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Palm Coast’s Paul Aiello, 52, Local Business Owner, Is Killed in Motorcycle Wreck Near Hammock Resort

| March 10, 2016

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Paul Aiello owned RHS Mechanical in Palm Coast. (© FlaglerLive)

Paul Aiello, a 52-year-old Palm Coast resident and the owner of RHS Mechanical, was killed this morning (March 10) in a motorcycle wreck in the Hammock.


The Florida Highway Patrol said that based on a preliminary investigation, Aiello was traveling on Ocean Crest Drive on a 2014 Harley Davidson when he lost control, struck a curb on the south edge of the road, struck a tree and was ejected. He was taken to Florida Hospital Flagler, where he was pronounced dead.

The wreck took place at 10:30 a.m. No one else was involved. Aiello, a long-time resident of Sabal Bend in Palm Coast, was not wearing a helmet, an FHP spokesman said.

Aiello since 2008 had owned of RHS Mechanical, a heating and air conditioning company that operates out of Hargrove Lane in Palm Coast, and that had grown over the years to 12 to 15 employees. A member of the Flagler Chamber of Commerce and the Flagler County Home Builders Association, he was a recipient of the association’s “Above and Beyond” award two years ago.

“I don’t know if I ever met a guy who cared so much about what he did,” said Jason DeLorenzo, the association’s government affairs director who knew Aiello well. “He was a real character, he had a kind of New York bravado about him.” DeLorenzo spoke of Aiello’s exactitude on the job: he did not brook cut corners or any work that wasn’t up to his standards, and did not hesitate to cause headaches for contractors or require that certain jobs be redone to ensure that his standard was met. “He cared about the end product more than what it would take to get it done,” DeLorenzo said. “He was unbelievably respected for that.”

Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Department responded to the scene. John’s Towing of Bunnell towed the motorcycle. The scene, in the northern vicinity of the Hammock Beach Resort, was cleared by 2 p.m.

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32 Responses for “Palm Coast’s Paul Aiello, 52, Local Business Owner, Is Killed in Motorcycle Wreck Near Hammock Resort”

  1. Linda says:

    To Paul’s family, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Paul was a great man!

  2. Bob croce says:

    Rest in peace Paul

  3. Ray R. says:

    Rest In Peace Cousin Paul- You will be Missed By All. We Love You And God Bless you !!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why people don’t wear helmets is beyond me

  5. Donna Heiss says:

    I am so deeply saddened to hear this. My heart goes out to family and friends. You were a great guy Paul.

  6. Dennis Carlin says:

    God bless you Paul you sure will be missed

  7. Bikelife1963 says:

    Ride in paradise brotha

  8. The D'Errico Family says:

    Thank you, Paulie for your friendship and laughs. We will miss you. Had some great memories of your New Years parties. U were one of a kind. RIP

  9. YankeeExPat says:

    My Wife and I are so deeply saddened to hear this; Paul was truly a stand up guy.

    My fellow Riders take this to heed, if you value your families put on a Helmet

  10. Debbie says:

    My precious brother. I love you and will miss you dearly. You were taken from us so suddenly and my heart is broken. I was blessed to have had you in my life. You are with Mommy and Daddy and our brother John now. I know that they will watch over and protect you. May you find peace in Heaven and know that we will all be together again one day. I love you “Brother Dear”

  11. Rick Belhumeur says:

    Our community has lost a great person and businessman that was extremely passionate about what he did. He truly cared about the people he and his business served. Paul’s wit will be hard for anyone to surpass. He certainly will be missed by everyone who’s lives he touched either as a businessman or friend.

  12. Bill Ullrich says:

    RIP Paul. I still can’t believe it. No one ever put on a better New Years party. Prayers to Robin & all his employees. God Bless you.

  13. Dawn-Marie Allyn-Shartzer says:

    Tom and Paul worked together years ago at Morello’s. Just talked to him at the home show. He will be missed by many.

  14. John Sheneman says:

    I’ve known Paulie for better than 25 years, and considered him a very good friend. Paula and I are very saddened to hear about this. He was a good, kind man, real salt-of-the-earth. We will miss him deeply. Rest in peace, Paul S Aiello.

  15. Cathy K says:

    Rest in peace Paul. May your legacy live on. You will be missed.

  16. Linda Sparda says:

    Im very sorry for your loss. R.I.P.

  17. Louis says:

    Paul cant believe it! At a loss for words! I will miss you scummy! Love you brother,say hi to mom .dad & john! Love Louis (numpsey) !

  18. Don & Linda White says:

    Our deepest condolences to Paul’s family and RHS family.

  19. jim says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the friends and family.

  20. Billy Riess says:

    Debbie.
    This is Billy Riess. Not sure if you remember me. I’m so sad to hear about Paulie’s passing. Sending prayers you way. I will really miss him. Rest in Peace my friend.

  21. Billy Riess says:

    Louis.
    So so sorry for your loss. Hard to believe Paulie is gone. Gonna miss him a bunch. Couldn’t help but chuckle when you called him “Scummy” in your post. How can I get in touch with you?

  22. Louis says:

    hey billy its Louis tried to find you ,tom ,& jack to no avail! Glad you posted Email me and i will give you phone # email is loujrac@gmail .com Touch base Thanks Lou!

  23. Michael Russo says:

    One of the few people that were bigger then life. RIP my old friend.

  24. Kim olden says:

    Sad to hear! Thinking of you Robin

  25. caitlin Renee says:

    ❤️ Never will a day go by where I won’t think of you. i will never forget what we had. I will never say goodbye! I’ll see you later sweetzzz!!! Xoxox

  26. Jackie says:

    Who are u Caitlin

  27. Jaclyn McCort says:

    Paulie – you’ll be greatly missed. I am at a loss for words. Robin I love and am here for you. Debbie and Aiello family you are all in my thoughts.

  28. Jaclyn McCort says:

    Um, yeah, WHO are you Caitlin?

  29. Mattie & Richie says:

    Dear Debbie I couldn’t believe what I was reading this morning. He’s with all our angels in heaven, may he rest in peace.

  30. John Connell says:

    Debbie sorry for the lose of Paul he was my friend and neighbor will try to get to St. Annes for his service
    hopefully will see louie there

  31. Ingrid says:

    Took some time to remember some of the crazy fun things we did together as teenagers and beyond. Will always remember Paul’s big smile. Sad for Brother Numpsey and Paul’s family. Wish peace to all who will miss him.

  32. Debbie says:

    Hi Ingrid. This is Pauli’s sister. It’s funny but I just found pictures of you in an album when I was getting things ready for his Memorial. He was precious to me and I will miss him forever.

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