Paul Harry Vellinga died February 3, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born August 6, 1932 in Nowalk, California to the late James and Elizabeth Vellinga. Paul was the middle of three boys, Dan the oldest, Joe the youngest. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joanne and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Paul enjoyed a long career in the aero space industry including three years in Iran. Upon his return, he settled in Everett, Washington for nine years until moving to Mesa, Arizona. After retirement from the aero space industry, he enjoyed a short career as a bus driver for Mesa Public Schools and test driving cars for GM. Paul enjoyed spending time with family doing activities such as skiing, riding his motorcycle, and flying airplanes. He enjoyed his travels around the world. Paul loved to be with his family.