John-Pauly, Jr.-Obituary

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John James Pauly, Jr.

Shorewood, Wisconsin

Feb 12, 1949 – Aug 11, 2018


Saturday, February 12th 1949
Saturday, August 11th 2018
University of Illinois


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Feerick Funeral Home - Shorewood Obituary

On Saturday August 11, 2018, John James Pauly, Jr. passed away at the age of 69 at his home in Milwaukee, WI. John grew up in Chicago, IL and attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, he earned a B.S. in Communications (1972), an M.S. in Journalism (1974), and a Ph.D. in...

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Dear Melanie,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. We know you have been strong for him through this long battle. Now let your friends take care of you, Gus and your family. Take comfort in the wonderful memories and know your Dad was so very proud of you.
Rita and Jim Rogers

Our best wishes to Lindsay and family. John was a thoughtful scholar, supportive colleague and friend. We especially enjoyed our time with you in St. Louis.

John's wisdom, warmth and wit will be missed. Thank you for all you have given us!

When I visited Milwaukee to interview with Marquette back in December 2015, John was one of the first friendly faces I encountered. His warm and welcoming demeanor weighed heavily on my decision to join the faculty. Since then, our interactions have always enjoyable and pleasant; I found myself doing more listening than talking as John had an abundance of wisdom and experience to share. He has helped me become a better professor in the short time I've been here. RIP good sir.

Deepest sympathies. I always enjoyed comparing notes with John over the years as both of our daughters attended Lawrence University at the same time we worked together at Marquette. John was a good friend to our Physical Therapy Department and he will be missed.

Lindsey, Kevin and Melanie, John was a terrific and caring person. He possessed an easy wit and charm that drew people to him. Usually the smartest guy in the room, John was interested in what others had to say while sharing his ideas in an artful manner. Those of us who were fortunate to have John as a long time friend are immeasurably better for that relationship. Dean, or as John would say- Dean-o.

John was high on my list of favorite people. Though all too infrequently, I always enjoyed the time I spent with him.

John was a caring, thoughtful, and wise colleague for whom I had tremendous respect. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John was one of the people who when I was widely-washy about getting my MA at SLU completely and totally encouraged me to do so. He was quick with a laugh and a joke and the man could cook. I'm forever grateful he gave me his pistachio pesto recipe. Rest in peace my friend.