Edward Anton Paucek
Edward Anton Paucek, 96, World War ll Veteran, passed away Thursday September 7, 2017 very peacefully in his sleep.
Edward was a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He spent a lot of time living in the North Carolina mountains, but most of all, he shared his love and took great care of his best friend and wife whom he is now reunited with once again in heaven.
Edward Paucek and Anna Margaret Stetzenbach were married November 1, 1941. He and his siblings were brought up in the Tavern Business owned by Josephine Paucek, known as “Ma’s Place”.
Edward enlisted in the service after Pearl Harbor was bombed, serving the duration of World War II, and upon their return they went back to the tavern business. Ed and Marge re-located from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and in 1960 started City Wide Insulation Co., AAA Insulation. Ed remained in that industry until retirement, exposing his son and daughter to the construction/business industry. He and Marge spent part time in their summer home in Robbinsville, North Carolina.
Edward enjoyed a rich and long life, including; tavern and entertainment, insulation and construction, hunting, fishing, golf, acting (movie “Nell”) and charitable projects.
He was a voracious reader, especially history and westerns.
His fraternal links were Odd-Fellows, Moose Club, Elks Lodge, and the American Vets.
Edward is survived by his son Edward (Ellie) Paucek; daughter Kim Haley; sister Lillian Hartmann, grandchild Shantel (Chris) Braman, great-grandchildren Isabelle and Christian Braman, grandchildren Shaun Findlan, Patrick Haley, Edward Paucek, Mark (Stephanie) Paucek, Ethan and Madeline Castro, Christopher (Gabrielle Paucek), Noah and Henry Paucek.
Ed was like a father to many, friend to more... special to all of us because of his spark for life, ability to light up a room when he walked in, putting smiles on faces, making someone laugh, and always bringing the best out in everyone he met. He served our country proud, became a successful businessman, and will always be remembered for his love for the action, living life to the fullest, and love he shared with his family.
He is held in our hearts forever and will be missed by many, but never forgotten. Edward’s family will receive friends July 14, 2018, following Mass at 10 a.m., at their family estate in Robbinsville.
A memorial of his life Mass will be at 10 a.m. July 14, 2018 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Robbinsville.