Eugene (Gene) Pawlowski
Monday, August 11, 2014 3:00 AM
Eugene (Gene) Pawlowski, 97, passed away July 14, 2014, at the Oklahoma VA Center, Claremore, Okla. Gene was born December 9, 1916, in Milwaukee, Wis. to Frank and Josephine Pawlowski (Nee Czarnecki).
Gene was raised in Menominee, Mich., and while a student at Menominee High School, he and another student built the four sets of iron gates in shop class for Walton Blesch Stadium. Gene married Margaret (Maggie) Noel of Marinette and moved his family to Milwaukee in the early 40's. He served with the 59th SeaBee's on Guam. After World War II, Gene served as Commander of Milwaukee's Nowak-Plunkett VFW Post 920. In 1964 he married Jacqueline Girard and with her help formed Mery Girard Antiques becoming experts in French antiques, medical equipment and Edison Machines.
Gene is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Girard Pawlowski; sons: Gene R. Pawlowski and A.J. Pawlowski (Cyndi); daughter, Peggy Finch (Gerald) and step-daughter, Frances Purdy (Carol Richards); four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, Raymond Pawlowski and granddaughter, Shell Purdy.
Burial will be on the family plot at Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Mich. 11 a.m., August 13th.