Obituary for Albert Pawlick
Albert Pawlick died on August 16, 2017. He was born to Otto Albert Pawlick and Marie Edna Mauss on August 31, 1923 in New York City. Al and his younger brother, Edward, were raised in a loving family in South Orange, NJ. Al joined the Boy Scouts in his early years and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He entered Williams College in the fall of 1941 after graduating from Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ. When Pearl Harbor was attacked three months later, he joined the V-12 Naval Reserve Training Program at Williams and was later admitted to the Midshipman’s School at Columbia University. Upon his commission as an Ensign in 1945, he was assigned to an amphibious assault ship, USS LSM-129, in the South Pacific. He was awarded 2 battle stars for amphibious landings in the Philippines and New Guinea. Upon his discharge in 1946 as Lieutenant (jg), he returned to Williams and graduated with a BA in economics. Al spent the next 7 years at J. Walter Thompson, an advertising firm in New York City. He met Margaret “Peggy” Bingham Lockwood in 1953 while playing baseball on a beach on Long Island. After their wedding in Indianapolis, the couple moved to Cambridge, MA where Al attended the Harvard Business School. He graduated in 1955, and with two young children, Peggy and Al moved to Lake Forest, IL and later Lake Bluff, IL, where they had a third child. Al worked as a marketing executive for many years at the Gillette Company, including VP of Marketing for Gillette of Canada. He later worked in similar capacities for Helene Curtis, the John O. Butler Company and others. He retired as President of the Lawyer’s Weekly Publication, a chain of newspapers for the legal profession, which he expanded into six states. Al was active at the Winter Club and the Republican Committee and was an avid player of golf, tennis, paddle tennis and squash in Lake Forest and Leland, MI where he and Peggy maintained a summer home for many years. Al was predeceased in 1995 by his first wife of 41 years, and he later married Marian (Phelps) Douglass Tyler. Together, they traveled extensively, occasionally with their combined family of more than 40 people. He is survived by his second wife, three children, Lock (Ann), Rob (Katherine) and Peter (Mary), and six grandchildren, along with 5 step-children, Louise, Scott (Susan), Tim (Joanne), Rob (Sue) and Kathy, 11 step grand-children and 4 step great grand-children. A service will be held on August 25 at 3:00 pm at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Leelanau Conservancy (leelanauconservancy.org.) or Fishtown Preservation (fishtownmi.org), both in Leland, MI.