The Obit For Peter Pawlowski

Peter P. Pawlowski

Published In Home News Tribune on April 27, 2010

Peter P. Pawlowski, of Milltown, passed away Monday, April 26, 2010, at his home. He was 87 years old. Born in South River, he has been a resident of Milltown for 60 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, going through boot camp at Paris Island, N.C., then served during World War II in the South Pacific as an aerial gunny on B24 Bombers until the war ended. Peter was a carpenter working for Local Carpenter Union 1006 for many years. He played Minor League baseball in North Carolina after serving in the Marine Corps and also played baseball as a pitcher with the local teams HAAC of New Brunswick. Peter was the last living charter member of the Milltown Police Reserves, and was a member of the Milltown Fire Dept. serving as Fire Chief in 1972. He was a life member of the Milltown Fire Dept and life member of the Dept. Relief Association. He was past president of the Fire Dept. Exempt Association. He was a Milltown building inspector for 23 years. He was also a charter member of Milltown Little League, where he coached and managed teams for 10 years. Peter was also a member of the Happy Hour Rod & Gun Club.

Predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Anna Pawlowski; two brothers, Alexander and Costy; and sister, Nadine, he is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Norton Pawlowski; a daughter, Joyce Michalak and her husband Jerry; a son, Richard Pawlowski and his wife, Sylvette of Rochester; five grandchildren, Tracy Michalak Castrovinci and husband Chris, Julie Michalak and Melissa Michalak, Lisette and Jeanette Pawlowski of Rochester; two great-grandchildren, Jack Warner Castrovinci and Savanna Bree Michalak; and a step great-grandson, Gino Castrovinci. Also survived by three nephews, Costy, Nicholas, Alex Pawlowski; and a niece, Patricia Schuller.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 at Bronson & Guthlein Funeral Home of Milltown. The Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment in Holy Cross Burial Park. East Brunswick. Memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated. www.bronsonandguthleinfh.com.