Joseph P. GawlikSeptember 07,2013Joseph P. Gawlik
BENNINGTON — Joseph P. Gawlik, 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday afternoon, September 4, 2013, at the Centers for Living in Bennington.
Joseph was born in Yonkers, New York, on May 19, 1935, the son of Joseph S. and Pauline (Schepkowski) Gawlik.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen McCarren Gawlik; and his children: Joseph D. Gawlik and his wife, Wendy of Manchester Center, Vermont, Jeannine Lonsway and her husband, Eric of Portland, Oregon, and Gregg Gawlik of Pawlet, Vermont.
His two beloved grandchildren, Quinn Lonsway and Maeve Lonsway of Portland, Oregon, also survive him. His son, Brian Gawlik, predeceased him in 2009.
A Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 12 noon at Christ Our Savior Parish (St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church) in Manchester, Vermont. There are no visiting hours.
If friends desire, memorial gifts in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Brian J. Gawlik Media Arts & Sciences Endowed Fund at Burr & Burton Academy, P. O. Box 498, 57 Seminary Avenue, Manchester, VT 05254.
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