Adrian II, Alan ‘Al’ Paul, 49, of Alpena, was wrapped in the arms of the Lord and suddenly taken to heaven on Monday August 29, 2021.

Alan was born in Long Beach, California, the younger of two children born to Alan and Florence Adrian. Growing up, he enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was baseball, fishing, camping, or riding his bike with the other kids in the neighborhood. Her summers, growing up, were spent with her closest cousins ​​Allen Clark and Aaron; their favorite pastime being tormenting Alan’s older sister.

Al graduated from Alpena High School in 1991 and soon began working as a merchant seaman. His love for family and cars led him to work alongside his father and best friend Alan I for many years at Cathro Auto, the family business. He then became a service technician at Young’s Appliance, thriving in an environment that involved using his hands to solve problems and fix things.

Alan was blessed with three children: Dailen, Allie and Berklee. His smile lit up the room when he bragged about it to others or was able to hunt and target practice with Dailen, watch Allie’s dance recitals, or cheer on Berklee at his football games. Over the years, Alan continued to love the outdoors; spending time riding quads with his kids, playing golf and horseshoes with his dad, going to trout camp with his buddies, working on his blind deer in anticipation of the next dollar, and hanging out at the family pool.

He is survived by three children, Dailen, Allie and Berklee, his parents Alan I and Florence, a sister Brandie (Randy) Gapske, nephew Jacob Gapske, niece Lauren Gapske, best dog friend Axle and many members and precious family friends. .

Alan is at McWilliams Funeral Home where visiting hours will be Friday, September 2, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. with a prayer service beginning at 11 a.m. Online condolences can be entered at