay (Calvin) Yoder.

The family would like to thank all the members of the Emerald Coast Hospice team that made his last days so comfortable and helped him pass with dignity, love, and peace.

The service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 10650 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32507. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. following with Mass at 12:00 p.m. Interment to Barrancas National Cemetery where he will be put to rest.